Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Decopatch Jam Jar Garden Lantern

I wondered how Decopatch would work on a jam jar destined to become a garden lantern.  I did a bit of research on Google to get a few ideas and then I was off and running.  I can’t remember the name of the paper I used, but it was just right for summer nights.
Decopatch Jam Jar lantern
Once the jar was covered, I had an Ulrika moment and punched out some dragonflies using a light weight paper and glued them on top of the Decopatch ….. next followed several coats of clear glossy varnish …. I hate that bit as I get it all over me…. and all over my desk …. I am such a messy worker!
The final bit was the hanger …. always a bit of a botch up job that always seems to look OK in the end … I don’t have a method, just thin gold wire, a lot of winding and a few beads!
Decopatch Dragonfly Jar Lantern
And how did it look in the dark ……? Beautiful!


sue said...

Isnt that pretty, another fab idea

Di said...

Oh Helen - it's stunning! AS Sue says, another fab idea! Di x

Anj said...

Helen - its lovely - just need some warm summer nights to be able to sit and admire it x x x

marc said...

fab looks lovely big love marc