What we used to make our glass gem lantern
• A Mason Jar
• Large tea-light candle
I decided to use a Mason jar for the base of our glass gem lantern. Mason jars have the useful characteristic of having a two-part lid. Consisting of a ring and plate, this combination allows you to have your finished jar open (by not using the plate) but still use the ring to give a completed look.
Bostik All Purpose is the glue that I recommend using to stick the glass gems onto the jar. It is a clear, extra strong and quick drying glue. It will bond a huge variety of materials including metals, wood, glass, china, leather, felt, canvas, paper and cardboard as well as many plastics and fabrics. Its quick bonding properties are brilliant for crafts such as this where you don’t want to be messing around trying to hold things in place.
Our glass gem lantern is super simple to make. The Bostik All Purpose bonds the glass gems to the mason jar really well, so we had no problems with any gems falling off. The hardest part of this project was working out how to arrange the gems.