glass mason jar with tea light used as lantern
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72. Assemble Easy Lanterns

Turn mason jars into luminous lanterns to hang on a fence or from a plant hook. Wrap 20-gauge wire around the top of each jar. Snip and twist with needle-nose pliers, leaving extra space at the ends to secure another length of wire as a loop hanger. Hook on the hanger and tighten all wires with pliers. Insert tealight.

A dozen half-pint mason jars, 100 feet of 20-gauge wire, and 25 tealights, about $30 total;
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