Friday, September 16, 2011

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Jar...Frugal party decor

How beautiful and wondrous you are!  There's nothing like having a little sparkle in the evening.  We love these Mason Jar Lanterns!

So simple to make, you won't want to stop with just one!  You will need:
*mason jars (we used quart, wide mouth) approx. $12/dozen

*wire (we love the grape vine wire we found at our local Hobby Lobby, but any kind of strong wire will do)

*wire cutters/needlenose pliers (ours do both)

*votive candles (about .30 each)

*and if you want to get fancy, something to decorate the bottom of the jar around the candle.  Think "theme"...sand in the summer, beans for a cookout.  I think they would be awesome with just a touch of white spray paint on the outside bottom third of the jar...kind of like snow for a winter party!

Tutorial for you, easy peasy!

1. Make sure your mason jars are clean, you don't want cloudy lanterns!
2. Cut your wire to 24" and loop around the mouth of the jar under the mouth ridge

Use your needle nose pliers to twist wire securely

3. Loop wire over and use pliers again to wrap wire around itself, forming a handle and twist to secure

4.  Add your candle....

5.  Hang and enjoy!

Total cost per lantern, approximately $1.45....cost of fabulous ambiance for your party $Priceless!  Enjoy!

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Melanie said...

I love this and am pinning it now! I'd like to invite you to link to our Things I've Done Thursday party going on now until Saturday at noon!!

Liz Snowden said...

Thanks, Melanie! We are there!

Unknown said...

OOh! Love these! I'm sure they look awesome all hung around outside! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! We featured you over on our FB page! Check here for a featured button as well! :)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Thanks so much for sharing this at last weekends linky, it is awesome and I'll be featuring you on scrappy saturdays tomorrow! hope to see more of your great projects linked up each week :)

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