How to Make Gypsy Crafts

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    Gypsy Lanterns

    • 1). Collect some glass bell jars or jelly jars. Get some scrap fabric that is light weight, such as a lightweight cotton or silk.

    • 2). Measure around the jar with a tape measure. Divide the number by four, and add one. The number you calculate is how wide your fabric strips should be.

    • 3). Measure the length of your jar. Add three--this is the length your fabric strips should be. When you cut the fabric strips, taper the bottom three inches into points.

    • 4). Place two strips on top of each other with the wrong sides together. Stitch down one side, about ½ inch from the edge, from the top to the point.

    • 5). Place the other two strips on top of each other, wrong sides together. Stitch down one side, about ½ inch, from the edge, from top to point.

    • 6). Stitch the two pieces together, wrong sides facing each other. This will create a sleeve for the jar. Slip the jar into the sleeve. Use a hot glue gun to attach the fabric to the top outside rim of the jar.

    • 7). Wrap 20-gauge wire around the top of the jar rim securely. Use needle-nose pliers to bend back the ends of the wires to create hooks and hook them together.

    • 8). Take a six- to eight-inch strip of wire and create a handle. Make two hooks at the ends with your pliers and hook them on the wire around the jar mouth. Place a candle in your gypsy lantern, light it and hang it.

    Beaded Bangle Bracelet

    • 1). Hold your hand as you would if you were putting on a tight bracelet. Measure around the widest part of your hand with a tape measure. Add 1/4 inch to the measurement. Cut a strip of 14-gauge wire to that size.

    • 2). Take a round aluminum can. Wrap your wire around it to give it a curve. Use a rubber or plastic and tap the wire around the can to help it maintain the shape.

    • 3). Take a needle nose pliers and bend back the end of the wire on one side like a small hook. String stylish beads on your wire.

    • 4). Use your pliers to create another hook at the other end of your bracelet. Hook the two ends together and put on your bangle bracelet.

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