I love Mason Jars. I love using them as glassware. I love using them as decor. I just love love love them. So I decided to create some hanging lanterns using Mason Jars. These are super easy to make and are cheap! I spent less than $40 and ended up with 12 Hanging Lanterns.
Here’s what you’ll need:
A case of Mason Jars (I used the Pint Sized ones)
Frosted Glass Spray Paint
Diamond Glitter Spray Paint (optional)
LED Electronic Tea Lights
Hot Glue Gun
On a few of my jars, I added some rubber bands so that I would have some detail other than just the frosted glass effect.
I spray painted all my Mason Jars with the Frosted Glass Spray Paint.
I spray painted half of my Mason Jars with the Diamond Glitter Spray Paint (after the frosted glass was dry).
After all the paint has dried, pull the rubber bands off.
Next, I tied a small piece of jute around the lip of the mason jar, fairly loosely.
I then took a longer piece (aka the hanger piece) and tied one side to the loosely tied “lip” string and then tied the other side to the lip side. I then finished tying off the “lip” piece.
I used my hot glue gun to “glue” the knots to keep them from unraveling.
I then placed a tea light in each one and hung them from the trees. I chose to put the lids back on the jars to help keep the bugs and water out.