After taking down the decorations for Halloween, we missed the soft and magical glow of our lanterns. So out came more mason jars and paint, and we are prepared for cozy winter evenings with Christmas lanterns.
My favourite part of this project was making the designs. I have a fascination with little town silhouettes with clock towers. So you can notice! But there are some other characters here: a reindeer couple is carrying a sleigh in the sky, and the third reindeer is hiding behind the tree on the last lantern. You can download the design here and scale to the right size for your jars, or you can make your own. This is a good project for adults and children collaborating.
– jars of different sizes and shapes (in addition to a pair of canning jars, here you can see featured a pickle jar and a spice jar)
– a can of blue spray paint
– paint marker
1. Wash your jars thoroughly as any oily residue will interfere with paint adhesion.