Quick frosted lantern DIY for a super summer party
In the summer, our entertaining moves outside complete with lanterns and candles adorning the patio and garden in the evening. These frosted lanterns are really quick to make and you can easily customize them to suit your decor.
We spend so much more time outside in the summer. Even my office has moved outside – I am sitting on the patio writing this, with a tall glass of ice tea and a very welcome breeze in my hair. Our entertaining has also moved outside, with lanterns and candles adorning the patio and garden in the evening. It’s just beautiful and really gets you in the mood for a party.
Perfect for summer parties
My sister and her family came to visit on the weekend, and while the kids were in the pool we decided to get creative! She first made these lanterns for her 40th and I thought they were so cute that we just had to try them. It’s really quick to make and you can easily customize them to suit your decor. I think these frosted lanterns are the perfect little mood-creators for a summer party!
Watch the video tutorial here!
You will need:
Glass jars (mason jars)
Podge medium and paint brushes or sponges
Use small amounts of food colouring to colour the podge medium. Liquid or powder colouring work equally well. It’s trail and error – my first coat was too light, so I ended up adding more colouring to get the right intensity.
Wait for the first coat to dry and add subsequent coats, until you are happy with the colour on the glass. You are going to have to salt the jar before the last coat dries, so you’ll have to work quickly!
Either roll the jar in a flat container filled with salt, or sprinkle the salt onto the wet podge while turning it. You’ll only use a very small amount of salt and it works really well if you work over a flat foam container to catch the excess.
Germarie Bruwer is an interior designer turned home decor and design blogger. Her award-winning blog, Homeology, features decor, DIY projects, trends and a gardening diary with the aim to inspire and empower her readers.