Do you have a few mason jars lying around? Use them to make these adorable fall inspired lanterns.
- A medium to large sized smooth Ball mason jar
- Rubbing alcohol
- A large leaf/pumpkin/fall sticker
- Chalk paint
- A foam paint brush
- Dried beans
- Tea lights
Wash and dry the jars and then wipe them down with rubbing alcohol to clean off any oils from handling them .
Place the sticker right in the middle of each jar. Rub the sticker with your finger to make sure the edges are sealed.
Paint the jars with 2 coats of chalk paint. Once the paint has dried, carefully peel off the stickers.
Place the mason jars in a cold oven. Set the temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. This will strengthen the paint and prevent scratching. Turn off the oven and crack the door. Let jars cool down in the oven for at least another half hour before removing.
Fill each jar a quarter of the way with the dried beans and place tea light on top of the beans. Finish off the look by tying raffia around the outside edge of the jar. Designed, crafted, and written by Diane Nugent
Photography by Michael Halupa
Aren’t these jars adorable? You should share this project with your friends and family. Thank you for supporting North Loves South 😀