I’ve seen some clever ways to use Mason Jars around blog land and on pinterest, and I think they are kind of fun! For this month’s Crafting Challenge, we were challenged to come up with a project using these mason jars, and what a challenge it was!! I couldn’t think of anything to do! I wanted so badly to do something for the 4th of July, but I thought and thought about it and I couldn’t think of anything. Then, I was looking on pinterest and came across these cute jars. I thought they looked so festive, and it got me going on my project. (I didn’t read the blog post these came from, the picture inspired me, and I did these on my own.) Let me show you how I made these.
I started by wrapping wire around the tops of each bottle. I just wrapped and twisted and then left enough wire to make a handle. Using my Cricut I cut out some vinyl stars and stuck them on the jar.
Using a sponge brush, I brushed paint over the top of the stars. I didn’t want the paint to be completely solid, cause I want the candle light to show through the color a little.
Once the paint was dry, I peeled the vinyl off. After I had the vinyl peeled off I coated the outside/painted part of the jars with Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer. I love the way it made the glass look slightly foggy.
Once everything was dry I added some dry northern beans and put a candle in each jar.
It think these would be so fun to have hanging outside while you enjoy the evening summer air, or just to put up on a shelf.
I think these are so fun and add the perfect touch to my Independence Day decor!
If you want to see the other projects for the Crafting Challenge, click here.