Recycling jars for Ramadan lanterns
are a must when you have a lot of empty jars in the kitchen, whether it be a coffee jar, baby food jar, or jelly jar, it always seems a shame to throw it away. Some of them even have nice shapes. A few are kept to hold some small parts like screws and bolts and such. But one only has so many small parts that need organizing. Pretty wrapping paper and tissue paper also have endless uses for projects.
Often it seemed obvious to use them to hold some flowers or DIY decorations for some holidays, but one thing always seemed to be a problem. The screw top rim, it always made it look obviously like a jar instead of a nice glass container. So the idea was to find something to cover up the rim and take away from that jar look. Thick felt on a roll or metal wire was the remedy. It gives the jars a decorative touch to them and hides the problem zones.
If you are that kind of people that like crafts and DIY; time after time you may start finding yourself saving things before throwing it away, and asking yourself, “now what can I make with this?”. You may keep a little collection of things in my craft closet for when your inspiration hits you. The most common items that you may use are paper towel and toilet paper tubes, jars of any type, plastic soda bottles, tin cans and lids, and corks.
Recycled crafts are always that things or materials you may use it a lot or find it in your home or office but after that they are something you would normally throw away. This not only helps you out to get ride of it but it also helps out the environment to get ride of it too , plus it saves you money on craft supplies. I’m constantly challenging myself, trying to find something new to make with something that is normally thrown away.
Ramadan is that especial month of the year that has especial feelings for all Muslims around the world. Plus all of that; there are some especial traditions too most of Muslims like to do; same thing like Easter and Christmas. The famous tradition is Ramadan lantern. Before Ramadan month starts you will find all kids preparing themselves to get all Ramadan stuff (Ramadan lantern, Ramadan food and Ramadan decoration). If you do have old lantern you will search for it and prepare it to go out for the first day of Suhur with the rest of the kids. And if you don’t have one … you have two options… to buy one or to make one.
Today will talk about how to make your Ramadan lantern from recycling jars. For me I think it’s very easy and interesting thing. This is all materials you may need to get to do your recycling jars for Ramadan lanterns:
- Glass jars of various sizes, ideally without embossed patterns
- Paint bottles, “colors of your choice”
- Small sponges or foam applicators
- Masking tape (optional)
- Small paintbrush for details (optional)
- Pencil or pen
- Tea light candles or LED flameless candles
- Craft sticks (one for each paint bottle)
- Disposable plates
- Paper towels
- Tracing templates (optional)
The first year you can make an OK Ramadan lantern but year after year you may become professional. So the way it will look it will change. It will change from regular craft to an artwork. You can feel free to choose what you want to paint on the jar and what color do you want to use and even what kind of light you want to put inside it. Tall candles, tea light candles or LED flameless candles.
Finally you have got a new DIY Ramadan lantern from some recycled materials and you can make new one every year for your family and friends and you can give your poor people some as a Ramadan gift.