Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

Faux Beach Glass Mason Jar Lanterns

Use to create glass-painting, these mason jar lanterns with a faux beach glass theme. These look gorgeous, with tea lights inside!
This is the second part of my brand Ambassador role for Apartments.com. I don’t know about you, but I love a good challenge.
Sometimes with crafting, I find myself overwhelmed with all of the possibilities, especially with my huge craft stash with never-ending supplies. So, with a policy can be good!
This month we’re focusing on budget-friendly elements with a summer theme. Not to be I’m quite ready for the summer is over – are you?
The good thing about this project is that it’ll be able to make it over the summer. You’ll see. But before I show you how I made it, I’m questions, if you like beach-glass:
photo by Sarah Gerke
I’ve seen it on the beach many times. If you threw didn’t know (because I didn’t), beach glass comes from discarded bottles, plates and other items in the ocean.
breaks The sea, of course, crashes and smoothes the glass – and then washes it to the shore. It’s pretty cool and I’ve seen her in tons of colors; I especially love the blue and green tones.
For my project this month, I decided to mimic me, the look of beach glass on two mason jars and make decorative mason jar lanterns for my place.
As with all of my projects for this challenge can easily within your house or apartment. I was on the kitchen table. Here’s how I lanterns these mason jar.
And I would like to note that, with each of the supplies, you can set a few substitutions, you can save money – and this project is practically free!
Beach Glass Mason Jar lanterns
Collect These Supplies

glass jars
glass coating – I used Martha Stewart translucent glass paint in Surf-and beach-glass
acrylic paint in matching colors
Mod hodgepodge Dimensional Magic
Spouncers
wood circles
doilies or other embellishments
tape
scissors
craft glue
brush

The first thing I did was take my glasses and dab the glass paint directly on there – which meant that I color on the sponge and just moved the sponge up and down on the surface. It looks like there is a lot of texture, but it dried with less texture, which you can see.
you may also want to check with a paper towel, if you don’t have spouncers. You would probably get more texture to your painting, but it would be cool!
tip – to use don’t afraid of Recycling jars you have around the house. In all of the sizes!
Paint the wood circles with complimentary colors of acrylic paint. Be more layers and allow to drylet.br> lacquer, Dimensional Magic on top of the wood circles (Yes, you can paint it!) and let them dry. I did this just to add a glossy sheen.
Add the doily or other embellishments (definitely raid dry your hide for this) to the top with craft glue and let them. Pick the ribbon to the center of your glasses and trim to fit. I have to save this tape from the $1 bins of my craft!
you Stick the tape to the glass in the middle, and then glue the Dimensional Magic wood circles on top of where the tape meets. Let dry.
Here are the finished jars. You are so beautiful and the texture is so cool. I just love them!
And finally, the lantern part, so that you can see how they look in the evening. Add LED lights if you are going to hold the lid. You can use real tea lights with the lid.
This project was inexpensive and I already had a lot of deliveries – and budget-friendly decoration project is a-okay by me. They make great gifts, too!
My friend Amanda has a different method for the glaze, and beads! Check them out here.

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