How to Make a Floating Candle Mason Jar

Are you looking for a fun way to reuse and repurpose old mason jars? Or hunting for an easy but pretty project to make a gift for a loved one? Here's a creative way to use a mason jar to make an awesome outdoor lantern!

Steps

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    Obtain a bed spring.
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    Cut both ends of the bed spring.
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    Bend the middle part of the bed spring and shape into a handle. You can wrap it with a colorful thin rubber sheet or a colorful cloth to make it look colorful and attractive.
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    Clean your mason jar.
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    Obtain a wire or a chain. You can also use an old necklace.
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    Get a piece of the bed spring end you just cut and place one on the bottom of the jar.
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    Place another on piece of the bed spring on top of the jar.
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    Cut your chain to size. Measure the distance between the spring ends and cut a few pieces that are all the same length.
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    Attach the chain to the bed springs. Use a malleable wire (or even a paper clip) to make the attachments.
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    Attach the handle you made.
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    Fill the jar 1/3 full with water.
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    Place your candle inside the mason jar.
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    Hang your jar outside on your garden fence. Light it up at night!

Things You’ll Need

  • Jar
  • Bed Spring
  • Pliers / Cutters
  • Chain or broken necklace.
  • Floating candle

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