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Create Glass Lanterns for the Backyard (page 2 of 3)

Add pizzazz to a summer patio with hanging lanterns. Suspended from shepherd's hooks, these easy, inexpensive candleholders will add sparkle to the garden by day and illuminate a pathway by night.

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Step 4: Wrap the Wire

Wrap 18-gauge wire around the top of the jar, just under the bottom lip, twice. About 18 inches of wire should do the trick, depending on the size of the jar.

Step 5: Make a Knot

Take the shorter, loose end of the wire and tie a knot on the right side of the jar. Leave about 3 inches of wire hanging freely out to the side.

Step 6: Wind the Short End of Wire

Wrap the shorter, loose end of the wire around the long end several times.