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.
Therena Taylor says
Seriously adorable!! I love these!
Margaret Christensen says
Fun idea for all holidays! I’m pinning for later.
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
Super cute! I know you already saw that I featured this in my Fourth of July Roundup today, so I’m just stopping by to pin it! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/06/25-last-minute-fourth-of-july-ideas/
Mason Jar Love says
Okay, these are just darling!!! Love them and love the tutorial!
I’m absolutely saving this to my mason jar pin boards! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!
Alice Emma Thompson says
What a fab idea!
I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive – we’re focused on mason jar crafts and ideas this week, Alice @ Mums Make Lists
Carissa Bonham says
I love how these turned out. Of course, I’m a sucker for jar crafts. I included you in a round up of fast crafts for the Fourth of July on Creative Green Living: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/07/5-last-minute-fast-crafts-for-fourth-of-july.html