Mason Jar Lanterns DIY a craft project

“God’s good, green earth needs us. Repurposing, reworking, restyling, recycling, reusing – all such important words. Imagining different uses for common household trash has really become an art form – none more popular than the ever present Mason Jar.

Today I want to show you how to light up your life using them for maybe just your backyard.
To begin, use a hole punch to create 5 or 6 holes around the top of the lid. Then create a hole in the center of the lid, big enough for a light bulb from an outdoor string of lights to fit through.
Next, to dress them up a bit, how about switching plain light bulbs out for colored ones?

To make it even more colorful squirt a bit of paint into the glass jar, and roll it around in your jar.
Create an X out of duct tape, and use that to secure the light bulb in place.
Now hang it in and around your outdoor or indoor area, and enjoy the glow, knowing you have found a new way to use a classic.
Remember, life is better homemade”

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Mason Jar Lanterns a recycle upcycle craft project
Add a little light and your own personality to any space with these great Mason Jar Lanterns.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
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string of lights
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  1. Open the Mason jars and drizzle translucent glass paint in spots on the inside of the jars. Turn the jars as they are drying, to create fun shapes, then let them dry.
  2. Punch holes around the center of the lids for ventilation. It is very important or the glasses can become too hot from the light bulbs.
  3. Cut an asterisk in the center of each lid with a utility knife. Use the fat pen to push through the asterisk towards the inside of the jars. (Do not cut it too big, try to keep it as small as possible and the wedge socket in.)
  4. Hold the lid frame and lid center together as if to put it on the jar, and from the top push the light socket through the asterisk-shaped opening. Push the bits of lid inside tightly around the socket to help hold it in place. Screw in a light bulb.
  5. Screw the lid with the bulb to the jar.
  6. Continue with each light socket in the same manner.
  7. Tear small strips of gray duct tape and tape down the socket to the top of the lid.
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