While researching decorations for my brothers wedding recently I came up with the idea of making our own tealight lanterns. I was inspired by an earlier Mima + Moo post of snowflake window markers as the couple were coming from the snow in Canada it seemed a perfect little symbolic deco to go on the lanterns.
YOU WILL NEED:
white tissue paper
Make little snowflakes using only 4-5cm squares of tissue paper. Stick snowflakes to jars with little dots of glue, don't use alot as the glue turns the tissue clear. Use 3-4 snowflakes per jar depending on the size of your jar.
Place tealights in jars, using a little dot of glue to secure them so they stay in place. Tie string around the lip of the jars if you wish to hang them.
A pretty great way to up-cycle old jars.
The night before the wedding we had the bridesmaids and friends sitting around the kitchen table cutting out snowflakes. We did jars of all sizes for the wedding some for on the tables, others strung up in the trees and placed around the fishpond.