Today I am sharing a super simple mason jar lantern craft that you can do yourself in less than 30 seconds!!!
It adds beautiful glowing lights to any indoor or outdoor space and the best part is that you probably have all the supplies already at home!
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DIY – How to Make a Mason Jar Lantern
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Supplies Needed to Make a Mason Jar Lantern
- mason / ball jar
Ball Regular Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12
- mason jar open lid
- kitchen twine
OXO Good Grips 100-Percent Natural Cotton Twine, 300-Feet
- tea light candle
New Waxations Tealight Candles White Unscented 100 pk New Packaging Box and Shrink Extra Protection
Step by Step Instructions for How To Make a DIY Mason Jar Lantern
Step ONE – Gather your Supplies
Gather your supplies & cut your kitchen twine to 2 feet long each.
Step TWO – Add your mason jar screw on lid along with the String
Lightly screw on the kitchen twine onto the mason jar leaving enough room for the jar to hang.
Step THREE – Double Knot your Twine
Double knot the twine to give it a little extra support
Step FOUR – Add your Tea Light Candle
Add your tea light candle to the inside of the mason jar, light your candle and hang your new mason jar lantern.
We hung our mason jar lantern from a large spruce tree we have just off of our outside deck that Jason had already added a few exterior screws to.
It added some extra light and ambience to our trees and complimented my new fairy lights and boxwood wreaths we added for a summer garden party we had a few weekends ago.
You could even add some citronella candles to the ball jars to help keep the bugs away as well.
These Mason Jar lanterns are just about the simplest outdoor light you can make!
I hope this inspires you to make a DIY mason jar lantern of your own.
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Love how easy these are to make!
Thanks Emily! The mason jar lanterns really are so simple to make!
Great idea, Tara! They look so pretty!
Kendra, thank you so much!!!
This looks so easy to make and gorgeous ♥
Thank you so much for stopping by Summer! They really are so simple to make 🙂