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Painted Mason Jar Lanterns

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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.
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.
My painting may not be perfect but these were fun to make. Next time I may add quotes and sayings for more fun.
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.
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.
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.
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/

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Soo beautiful! Love the one with the sunflowers :)

  • Charlee Hunter
    Charlee Hunter Troy, MI
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Love these! Your painting is wonderful : )

  • Jolene Nicholson Howard
    Jolene Nicholson Howard
    on Apr 30, 2017

    You speak of glue mixture to paint the jars...please explain. Is that how you get the colored jars?

    • Jeanne Martin
      Jeanne Martin Catawba, NC
      on Apr 30, 2017

      You have to go to her blog for the how to...there's a link provided.

  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on Apr 30, 2017

    love these, and i might give these try. thanks

  • IamGingerGirl
    IamGingerGirl Vacherie, LA
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Hi! I think I'm going to use this decor for my son's graduation party. their mascot is a bulldog. How cool to color the jars with his school colors and hand paint bulldoga and paw prints
    The sunflower jar is a work of art! Awesome job.

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