Repurposed Old Wide Mounted Mason Jars to Become Cute Hurricane Lamps

5 materials
$20
4 Hours
Easy

I had these crochet lace pillowcases when I was growing up that I got to match my grandmother's crochet blanket. I haven't used it in years and wanted to do something with it to honor my grandmother. So, this week, I am going to share how I took these old mason jars (from How to Create a Bathroom Wall Mason Jar Organizing Post) and turned them into DIY hurricane lamps.

Here are the supplies I used.


CUT 7 INCHES OF THE CROCHET LACE PILLOWCASE.


Removing the back liner. Make sure to keep the edges intact to use as the top edge of the mason jar. You will need to cut for the corners of this pillowcase. Ensure you have access to a decorative top and one decorative side for each crochet lace mason jar.

ADHERE THE CROCHET LACE AROUND THE MASON JAR.


Using a paintbrush and Mod Podge Matte finish, start from the back and paint the Mod Podge across long ways on the mason jar.

Applying the lace fabric with pressure as you go. You should end with a finished edge covering the unfinished edge. Be sure to line up the finished edge at the top of the opening as well. It has a little stretch to it, so make sure you stretch it a bit to make it smooth. Add a good amount of glue to the mason jar. It will dry clear.

As you work your way around, be sure to glue as you go. The end of the crochet lace should show the end of the pillowcase, creating a finished edge.

ADD MOD PODGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MASON JAR.


Make sure to run a Mod Podge under the mason jar and adhere the unfinished crochet edge to the mason jar. Press it down and let it dry for a day.

I made three of them. Here's the finished project! I used three electric tea candles.

Here's another image of the hurricane lamps.

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  • Leslie Leslie on Apr 15, 2021

    Hi, Did you cut up your Grandmothers crocheted blanket or the pillowcases you purchased later in your life to match the blanket? If you have children or a niece or nephew that would appreciate the hard work and time that went into the crocheting of this blanket, I think passing this family heirloom on with the story of it instead of cutting it up would have been a better decision in honoring your Grandmother. I am not trying to make you feel badly the idea of the covered Mason jars is lovely and you could have bought doilies or even made the crocheted pieces yourself, but I cringed when I read and reread the beginning of the post to determine what you actually cut up.

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