Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ball Jar Lantern

If you've never seen a mason jar clamped onto a board and used as a candle holder or vase, then you must live under a rock. And, even though you've most likely seen it done before, here it is again. I made my version last summer and completely forgot to post it!

I'm sure you know the steps, but I'm sharing them again. And, I added my favorite go to crafting item...napkins!

I first painted a board with white paint...

Then I used ModPodge to attach a pretty patterned napkin. Make sure you separate each ply so you are left with only the top layer of the napkin.
The napkin tore easily along the edges of the board. I added a coat of ModPodge over the napkin to seal it.
I screwed a metal clamp into the board...

I painted a Ball mason jar with Florida Orange from The Dixie Belle Paint Company, sanded the high spots, and inserted the jar into the clamp.
I added a hook to the back and it's done!

These are also a great place to hold your paint brushes or pens & pencils. Mine will soon be filled with zinnias from my garden!

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  1. So glad to be seeing one of these "one more time" cause this one sure it pretty!

  2. This is so pretty! Would look beautiful with some pretty spring flowers in it!

  3. Eek! The rich glowing orange is so different and pretty - I just love this version!

  4. Love the napkin colors and pattern and the orange ball jar is perfect.

  5. Love this! Colors are perfect. Great for spring and fall.


  6. Ha ha I guess I do live under a rock because this is new to me! Super cute idea! I have seen the painted Ball jars and do like the look. I like these colors- they're very summery and I can't wait for summer!

  7. I love this! The color really pops and says spring/summer to me. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Hope to see you again this Thursday:) xo Kathleen


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