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Frosted Jar Tea Light Lanterns

Frosted Jar Tea Light Lanterns

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I’ve been making over my deck, little by little.  I’ve been sprucing it up with paint, color, and flowers. Take a look at my easy plastic chair makeover.  While sitting there the other night enjoying a peaceful evening I thought my little yellow table needed something.  As the sun set I knew that little something had to provide some light.

Back in the house I went through my craft stash and pulled out 4 jars; one from marinara sauce, and 3 spice jars.  I save almost all my jars…I might have a slight obsession with them :) But they do come in handy!

Frosted Tea Light Lanterns

I cleaned up the jars and took the labels off.  The easiest way I’ve found to take off sticky labels is to put the jar in a glass bowl (or the sink depending on the size) and pour boiling water over the top.  Let it soak for a bit then peel off the label.  If there is still residue Goo Gone always does the trick.

Once clean I got out my other supplies

frosted jars with Martha Stewart Frost Glass Paint


I propped up the jar on my fingers and painted the outside.  Spread a very thin coat, you will have some streaks but they will dry almost smooth.  A few streaks may remain but mine are not very noticeable.

frosted glass jars drying

I let the jars dry then wrapped some blue and white bakers twine around the tops.

frosted glass jars

I love how these look on a simple silver tray on my yellow table.  They added just the right amount of soft light and ambiance on my deck yesterday evening.

frosted glass jar lantern

How do you decorate your outdoor space?


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