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Monday, August 23, 2010

Jar Lanterns

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So if you're like me, during the winter months you're starting to accumulate all those empty jars from those wonderful things you canned over the summer. Here's a quick and easy craft to do with them until you're ready to use them again.

What you'll need:
Empty jars
Washable glue
Tissue paper
Ribbon
Flameless candle

Cut out (or rip) pieces of various colored tissue paper.
Apply glue to glass jar.
Gently press tissue paper pieces onto jar and let dry.
Glue on ribbon to rim of jar and any other embellishments you would like.
Drop in flameless candle!


We did ours for Christmas, but you can also do these for Halloween by using orange and black tissue paper and gluing foam witches, ghosts, black cats, etc to them! When you're done with them, pull off everything you can, then drop jar into hot, soapy water to remove glue and tissue paper.

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAYS this week! Here are the ways to get your entries in:

  • One entry for joining our Facebook page
  • One entry for linking up in our Linky Party blog post contest (AND you'll get entered to win an awesome cookbook, which you can also buy on Amazon--makes a great gift)
  • One entry for commenting on one of my posts
  • One entry for commenting on one of Ott, A's posts
  • One entry for putting our "Canning Week" button on your blog (please comment and let me know you did)
  • One entry for Tweeting on Twitter (please comment and let me know and use "canning" as a tag)

25 comments:

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Very cute...love the Halloween idea! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Very cute. Lots of possibilities here! :-)

Tisha Matthews said...

I like what you did with the jar. I'm following you from Mingle Monday

Tisha
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~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Adrienne said...

Here I was wondering what to do with all of the jars! :) What a cute idea. Plus, they look easy to clean when it's time to re-use them!

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Julie @ Get Healthy Cheap said...

Very cute, great jar craft! I'm your newest follower from Making Friends Monday. Hope you can stop by and say hi too. :)

Render Me Mama said...

Stopping by through Meet Me Monday! This is an awesome idea! Perfect for Holiday presents. I am following your blog now, come by and return the favor?

Amy @ Render Me Mama

Living on Love and Cents said...

Thank you for joining us for Making Friends Monday! I am now following you. I hope you have a fabulous week! www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com

Olivia said...

Those are really pretty!
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Beth said...

Very cute! New follower from Making Friends Monday!

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April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Oh wow, I remember making something similar to this for my parents when I was in school - but it didn't come out looking nearly as beautiful as yours! They are lovely!! What great party decorations!!

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

Oh, I love the idea of these for Halloween.

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Elsie said...

I'm already loving all the ideas! Keep them coming... I guess I'm not prepared to do all this stuff, but makes me want to plan better for next year!

Ginger said...

Great craft for kids too! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Mommy Katie said...

I am a new follower and I would love a follow back!!
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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

What a great idea! All I've done with canning is just with tomatoes, peaches, and pickles!

Krystal said...

I'm your newest follower from Admirer Monday.

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maggy, red ted art said...

Lovely! Love how you make it "seasonal"... summer would be lovely too!

Am featuring in "Yellow" Get Crafty on 1 Sept!!!

Here is last month's Get Crafty as a reference!
http://redtedart.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/get-crafty-aug-2010-summer/

Thank you!

Maggy
Red Ted Art

Kaysi said...

What a great idea!

Sassy Sites! said...

So cute! I'm visiting from TTL! Great blog! Come by Sassy Sites and say hi! :)

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organicmommy said...

I have added your button, I am on your facebook page and I have commented on a couple posts and I joined your linkey party!

Heather Aguilar said...

I joined your Facebook page
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Frances said...

This is really pretty!

Elsie said...

Your event button is on my blog, I joined your FB group, I've commented here at at Ott,A's blog and joined the linky party! This is so fun thanks for hosting it!
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