Friday, May 11, 2012

Baby Food Jar Lanterns

How cute are these?  I wanted to make gifts for my little ones' teachers, and this is something you can do with stuff that most mom's have on hand.  All you need is:

a few empty baby food jars
white spray paint (flat makes a frosty look)
a piece of lace - try to find one with larger holes
a white wire hanger - bronze would work too         a threading needle
needle nose pliers
something to cut the wire hanger with

First empty the baby food jars, remove the label, and scrub off any sticky stuff left over.  This was seriously the hardest part.  Make sure the jars are all dry before you start.  Wrap the lace around the jar and pin it.  Make sure it's nice and tight to it doesn't move when you spray it.

Place the jar upside down and spray all over from about 8 inches away.  Any closer and you'll get drips.  I sprayed two coats.

While the jars are drying, cute the hanger into 10" pieces using a shear.  My husband actually scored mine with my orange handle scissors and bent them until they broke using his man muscles!  It was hot...
Anyways, use the needle nose pliers to bend the ends up.

Then just squeeze the wire and put the ends into the jar.  The tension will hold it in.  Not drilling or gluing!

And you have a cute little lantern using stuff you already had!  They're perfect for tea light candles.  Also, if you mess is up, like I did the first one, just take off the lace, and spray paint the entire jar.  The light will glow through the frosted glass just as pretty!

Linking up to...

Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingThe Shabby Nest The 36th AVENUEHome Stories A2Z

Creations by Kara


  1. Jamie, you are a genious, this idea is wonderful, good recycling, very nice touch with the lace effect, and in the night those become great lanterns for a special romantic dinner in the backyard. Nicely done, I like it, might want to do a couple myself.

    1. Thanks! I thought for a second about reusing them with homemade baby food, but this is more fun. They would look cute hanging from a tree for a summer party, too.

  2. Aren't you clever? Those turned out so cute!

    1. Thank you! I love that you don't have to drill or glue them.

  3. These are soooo awesome!

    I'm featuring these tonight at Creatively Living!

    1. Oh my gosh! Really!?!?! That's so awesome. Thank you so much!!!

  4. These are beautiful! I have to tell my friends to hand me over their babies food jars. I'd love for you to share over at my link party.

    1. Sure, I'll be there! Thanks so much.

  5. Jamie, these are so so cute! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Link Party! I'm pinning these and following your blog now! :)

  6. Love this!!!!!
    Link to the French party on Monday? My readers would love it!

  7. I love these, the lace looks wonderful round the jars. Definitely going to make some!

    1. do you just remove the pin from the lace and leave the lace on?? sorry Im the one that needs explicit directions

    2. No you take the lace off.

  8. Found them! :) Thanks for letting me know. I have seen them with handles before - and hung in a tree. Come summer I may just add handles to mine (I'll have to remember your hanger tips! :) )
    Hope you have a fab weekend!

    1. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!

  9. A little secret to share...wd40 takes the sticky stuff off in a heartbeat! Learn this from trying to take the price stickers off from thrift shopping. These are so cute! I could see them used at a shower too? So creative. Thanks for linking this up at the party!

    1. Thanks so much for the tip, I'll try that next time! They would be super cute for a shower gift.

  10. Looks quite cute. Perhaps it would be used by many people.

  11. Hi there! Thanks for linking up to the Pinworthy Project party. Just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring this project tomorrow. I hope you will stop by and grab a button.

  12. This is a great idea. Now I just need to find some baby food jars! :-) Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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