Thursday, September 24, 2020

Beaded Solar Lanterns

These lanterns have been hanging in my kitchen window since I photographed them for this DIY and I have to say, they bring me so much joy...You have no idea.  When I get up late at night for a glass of water, they give off the perfect peaceful glow.  The beads catch the light in the sweetest way both during the day and at night, too.  I know that some of my projects are a bit more involved than most DIYs that you find out there, but there are often ways to improvise if you don't have everything I do...Ways that might make the task at hand a bit easier for you.  Do your best, my sweet friends, and stay creative during these difficult times.  And like I always say, get out there and Make Your Mark!
My beautiful trio!
Peaceful evening glow
Get Czech Beads Recipe Boxes here:
My favorite hole punch: 
My Serrated Tin Shears: 
E6000 Glue: 
 A rubber band helps keep the tin perfectly placed while the glue dries
Watch how to make them here OR
Watch how to make them on my Youtube channel here:
 Czech Recipe Boxes from John Bead...Love the mix of vintage and new glass beads!

 So much joy in such a simple thing!

 Make sure to check out!  You'll love their beads!


  1. Hi Mark, where did you get the solar light fixtures, please.

    1. Hi Ruby, Almost any dollar tree carries the solar lights right now. Happy weekend!