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 Lanterns

Create a new use for them of course! Er, at least that’s what we did…

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Here’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.

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

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Then she carefully placed tissue paper squares into the glue.

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She 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.

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Once 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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IMG 2150Once it was dry, Grae used some clear glue and sequins to give the lantern a little bit more sparkle.

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Afterwards, we used our pipe cleaners to create a handle for the lantern.
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And that was it.  A new place for G’s beloved votives to call home. ☺

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