Me and husband have become auction junkies since moving out to the country. We're not able to afford the big ticket antique furniture - though it's broken my heart to pass some of it by - but I have a fondness for old jars and tins. My "country pantry" is filled with jars that store flour, sugar, chocolate chips, and everything inbetween.
So when I'd exhausted every storage possibility (crackers, I guess, aren't the best thing to store in mason jars), I started looking for other ways to use them. Turns out there's a million.
I found this idea on my new favorite website, Pinterest.
- mason jars
- tissue paper or acrylic paint
- black construction paper (optional)
- mod podge (it's a type of glue found at the craft store)
1. Use mod podge to paste pieces of tissue paper to the outside of the mason jars. Don't worry if it looks see-through or uneven. When lit up, they are beautiful with imperfection. If tissue paper isn't your thing, you can paint the jars with a thin layer of acrylic paint.
2. Use black paint, a sharpie marker, or pieces of construction paper to create face pieces. Attach.
3. Put a tea light in the jar and light. Voila - a Halloween lantern!
Don't be afraid to get creative. I've used green ribbon wrapped around the top, or steered away from mason jars and painted old milk jars white for a unique ghost appearance.
29 sleeps to Halloween. *mwhahahaha*