As a consequence of a little miscommunication between hubby and I we ended up with what must be the world’s largest jar of pickles!
Luckily my eight-year-old son loves pickles, and while I didn’t think we’d ever get through all of them, they didn’t last too long. That glass jar was just too nice and large to recycle and instead I decided to repurpose it as a beautiful frosted glass lantern summer centerpiece.
Hi again! It’s Jane from Sustain my Craft Habit and I’m happy to be here again sharing this simple outdoor patio summer decor idea with you. This summer centerpiece would be perfect for your outdoor patio alongside the DIY leaf-stamped throw pillow cover we shared last month. Moreover, with the magical twinkle lights, this craft would make a gorgeous wedding centerpiece idea that would just light up your dinner table.
Materials Needed to Make this Frosted Glass Lantern Centerpiece
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- large, 1 gallon glass jar (such as a large pickle or Mason Jar)
- elastic rubber bands
- Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray
- battery-operated twinkle lights, 10ft long
- faux florals such as silk hydrangeas
Instructions for this Summer Centerpiece Idea
- Thoroughly wash out the jar and remove any labels.
- Stretch elastic bands around the jar making sure that they are lying flat against the glass. Criss-cross some of the rubber bands over each other to create a “wrapped” design.
- Following the instructions on the can, spray 2 coats of the Frosting spray all over the outside of the jar. Let dry 15-20 minutes.
- Carefully remove the elastic bands from the jar.
- Assemble the centerpiece: add in the twinkle lights and faux florals.
We’re so pleased with how this centerpiece turned out. Not only does it look beautiful all lit up at night, but looks so pretty during the day as well. You could use any faux flowers you’d like (just don’t put any water into the jar!).
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