With the darker nights and the clocks due to go back, we love brightening up The Mad House and one way we do that is with Jam Jar/Mason Jar Lanterns or tealight holder. These Halloween lanterns are really easy to make Look great too, so I have teamed up with Betta Living to show you how you can reuse any old jars that you have.
What you need to make Jam Jar or Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns
- Empty Glass Jars
- Halloween tights. Childrens ones work best
- Tealights (electric ones are safer for kids) or glowsticks
- PVA or mod podge (optional)
How to make your Mason Jar Lanterns:
We placed our jar inside the tights and then cut the tights 2 cm longer than the jar. The toe of the tights sits underneath the jar and as the tights are elastic they fold over the top,
Tip – Childrens tights have a smaller circumference and so will fir the jars better and Poundland and Asda have some fantastic inexpensive kids Halloween tights in.
For the next jar we taped one of the open ends of the tights to the bottom of the jar before cutting the tights to length.
As my jars didn’t have a flat bottom we popped a small amount of blu tack on the bottom of the tealight before placing it in the bottom to ensure that it didn’t tip, however, they looked equally as good with battery operated tealights in. They would also look fantastic with glowsticks in too.
If you want to make your tights more permanent on your jar then cut them to size before covering the glass with a thin layer of PVA or Mod podge and then applying the fabric.
Yes, it really is that simple! If you like these then do take a look at Thinly Spreads beautiful lace halloween lanterns.
For more Halloween crafts check out my Halloween Pinterest Board
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