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.
Servings Prep Time
1string of lights 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
1string of lights 30minutes
  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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