Recycled Moroccan Lantern
Who does'nt like lanterns, that too Moroccan. They are absolutely gorgeous and bring that warm vibe into our homes.
In todays DIY project I am going to show you all how I made a Moroccan lantern with trash/recycled items. Do watch the video for a detailed tutorial. Heres what I made.
Materials Required for this project:
Air dry clay
Step1: Clean the glass jar thoroughly. Take different sizes of lids and stick them one on top of each other to form a tower, and keep it aside to dry.
Make a small ball with clay and stick it on top of the lid tower to give it a lantern look.
Step 2: Roll the air dry clay into a thin rope. We will use these to create designs on the jar.
Step 3: Apply glue in the area, and then place the clay to stick. Use tools like toothpick, back of a pen cap, and other household items to create imprints or designs on the clay.
Step 4: Use your imagination to create clay designs all over the Jar. This will give it a Moroccan patterned look.
Step 5: Before the clay dries out completely, add rhinestones/gems to give it a bejewelled look.
Step 6: Paint the lid tower in black.
Step 7: (optional step) Cut small pieces from a doily, paint them in black and stick them in the corners of the frame. Design is completely your creativity. So play around and have fun :-)
Step 8: Use a gold paint and highlight the lids and the clay work. I always use my fingers to do this, so that I have more control on the amount of paint and the texture i create.
Step 9: Using a 3D liner, create stained glass designs.
Step 10: Once the outline is dry, fill them with glass colors. make sure to dry each side before moving on to the next side.
Step 11: Once you paint all sides, this is how it looks. Do not stick the lid to the jar. This way we can open the jar and place a tea light holder/string lights.
Step 12: Attach the metal wire/jute rope to one of the lids to make the handle of the lantern.
So here's this beautiful, colorful Moroccan lantern made with a glass Jar.
Do watch the video for a detailed tutorial and leave your comments on this project.