Mason Jar Lanterns

Light up the night with mason jars.

 

 
 

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Mason Jar(s) – Clear
  • Wilton® Icing Colouring – Lemon Yellow
  • Mod Podge®
  • ArtMinds™ Foam Brush, 2.5 cm (1")
  • Ashland™ Decorative Wire, 12ga – Silver
  • Ashland™ Wire Cutters, Mini
  • Ashland™ Needle Nose Pliers, Mini
  • Ashland™ Burlap Roll, 12.7 cm x 10 yds (5"x10 yds)
  • Bead Landing™ Charm – Metal Leaf
  • Darice® Self Stick Gems – Clear
  • Flower Embellishment – White Chiffon
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Instructions

Step 1
In a bowl, combine Mod Podge® and icing colouring, using more or less colouring depending on desired shade.

Step 2
Apply to the outside of your Mason jar with foam brush. Let dry completely. Add another coat if you would like your jar to be less transparent.

Step 3
To make the wire handle, start by cutting out a 60.9 cm (24") piece of wire. Fold in half.

Step 4
Wrap open ends around jar.

Step 5
Twist remaining wire together, creating handle.

Step 6
Bring wire ends together at one side and twist closed.

Step 7
Add embellishments to lantern by adding stickers, burlap or jewellery.

Tips

Before painting, clean your Mason jar with soap and water.