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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mason Jar UpCycle {Thrifty Finds}

Last weekend while my parents were visiting we hit some local garage sales.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE a good garage sale.  There's nothing better than finding something that looks like junk and turning it into a thing of beauty. I've been on the hunt for some vintage mason jars to make some candle holders for our Master Bathroom.  I stumble onto a good little group.  When I brought them home they looked like this~

Three vintage mason jars for two bucks a piece.
Using some items I had on hand I whipped up these cutie little lanterns.  Now all I have to do is find some hooks to hang them on my bathroom wall by the jacuzzi.  I think they have a nice whimsical coastal feel.
You can see I couldn't wait to hang them before I tried out the candles!

I used some grapevine wire and sisal twine as well as
some cute ric-rac to dress up the jar.

The lantern can be hung from the wire hanger.
There is plenty of room to allow for the heat of the
candle to escape.

The candle nestles into the sand in the bottom.
I had so much fun making these I had to put something similar in my shop!  Just think of how you can change them for the season! Fun!

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  1. I love using jars to decorate! You can do so many things with them and this is adorable. Thanks for sharing, I'm your newest follower! I'd love if you would check out my blog as well.

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

  2. Hi Heather - You are so cute leaving me such a fun comment - thanks xo

    I would love to come upon great looking canning jars like the ones you found. They look so nice all grouped together as candle lanterns. Until I stumble upon a few of my own, for now I am using pickle jars as candle holders on one of my outside tables - they work, but don't have the same character as the canning jars that you found.

    My best- Diane

  3. Thanks so much for linking up! These are so adorable and I plan on using hanging mason jars with candles in the trees around our summer cap for our vow renewal! :) So pretty!
    Hope to see you link up again next week!
    @ Creative Kristi

  4. I love using jars in decor, and yours look wonderful! The ric rac is a great touch

  5. These are great! I am not sure what kind of hook you are using to hang them? I am so clueless when it comes to hanging materials...

  6. Now all I have to do is find some hooks to hang them on my bathroom wall by the ... 2hangingcandlelantern.blogspot.com


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