Recycled Moroccan Lantern

4 Materials
6 Hours

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.

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Materials Required for this project:

Glass bottle


Air dry clay


Glass colors

gems, rhinestones

Metal wire

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.

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