How to Create Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

Super easy DIY project, and just a few supplies! Perfect for July 4th tablescapes, patio & porch decor or sweet little hostess gifts too!

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How to Create Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns
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Gather your supplies. I used Dixie Belle paints: Buttercream, Barn Red and Bunker Hill Blue, but you can use any DB colors that you love!

Gather your supplies. I used Dixie Belle paints: Buttercream, Barn Red and Bunker Hill Blue, but you can use any DB colors that you love!

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Paint clean, clear Mason jars with Buttercream. Let dry completely before moving on.

Paint clean, clear Mason jars with Buttercream. Let dry completely before moving on.

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Once dry, grab your painter's tape. (I used 1" wide tape). We'll start with our striped jars.

Once dry, grab your painter's tape. (I used 1" wide tape). We'll start with our striped jars.

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Tear off a piece of tape approx. 12" long. (I used pint jars, if using a different size you will need to adjust a few of the steps, i.e.; your tape may need to be a bit longer if your jars are wider.)

Tear off a piece of tape approx. 12" long. (I used pint jars, if using a different size you will need to adjust a few of the steps, i.e.; your tape may need to be a bit longer if your jars are wider.)

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Using the rim of the jar as a guide, wrap the strip of painter's tape around the jar.

Using the rim of the jar as a guide, wrap the strip of painter's tape around the jar.

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If you have little gaps simply tear off smaller bits of tape to cover....

If you have little gaps simply tear off smaller bits of tape to cover....

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Like this!!!

Like this!!!

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Tear off another 12" piece of tape.

Tear off another 12" piece of tape.

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Place that piece right under the first strip.

Place that piece right under the first strip.

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Tear off a third piece of tape....

Tear off a third piece of tape....

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Place that piece right under the second piece.

Place that piece right under the second piece.

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Now remove the middle/2nd strip (save this piece of tape).

Now remove the middle/2nd strip (save this piece of tape).

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It will look like this.

It will look like this.

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Using the piece we just removed, place it right under the third strip.

Using the piece we just removed, place it right under the third strip.

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Like this!

Like this!

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Now attach pieces to the very bottom under the 4th row of tape. It's easier to tear off smaller bits to work around the bottom of the jar.

Now attach pieces to the very bottom under the 4th row of tape. It's easier to tear off smaller bits to work around the bottom of the jar.

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Here is the finished striped jar!

Here is the finished striped jar!

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To create a "flag" you'll need to create 2 of the striped jars.

To create a "flag" you'll need to create 2 of the striped jars.

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Make sure your tape edges are nice and tight, then paint the white sections red.

Make sure your tape edges are nice and tight, then paint the white sections red.

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My favorite part!!

My favorite part!!

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Paint all the white areas. Set aside to dry.

Paint all the white areas. Set aside to dry.

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Now we'll create our star jar. Use vinyl star stickers that are repositionable/reusable. (Paper stickers won't work. The paint makes them wet so they won't peel off cleanly).

Now we'll create our star jar. Use vinyl star stickers that are repositionable/reusable. (Paper stickers won't work. The paint makes them wet so they won't peel off cleanly).

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These are a set of glow in the dark stickers for the ceiling­čśť, they worked perfectly!

These are a set of glow in the dark stickers for the ceiling­čśť, they worked perfectly!

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Stick the stars on randomly.

Stick the stars on randomly.

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You can run them off the top and bottom edges for a nice, full looking design.

You can run them off the top and bottom edges for a nice, full looking design.

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Now paint!

Now paint!

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Paint all the white space.

Paint all the white space.

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Let your jars dry completely before moving on.

Let your jars dry completely before moving on.

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Once dry, remove the stickers carefully. You can use a little pick to lift the edges to make it easier.

Once dry, remove the stickers carefully. You can use a little pick to lift the edges to make it easier.

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Carefully remove the painter's tape from the striped jars.

Carefully remove the painter's tape from the striped jars.

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You can use a very light grit sandpaper to softly sand and distress your jars a bit.

You can use a very light grit sandpaper to softly sand and distress your jars a bit.

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Love it! Dixie Belle paints sand so nicely!!

Love it! Dixie Belle paints sand so nicely!!

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Once you've sanded to your liking, tie jute around the tops of your jars.

Once you've sanded to your liking, tie jute around the tops of your jars.

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Add tea lights.

Add tea lights.

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Display with pride!!!

Display with pride!!!

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Enjoy!!

Enjoy!!

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Project brought to you by Denise from el&em. For more fun DIY inspiration please follow us on Instagram... @elandemcottage

Project brought to you by Denise from el&em. For more fun DIY inspiration please follow us on Instagram... @elandemcottage

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