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



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

  2. 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, Hope to see you there!

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

  3. 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.

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

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

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


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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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


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