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Overview of course
Create wonderful lanterns using various recycled glass containers like pasta sauce, mayonnaise and coffee jars. These can be covered with tissue paper, glitter glue and add a silhouette of your choice to create colourful themed lanterns that you can illuminate using either candles (wax or battery) or light strings. These can be turned into decorative pots to hold flowers, pens or sweet gifts. Used as night lights for children by adding the battery operated candles or for those evenings sat in the garden or as mood lighting around the house.
The finished item can be embellished with glitter, beads, acrylic gems, string and ribbons to give them a bespoke look turning them into gifts for family and friends or handcrafted decorations for your own use.
The lanterns can be seasonal or follow a theme. Created to use as party favours, wedding centrepieces or garden parties, the uses are endless.
What will I learn?
During this course, you will learn to create decorative item(s), using a variety of media and methods, from planning to the finished outcome.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone who enjoys making things or who would like to try their hand at crafts.
You do not have to be artistic or creative as each item is individual to you, the course is planned to be fun and in a relaxed environment where you can share ideas and try different methods to create the finished product
Will I have to provide anything?
If you have a particular glass jar you would like to use then please bring along, if not the tutor will provide all materials needed apart from the tea lights.
A small cost of £3 will be payable to the tutor for all materials provided to make a number of lanterns, which you will be able to take home with you.
Am I ready to start?
A protective apron or coverall.
Various glass jars of your own preference or these can be supplied by the tutor if you would prefer.
The paints, stickers, embellishments, candles etc. can all be supplied at a small one off cost for the course
I'm interested. What should I do now?
If you would like to join a fun course and have a handmade item to show for all your hard work then you are ready to start
Days & times
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00