"But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder
So, I promised my dear Erika that I would handle last night's post, and promptly fell asleep. So I now have to apologize both to her (for being a lame sister,) and to you (for the lame picture I took of this craft.)
Nighttime is apparently not a good time for light. Go figure. Anyways, I wanted to make some cute lanterns, but I have a problem: where I live, if you light a match over a bathtub, somehow a forest catches fire. So this is my solution.
I filled Pint size jars with about 1/2 cup sugar and a flameless candle (I found mine at Costco- 9.99 for 24 of them) and because they don't need oxygen, I got to use my CUTE little antique vintage lids on the jars. :)
Then I used about 3 feet or so of jute string and tied it like so:
And I hung up our lanterns! So easy, and the girls thought it made the evening very special. Best part? Nothing to blow out, no wax to clean up, and I can use the jars for Ma's homemade preserves when the time comes. Have a lovely Sunday!