Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Painted Mason Jar Lanterns-Craft Project

I love crafting with things that are just hanging around the house....like these old mason jars. And painting them is such a fun way to create some decor for Halloween. It would be a great kids' craft project too!
Let me show you how I created these fun painted mason jar lanterns!
Here are the supplies needed for this project:


Supplies:
Mason jars or any other similar size jars
Martha Stewart Stencils
Martha Stewart Foam Pouncers
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Beetle Black & Carrot
Craft Tape
Step 1. Wrap craft tape around clean jar in a spiral pattern as shown.
 Step 2. Using foam pouncer, paint the jar in black beetle paint. Let dry until tacky. 
 Step 3. Remove crafting tape to reveal a fun black striped jar.
Step 4.Tape pumpkin part of Martha Stewart stencil to a  clean jar.
 Step 5. Using foam pouncer, paint  over stencil pattern with carrot paint.
 Step 6. When paint is still slightly tacky, carefully remove stencil to see the jack o'lantern lantern.
Once completely dry, fill mason jars with a filler like candy corn or any other non-flammable filler. 
 Insert a tea light into each jar and light. {Using a set of tongs is a great way to set the tea light into the jar more easily!}
 This is such a fun project and almost any design can be painted on the jars...you could even free hand a design for to make each jar unique!
Here are some of my other Fall projects:
For more wonderful ideas for Halloween, be sure to check out this board on Pinterest:

Wishing you a fabulous day and thank you so much for visiting! 

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7 comments:

  1. I so love them!! Do they smell like candy corn? :)

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  2. These are so cute! I would love to feature them on my mason jar blog (www.masonjarcraftlove.com). Let me know if it's okay. I just use one picture and a clear link back ...

    Thanks for your consideration!

    :) Linda

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  3. I love crafts also. It turned out very nice :)

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  4. Those are really cute, and they really do look easy. Thanks Angie!

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  5. These are so adorable, Angie! I want to do this with my kidlets!

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  6. Cute lanterns! I love that you put candy corns in them :)

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