Winter Mason Jar Lanterns

What do you do when it’s {long past the} time to pack away the Halloween things for the year, but your toddler has developed a particular affection for the battery operated votives that previous lit her jack-o-lantern?  

Winter Mason Jar LanternsCreate a new use for them of course! Er, at least that’s what we did… 

IMG 2129Here’s what we used… Mod Podge (regular white glue watered down with water works just as well), a jar, some tissue paper squares (we bought ours pre-cut, but you could just as easily cut or rip up large pieces), glitter, a pipe cleaner (perhaps 2), and a foam brush.

IMG 2131Grae started by painting part of her jar with Mod Podge.

IMG 2135Then she carefully placed tissue paper squares into the glue.

IMG 2136She continued adding Mod Podge and squares until the entire jar was covered. I actually couldn’t believe how into this process she was.  She took the job very seriously and did every last bit on her own.

IMG 2139Once she was done covering the jar, I gave it a gentle once over with Mod Podge to smooth everything down.  While the jar was still wet, Gracen sprinkled a light layer of glitter over the entire thing.

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Then we placed it right side down on some parchment paper and let it dry.

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Once it was dry, Grae used some clear glue and sequins to give the lantern a little bit more sparkle.

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Then we let it dry again.

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IMG 2165Afterwards, we used our pipe cleaners to create a handle for the lantern.
IMG 2168And that was it.  A new place for G’s beloved votives to call home. ☺
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6 thoughts on “Winter Mason Jar Lanterns

  1. I love the look on Grae’s face. And what a beautiful blog you have here! Look forward to following you!

  2. Thanks for sharing this on Tuesday Tots. It’s just gorgeous. I am featuring it in next weeks TT 🙂

  3. Very cute, both your daughter and the lantern. I have a link party and would love to have you share this and any other posts. It is called Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party. The link to the party is
    It runs Wednesday through Sunday night. I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  4. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots! I am featuring your post this week on In Lieu of Preschool: Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Off to pin!! 🙂

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