Fourth of July is one of those holidays where I have the best intentions when it comes to decorating but somehow the time just gets away from me! Every year we throw a little Independence Day BBQ and I’m always left scrambling at the last minute to figure out inexpensive but cute table decorations. This year, I’m making tons of the these super easy Fourth of July DIY jar lanterns. They’ll not only look adorable on all the tables but will also add a nice glow to the evening festivities!
Fourth of July DIY Jar Lanterns Project Supplies:
- Mason Jars (choose the best size for your tablescape)
- Darice Diamond Ice – in Red, White and Blue
- LED Lights (David Tutera Orb Lights or Darice Moon Lights)
- Darice Plastic Canvas
Step 1. Decide on what size of mason jar you’ll be using. I used 16 oz. small mason jars and had enough Diamond Ice to make two of these DIY jar lanterns. Keep in mind that you’ll need more of the Diamond Ice packages if you decide to go with a larger mason jar.
Start by rolling a rectangular piece of the plastic canvas that has been sized to the height of your jars and secure with either string or wire. Insert the LED Orb Lights or Moon Lights into plastic canvas cylinder.
Step 3. Continue filling with Diamond Ice until you’ve reached the top (covering the plastic canvas tube in the process.)
How quick and easy was that?! I love that the Diamond Ice is super bright and colorful. It’s going to look great as little centerpieces for our 4th of July party! And since they come together in just a matter of minutes, I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to get them done before guests arrive.
This patriotic mason jar craft is another perfect centerpiece to hold party utensils or just decorate with!
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