i have had these beautiful aqua glass lanterns for a few years now that one of my many sisters-in-law gave me for my birthday, just sitting on a shelf in front of framed pictures, not living out their full potential. then the 2 ball jars with handles were gifted to me by my sweet friend and i knew i had to put them all together. midway through this project, because projects take me much longer these days to complete, i was gifted 2 more hanging jars from the sweet ladies at vintage etc.!
i love how these look over the table on the front porch! i was debating lowering them, but i didn’t want to cut off the view or limit myself on what else i could use as a centerpiece on the table.
the source of my inspiration was a page from a recent martha stewart magazine. there was this beautiful garden party with hanging jars and lanterns that just looked magical to me! i’ve always wanted to try out this project as well.
i gathered all my jars and layed them out to look perfectly imperfect. i started with them all in a straight line, but when i got the last 2 jars i decided to break up the neatness of the look by having a couple offset on each side as well.
we got some eye hooks at home depot, along with the thinnest chain i could find.
then with some pliers we (sean) secured each length of chain to the eye hooks and the lanterns, making sure each lantern was at a different height, but still in the same general area.
this was such a satisfying, quick project! i also think they would’ve been really pretty lining the porch, hanging above the railings, if i had about 10 more jars!
now i just have to wait another week or so until my hydrangeas are big enough to put a few in the jars…