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How to Make a Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light


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August 15, 2017

Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - finished jar with light inside and raffia tied around the neckUpcycle an empty glass jar into a beautiful jar light for a garden party or wedding. Decorate the jar with a lavender flower, and tie a few strings of raffia around the jar's neck to finish it off.

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Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one jar light

Supplies:

  • empty clear glass jar (such as an empty Nutella jar)
  • cream colored handmade tissue paper
  • a few strings of raffia
  • nine 6mm hologram flat round silver sequins
  • battery operated tea light candle
  • Modge Podge
  • acrylic paint in the following colors: mauve; green pale and white
  • felt-tip pens in the following colors: purple and green
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • foam stamp of a lavender flower
  • standard scissors
  • flat paintbrush
  • 3/32" round paintbrush
  • hairdryer

Steps:

  1. Cut strips from the handmade cream colored tissue paper. Paint Modge Podge to the back of the first strip of tissue paper. Turn the strip of paper over and put it in position on the glass jar. With the brush, spread Modge Podge to the front of the strip of paper, lightly applying pressure so that it will stick to the jar, and use your finger to gently rub out any air bubbles.
  2. Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - begin adding strips of the tissue paper to the jar using mod podge
     
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  3. Repeat step 1 with the other strips of paper, until the jar has been covered with the tissue paper. Also cover the base of the bottle, and make sure that you add tissue paper strips all the way up to the top lip of the bottle.
  4. Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - continue adding strips of paper covering the bottom
     
    Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - and the neck
     
  5. Dry the jar with the hairdryer. Note: Use the COOL AIR option of your hair dryer.
  6. Color the stamp with the purple and green felt-pens. Place the stamp on the jar, press down on the stamp to transfer the image and carefully lift the stamp.
  7. Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - color stamp and apply to the jar once the paper is dry
     
  8. Enhance the lavender flower with mauve and white paint, and the stem and leaves with green pale paint. Allow to dry thoroughly. Optional: You can use your thumb to lightly add paint smudges around the lavender flower to make it stand out more.
  9. Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - enhance the stamped image with paint
     
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  10. Glue the sequins in random places around the flower.
  11. Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light - randomly glue on the sequins
     
  12. Tie a few strands of raffia around the neck of the jar and make a bow.
  13. Add the candle and voila!
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