Yes. Even I sometimes need a break from painting and re-furbishing furnishings. When I’ve created a room with beautiful painted furniture, lighting comes next. I have been doing these for years and thought you might want to have a go at it.
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- First I paint the jars white. This takes several coats to cover thoroughly. It’s important to cover all brush strokes to get the full effect.
- Then I use glue to stick on the print from the paper napkins. You can cut these out or tear them off, overlay them or not, depending on your preference.
- When the glue dries, I varnish or Modge-Podge the napkin in place.
- I wrap and then glue the sisal twine around the jar’s band.
- When it’s all good and dry, I add a tea light, and fire it up.
These look is beautiful in a vintage inspired or a farm-house space in my opinion.
If you take the time to shop places like Amazon, you can find lovely napkins that are perfect for this project. The jars are a little more difficult to come by at a decent price. This new ‘homesteading’ movement has people snatching up every old canning mason jar they can find. Fortunately for me, all of these jars had some small ding or chip on the rim of the mason jar making them unsuitable for canning purposes. They were found at the local animal shelter’s thrift shop. (It’s one of my favorite shops since I so support with this group does!)
I hope you’ll try these little lanterns and send me pictures of your finished projects.
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