DIY Halloween decorations – fishnet lantern project

Today’s DIY blog post is perfect for a classy Halloween party. It’s a project taken from Mason Jar Nation, which I reviewed earlier this year. You can find a fire-lighting DIY project and a butter-making recipe here on my blog, both of which came from this fantastic book. The tealight holder below looks fabuously spooky for your Halloween celebration, especially if you’ve got adults coming round to ‘trick or treat’ too! Read the extract from the book below and find out how to make this decoration for yourself:fishnet-lantern_aIn his 1957 collection, Mythologies, French literary theorist Roland Barthes penned an essay entitled “Striptease.” In it he enumerated the “classic props of the music hall.” His list included, “the furs, the fans, the glove, the feathers, and the fishnet stocking.” Much like apple pie and ice cream or peanut butter and jelly, feathers and fishnets have made, and will always make, a perfect pairing. Using them to turn a Mason jar into an alluring lantern takes minutes—if not seconds—leaving you time to concentrate on pairings of a different sort. Ooh-la-la.fishnet-lantern_bProject Supplies

1 black fishnet anklet, approximately 9’’ long, 1 quart-size, wide-mouth Mason jar, 1 wide-mouth jar band, 1 feather-embellished hair clip, 1 battery-operated pillar candle fishnet-lantern_cMAKING YOUR FISHNET LANTERNS

  1. Start by slipping the anklet over the Mason jar from the bottom up.
  2. Twist on the jar band over the ankletfishnet-lantern_d
  3. Fold the anklet over the band gathering the excess around the jar’s neck.
  4. Attach the hair clip at a jaunty angle, and pop the battery-operated candle into the lantern.fishnet-lantern_e

Extracted from Mason Jar Nation by JoAnn Moser, published by Cool Springs Press (£11.99).

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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