Glass jar tea light lanterns
My favourite coffee comes in these rather lovely glass jars which just beg to be turned into something other than a jar which held coffee.
I’ve seen lots of painted glass ware lately and decided these jars would be perfect with a bit of paint and a tea light.
Thing is I didn’t want to spend any money doing it! So I went to ‘old faithful’, my trusty pot of white glue!
A splodge of glue, squirt of acrylic paint and a splash of water are all I used. I added more blue or white paint to alter the colour for each jar, so long as the mixture isn't too watery it works.
Once I had the colour I liked I just poured it into the jar, swirled it around until the inside was covered and poured out the remaining paint mixture into a scrappy jar to begin mixing a different shade.
I added gold glitter to one jar, which looks stunning with a lit tea light inside, I just couldn’t get a good photo, but trust me this looks wonderful.
To add a little interest to the jars I added some lengths of ric rac in blue and white to the neck of each jar, using hot glue to keep in place.
I'm so impressed how they turned out, they look great with the tea lights in, but also look great just as they are, could even double up as some cute storage pots. I shall need to drink more coffee so I can make a few more!
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