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How to Create a Mason Jar Patio Chandelier

I always lusted after the hanging ladders in Pottery Barn displays. Since I don't like to spend Pottery Barn prices on things I can make myself, I decided to wait it out and find a ladder that I could work with for my patio. When I found an old ladder at an antiques vendor booth, I knew it had to be mine. I brought it home finagled my husband into hanging it for me using mason jars as the "chandeliers". I added some sand and tealights, and a Moravian star as a centerpiece.
Altogether between the ladder, the mason jars and the star lantern I think I might have formed a trifecta of perfection. :)
When I'm not entertaining I take the mason jars down from the ladder and sit them on the table in case a strong wind blows through. Don't want glass on my patio!
The Pottery Barn Inspiration photo that started it all....
This ladder "chandelier" is one of my most favorite projects ever. I've got the full tutorial on how to hang the ladder with photo instructions over at my blog post.

To see more: http://unskinnyboppy.com/2011/04/pottery-barn-inspired-ladder-lantern/

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