JB and I made a few canning jar lanterns this weekend. They are SOOO easy and look really pretty lit up at night. All you need is 16 gauge galvanized wire + needle nose pliers + canning jar = Voila!! You can add sand or rocks to the jar to hold the candle upright. Pottery Barn is selling the almost exact lantern for WAY too much money!! This is an easy and cheap solution for your summer patio.
(Images via me)