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Painted Mason Jar Lanterns

With Spring finally here I wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy my screened porch longer in the evenings. To be able to do this, I needed to add some additional lighting to the room and I didn't want to use candles this year. Instead, I made some creative painted mason jars to use as lanterns around the room.
  • painted mason jar lanterns
After allowing the glue mixture to dry overnight, I free-hand painted on the jars different flowers,lady bugs, and even dog paws for a decorative touch.
  • painted mason jar lanterns
My painting may not be perfect but these were fun to make. Next time I may add quotes and sayings for more fun.
  • painted mason jar lanterns
For the lights, I found some inexpensive Solo cup mini string lights at The Dollar Tree. I just needed to remove the mini Solo cups and add batteries.
  • painted mason jar lanterns
To actually make the jars into hanging lanterns, I found coiled wire in the floral department at JoAnns. This wire was strong enough to wrap one strand around the ring of the jar and then a second strand looped over the top for the hanger.
  • painted mason jar lanterns
  • painted mason jar lanterns
I'm sure we are going to get a lot of use out these lanterns this summer. For more details on this project, visit the blog link below. Thanks for visiting.
  • painted mason jar lanterns
To start this project I painted the outside of 8 mason jars with Tacky Glue and food coloring to give each jar a stained glass effect.

To see more: http://modernonmonticello.com/2017/04/10/painted-mason-jar-hanging-lanterns/

  • Lori
    Lori Christiana, TN
    on May 5, 2017

    I just saw where someone used modpodge and food coloring!

  • Yael Webb Parnes
    Yael Webb Parnes Israel
    on May 5, 2017

    Making these to hang in our trees! Thank I you for the inspiration.

  • Rebecca McGhee
    Rebecca McGhee
    on May 30, 2017

    hiss Yes. This better than light covers with basket

  • BevLar
    BevLar Elk River, MN
    on Jun 7, 2017


  • Jennyprrs
    Jennyprrs United States
    on Jun 14, 2017

    love these! You did a great job on them.

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