I received a box of Plaid Craft goodies and a $25 Walmart gift card to buy something to embellish with my new supplies. Oh boy! Strolling the aisles pondering what I could do with item after item, I couldn’t decide on just one thing. That is why I have done multiple crafts using items purchased from Walmart and my Plaid Craft products, which you will be seeing over several posts. Today’s project happens to be my favorite. You are going to love it! These lanterns are super easy to make. Grab your Mod Podge and glitter and let’s get all Patriotic, mason jar style!
Here is the box of Supplies from Plaid Crafts:
I bought white contact paper for this project at Walmart:
I love this stuff because it is way way way cheaper than buying white vinyl designed for die cut machines, and it is the same thing for my purposes. You get a gigantic roll of it for a few dollars. Never ever buy white vinyl again!
I found the mason jars at Walmart too:
Project Supply List:
Fine glitter in Red, White and Blue
Mod Podge gloss finish
Dixie cup and water
Star shape template
16 gauge craft wire
Flat nose pliers
Pour excess Mod Podge (after jar inside is completely covered) into the next jar (make sure your star “mask” is already in place).
Sprinkle glitter into Mod Podge coated jar, covering the inside completely.
Let jars dry overnight.
Remove contact paper stars with needle tool or tweezers to reveal star shaped clear glass area.
To create the lantern hanging mechanism, I used this tutorial from Make it Do it. You could skip this step if you want your jars to be table top luminaries.
For the light source, I used blue votives I happened to have on hand. You can also use LED candles for a safer, flame free alternative.
I am in love with these little luminaries. I just want to sit on my front porch and stare at them! At under $10 for 12 of these jars, they are the perfect touch to any occasion. Lose the patriotic colors and use a shape other than star to tailor them to your outdoor events.
After using the Mod Podge and glitter technique to sparkle up these jars, I wondered if I could have streamlined the process by using Folk Art Extreme Glitter. I saw this stuff at Walmart, but wasn’t sure how it would do on glass. There is a red, royal blue and silver that would be perfect for this project. I will update this post with the outcome. If you have ever used this product decoratively on glass, I would love to hear from you!
Disclosure: I received product and payment for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are honest and mine.
Be on the look out for more Plaid Craft projects here at SBLC, and check out what other creative bloggers are doing with their box of supplies: