These hand-painted flag lanterns make a great addition to any outdoor décor!
You Will Need:
–Mason or Jelly Jars
-Glass Paint (Blue and Red)
–Container Wax and Wicks OR
–Votive Wax, Wicks, and Molds
–Fragrance Oil (optional)
Read the package instructions for your glass paint and clean the surface of the glass if necessary. Place star-shaped stickers all over the outside of one of the mason or jelly jars and set aside.
Carefully wrap a couple pieces of tape around two more of the jars to make approximately even stripes.
Dip your paint brush in the blue paint and gently paint all over the glass, taking care not to pull the stickers off with the brush. Set the jar on a paper towel to dry.
Rinse and dry your paint brush and paint red stripes in between the stripes of tape. It’s ok if you go outside the lines, since the tape will provide a nice finished edge. Set aside and allow the jars to dry as long as the paint recommends.
When the paint is completely dry, carefully remove the stickers. You may need to use a paring knife or something similar to help peel the stickers off.
Find the end of the tape and slowly and carefully peel it off at an angle to produce a sharp, clean edge.
Now you can either fill the jars with uncolored container wax or make uncolored votive candles to place inside. Tip: Citronella Fragrance Oil works great to help keep the bugs away! Arrange the lanterns in a row with the stars on the left, light the candles, and enjoy!
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