Like A Prayer: Mason Jar Lantern

So, I have been on this “dejunkify” journey, working to remove all the clutter from my personal space little by little.  Hopefully I will be done by the new year lol.  While doing this I have been finding so many things that I can repurpose or use for future craft projects.  If I find a new use for it that means I can keep it right???  About a week ago I found some old mason jars and I decided to “spruce” them up but I had no idea what to do.  With an old lace blouse and necklace (both from Forever 21), some mod podge you can really make magic happen.  When I posted the picture on my facebook some folks suggested it was very “Madonna” so that is what I am going with. “Like A Prayer: Mason Jar Lantern.”

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What you need:

Mason Jar: you can purchase one from a craft store, a clean empty glass mayo or jelly jar  will do the trick.

Any sheer fabric. I used lace from an old Forever 21 blouse.

Mod Podge or half and half mixture (half Elmer’s glue half water)

Sponge paint brush

*Optional* Any embellishments (buttons, jewels, etc) hot glue and some Old School Madonna tunes.

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1) After you gather your materials cut a large enough piece that can wrap around your jar. You may use tape to hold the fabric in place so you can pull it taunt.  Cut away excess.

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*Note* if using an old blouse the neckline wrapped around the “neck” of the jar gives the hem a nice finished look.

2) Take a sponge paint brush and cover the outside of the jar with mod podge.

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3) Wrap your fabric around the jar and smooth out edges to avoid air bubbles.

4) Turn the jar upside down and repeat steps 2 and 3 to the bottom of the jar.

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5) Let your jar dry upside down for a couple hours then apply for mod podge mixture on top of the fabric.

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6) Dry completely, attach any embellishments with hot glue.
Place a candle inside and you have a lantern!

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If you want this one feel free to let me know!

You may already be humming the song so here it goes… enjoy!

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