Have you ever tried to make Make Mason Jar Lanterns? This Simple DIY Tutorial is perfect for non-crafty folks and they look beautiful in summer gardens.
Over the summer, I found some super cool, limited-edition Ball® Heritage Collection pint jars. Their gorgeous blue color made them way too pretty for canning, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them. As the weeks went by, I still couldn’t figure it out until one night, we were hanging outside with friends and our candles kept blowing out. It was way too hot and muggy to light the fire pit, so we just sat just there, in the dark, and it got me thinking…
The next day, I dug out the box of pretty blue Ball® jars and decided that I would try to turn them into some sort of luminary. We have little kids and I don’t always trust kids and fire together (if you knew our kids, you would completely understand), so using traditional tea lights was out of the question. Plus, those little tea lights always manage to turn the inside of a glass black with soot once they burn too low – and I didn’t want that gunk on my pretty little jars. So, I headed over to Michaels to see if I could find some battery operated tea lights instead.
While I was scouring the aisles for the tea lights, I came across some nifty tubes of sand. Now you might be saying, “Why on Earth would she BUY sand when she lives on Long Island?!” – but after Sandy, I just couldn’t stomach the thought of swiping some sand for my silly little craft.
When I got back home, my husband was lighting up the grill and the kids were tearing about the yard, so I grabbed an ice cold beer and set about my task. The luminaries turned out to be really cute and now that the weather is starting to get brisk, it means lots of nights spent outside by the firepit. But now, not only will we have the warm glow of the fire beside us, but my pretty little luminary jars will light the table as well. 🙂
Make Mason Jar Lanterns
Steps: Open your canning jars. Pour in the sand. Switch on lights. Nestle into the sand. Close lid. Enjoy.
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