Easy DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

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I adore mason jar lanterns. I like to use them for table decorations in addition to hanging them, but with so many littles at home, I needed something that wasn’t a fire hazard–no lit candles!  So…I made these incredibly simple lanterns that uses battery operated candles, and they are SO cute!!  I’m going to be lining my tables with them this summer–both indoors and out!

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If you’re decorating for an indoor event, like a wedding or party, this would work really well. You’ll get the darling mason jar lantern look, while meeting the fire code at the same time.  ☺ They’ll also be darling lining any table for an outdoor event–really, they can go anywhere!

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You will see how simple this lantern–literally 3 minutes.  LOVE that!

{supplies}

– half pint mason jars

– battery operated votives

– double stick tape

– twine

{directions}

1.  Set the mason jar lid upside down, and use a piece of double stick tape to attach the candle to the center.  I use double stick tape because it’s strong enough to make sure the candle doesn’t move, but not so strong that you can’t easily remove it when you need to switch it on and off.

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2.  Place the lid inside the ring, turn your mason jar upside down, and screw on the lid, so the candle is on the inside bottom.

3.  Tie a piece of twine  around the jar, and you’re set!  You can color coordinate ribbon or fabric instead of the twine if you want it to match a certain theme or color scheme, i.e. wedding colors.

That’s it!!!  I told you it was so easy!!!

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

15 thoughts on “Easy DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

      1. Hi, Love your work. Just wondering if you can tell me what editing software you use?

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  1. Pretty much brilliant! Love it. Perfect solution for using candles at church!

  2. Super cool! At first I was wondering how your tea candle stayed lit when it ran out of oxygen. Then I READ your post. Great idea. You don’t even have to worry about the jars heating up.

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