Monday, June 9, 2014

Pottery Barn Inspired Hyannis Lanterns

You know what Graduation and Father's Day cards in Target means?  Yup.  Dust off the patio furniture & BBQ and get your citronella candles out cause it's officially Summertime!  I'm dressing up our mosquito repelling candles with a super easy and cheap PB inspired lantern knockoff using materials from the hardware store!    


My inspiration was the Hyannis Lantern at Pottery Barn which normally retails for up to $70 for the largest size.

Pottery Barn Hyannis Lantern
All the materials for my DIY lantern were purchased at the hardware store - one large and medium sized pickling jar, twine, rope, drawer knobs and clamps.  All tallied I spent $16 for my large lantern and $14 for my medium sized lantern.  BOOM! (microphone drop)


Here's how….
  • First, remove the hardware and lid from the jar
  • Place the clamp around the neck of the jar.  Using a pen mark the clamp where the holes for the drawer knob and screw should be placed on each side of the clamp
  • Next place a board or piece of PVC pipe through the middle of the clamp to prevent it from bending and to provide a hard surface to drill into
  • Use a drill bit that is as wide as the screw for the drawer knob you choose.  Drill through the marking you made on each side of the clamp
  • You may have to drive a nail through the drill hole to speed the process along and prevent the drill bit and clamp from getting too hot 
  • Note: don't worry if the clamp bends a little when you're drilling the holes.  It will retake it's shape once you secure it on to the jar
  • Mount the screws and drawer knobs onto the clamp
  • Place the clamp around the neck of the jar.  Use a screw driver to secure the clamp tightly to the jar
  • Place the rope (I used 1/2" round rope for the medium sized jar and 3/4" rope for the larger jar) around the screw between the knob and the clamp.  As you tighten the knob onto the screw it will act like a vise securing the rope
  • Next tie some twine tightly around the rope to make the handle
  • Place a little hot glue on the rope so that the twine stays in place as you wrap it around and around to make the handle
  • Cut the rope to the desired length that you want the handle to be
  • Hot glue and wrap twine on the other side to complete the handle
  • Fill your candle with sand or shells to help hold the citronella candle in place



Light your candles and enjoy a bug free night!  


I'm sharing this post with these fun parties this week:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot at Just a Girl and Her Blog * The Enchanting Inspiration Link Party at House by Hoff * Work It Wednesday at The Turquoise Home * Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie BlogThe Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush * The Pin Junkie * Vintage ChicWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now * Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest Link Party Palooza at I Heart Naptime





17 comments:

  1. These are awesome! You did a fabulous job!

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  2. Wonderful idea, I have a few storage jars similar to this that have a chipped rim, perfect for this.

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  3. These are adorable, especially with that rope! What a great knock off! I'd love it if you shared this over at The Makers link party going on at my blog right now, UpcycledTreasures.com. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I'll be sure to share the lanterns at your party :)
      xo,
      Lo

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  4. So Creative! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  5. Love the added knob. It makes it so much more substantial. Pinned. Would love if you shared this on the Merry Monday Linky Party.

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  6. How beautiful and so creative. I love your version!!

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  7. So cute I love them! Great knock off!!

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  8. I THINK YOURS ARE EVEN NICER THAN PB - Great job.

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  9. These are a dead-ringer for something in high-end catalogs. Great job!!

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  10. Love these! I have a few jars just waiting to morph into something beautiful like this. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity with us.

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  11. Wow, these are GORGEOUS! I'd love it if you'd link up to my Look for Less Design Challenge! By linking up, you're entered to win a $60 Target Giftcard too! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/07/diy-x-leg-ottoman.html

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    1. Thanks Kayla and thanks for the heads up about your challenge. How fun!

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