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Tea Light Lantern


Looking for fun and easy garden craft ideas? Make a Tea Light Lantern from Linda Peterson to brighten up your outdoor space! This craft is perfect for beginners or anyone that loves to spend time outside in nature. Spring is a great time for wonderful garden crafts.

Tea Light Lantern


  • Jar with a lip such as a baby jar or candle jar
  • 1/16” armature wire – Wireform
  • 3/16” armature wire – Wireform
  • Metal charm
  • Tacky Glue
  • Pliers


  1. Cut an 8” piece of 1/16” wire and bend into a “U” shape.

    Tea Light Lantern
  2. Cut an 18” piece of 1/16” wire and wrap around lip of jar.

    Tea Light Lantern
  3. Insert 8” wire end on to each side of jar and curl with pliers to secure ends. Repeat other side.

    Tea Light Lantern
  4. Pull the wire tight around the jar and wrap around the handle to secure. Trim off excess wire.

    Tea Light Lantern
  5. Wrap a decorative piece of wire around handle.

    Tea Light Lantern


  1. Stretch out the 3/16” coil.
  2. Add any loops desired.
  3. Bend the end down and loop in opposite way.
  4. Trim wire so that the hook is approximately 18” long.

    Tea Light Lantern


  1. You may substitute any wire for this project to create the lantern. Aluminum wire can also be found at your local hardware store.


For a video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Garden Tealight Lantern.


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