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Shades of Fall Mini Mason Jar Lights

Shades of Fall Mini Mason Jar Lights
Shades of Fall Mini Mason Jar Lights
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Mini mason jar lights are great crafts for parties. They add a lovely ambiance and, with crafty details, make a party feel that much more special. Add the Shades of Fall Mini Mason Jar Lights to your next autumn party, be it a housewarming, birthday party, wedding, or Thanksgiving. Those handmade touches make all the difference!

From the Designer: "Upcycle an ordinary square shaped glass jar into a stunning party light for fall. Using burlap and raffia, this light will add country charm to a fall party, and will also be an ideal decoration for a Thanksgiving dinner."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric, Glass

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts

Easy

SeasonFall

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Square shaped clear glass jar
  • Strip of natural rustic burlap (hessian) that would fit around the jar
  • Four flowers cut from leftover white embroidered net lace fabric 
  • A few strings of raffia
  • Three 5mm yellow multifaceted rhinestones
  • Eleven 2mm yellow multifaceted rhinestones
  • Battery operated tea light candle
  • Mod podge
  • Giotto décor textile pens: brown; red and yellow
  • Quick-drying craft glue (such as bostik clear)
  • Standard scissors
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Hairdryer

Instructions

  1. Remove the label, wash the jar and allow to dry upside down overnight.

    Tip: If necessary, use mineral turpentine to remove any glue residue from where the label was stuck.

  2. Paint a substantial amount of Mod Podge around the jar. Tightly wrap the strip of burlap around the jar. Brush a thick layer of Mod Podge over the burlap so that the burlap will be between two layers of Mod Podge. 

  3. Dry the jar with the hairdryer.

    Note: Use the COOL AIR option of your hair dryer.

  4. Use the brown textile pen to highlight the flower petals of each flower, and the red and yellow pens to highlight the insides of the flowers. Allow to dry and cut the flowers out.

  5. Glue a flower on each side of the jar.

  6. Glue rhinestones in random places on all four sides of the jar.

  7. Tie a few strands of raffia around the neck of the jar and make a bow. 

  8. Add the candle and voila!

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These look so dreamy and pretty. I think they're perfect for fall! I would like to try this project soon.

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