Nautical Mason Jar Lanterns
These mason jar lanterns are easy to make, and have great impact on the patio. Use vinyl, decals, or scrapbooking embellishments to create interesting and upcycled patio lighting!
These lanterns are a great and easy way to add light to your patio set or garden.
I started by grabbing a few jars from my stash. Clean them well (and if there's goop on them, you can use a hair dryer and/or rubbing alcohol to ensure that they're totally clean).
I chose a nautical style of cut-out for the lanterns. I feel like it screams "Summer at the Beach!" (Who doesn't love that?!?)
I opted to use daisy lids for the mason jars instead of the plain lid. Traditional candles need oxygen, so this is a way to let the air in, but still keeps busy little kidlets' fingers out!
And then the night falls, and the lights turn on....
I'm a big fan of the anchor.
This is a great way to add interest to your table-setting in the summer. And it's so versatile... mason jars come in all shapes and sizes!
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Published May 22nd, 2014 10:15 AM
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Letteringonthecheap on Feb 19, 2018
Most excellent , and adorable.
Linda L Patterson on Mar 01, 2019
Oh what a great gift idea!
Where can I find the stickers(?) or decals that you put on the jars??