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.
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They look great although, I’m a bit phobic of fire and I’d be slightly worried they’d set on fire so I’d definitely be opting for the battery operated tealights!
What a fantastic idea….They look great!
They’re so cool, I like how they light through the fabric, very atmospheric I bet when the lights are down low.
What a fantastic idea. I wonder whether it would work with chalk paint instead of tights? Hmmmm….
I simply adore this Halloween craft. So simple yet so effective. Just brilliant you clever thing!
What a totally fantastic idea, I am going to make some of these this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing xxxx
They look smashing and it never ceases to amaze me how creative people get at Halloween – it’s inspirational – although I do share the concern posted by @OrdCyclingGirl about fire safety. I’m pretty sure Poundland tights are not going to be flame retardant and I think I will play it safe and trim the fabric at the top of the jar so there is no danger of the tealight igniting the nylon if the jar gets tipped over.
Those look really impressive but I would be a bit frightened of the fire risk too!
Kate, Margaret and Ordinary Cycling girl. We used battery operated tea lights which I got from the pound shop in them and that is what you can see in the photo;s. I am really careful regarding fire risks and We also sprayed them with flame retarding spray, but would rather use glow sticks etc especially when kids are around!
Fab and simple! Now that’s my kinda crafting 😉
what a great idea -they look fantastic
This looks like such a fantastic idea – wish I hadn’t just got ridden of our jar now.
Love it! This is so simple to make with kids! Thank you for sharing it with us! #Pintorials
They look fab! You are very clever x
This is perfect! I have green tights that need a useful purpose, so I can just glitter glue them up and I’m good to go! Thanks for posting!
Such a great idea that is easy for older children to do, thanks Jen
Thanks for inspiring me to get my halloween craft on! We love electric tea lights, perfect for little ones 🙂
This is SUCH a good idea! I’m think we’ll have to keep an eye out for some Christmas tights to try this with too.
What a fantastic idea – they look amazing as well 🙂 x
They look fabulous! Am pinning to remind me next week!
I love the idea of these, or lights in any Mason jar, they look so lovely x
Fab looking when in use. The fabric is perfect.
These look really fantastic. Very pretty too.
Wow these look fab, will be pinning for another day
These look fantastic!!
These look really lovely, definitely a great Halloween craft. Will have to give this a try.
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