There is something about Fall that gets me itching to craft. I collect gourds, pumpkins, dried leaves, pine cones, and excitedly make anything and everything my kids, Pinterest, or I may come up with. One of my first go-to’s is making these Fall Lanterns. Honestly, they’re SO easy to make and turn out beautifully. Not only that, my young kids can make these with next-to-no help. Plus, painting is great for their fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Here are my easy Fall Lanterns using Mason jars!
Fall Lanterns Using Mason Jars
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What you need
- Elmer’s glue
- Mason jars or glass jars stripped of their labels (lids removed)
- Flameless tea lights
- Food colouring
- Paint brush
- Dried leaves, flowers, or stickers
What you do
Take roughly a tablespoon of Elmer’s glue and it mix with a couple of drops of red and yellow food colouring. Once you’ve reached your desired colour, paint the jars completely all over. Once the paint has dried, use a small dab of glue to affix your embellishment whether it be a leaf, flower, or similar. Let dry and then set a flameless candle inside.
NB – If you would like your lanterns to be waterproof, you must spray them with varnish or lacquer before setting outside. To do so, go into a well-vented area away from children, follow the instructions on the can and let completely dry.
Make your Fall Lanterns more festive for Halloween by following these tips from Twitchetts!
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