Oh sweet, sweet Friday! Why is it so sweet? Because it is a Friday before a long weekend! That's why! There is something extra special about a long weekend...especially Thanksgiving! I am looking forward to some yummy food and great times with family! AND a pumpkin spice latte!! I tell you I need therapy, I'm obsessed!
Last year I was going to a craft night that was being held in my hometown once every month. That was super fun but I sometimes it would start to late (suppose to start at 7 never started till 8) and wished I could make something that I wanted since I have a million craft ideas rolling around in my brain. Well this year instead of renewing for the women's craft night I decided to start my own with some friends.
I invited a group of close friends that had also been going to craft night and they liked the idea too. They also agreed that they wanted to host their own craft for a certain month so that I actually don't have to do it every time. For example, this month I chose what the craft was and next will be Stacy.
For my craft night last night I wanted to make something for Halloween. It is just around the corner and I had this craft idea since last year.
Here are the supplies you need to make your own mason jar Halloween lantern:
- Glass jars (I used baby food, apple sauce and mason jars)
- Modge Podge
- Colored tissue paper
- Paint brush
- Black scrap booking paper
- Ribbon or Raffia
If you are hosting a craft night another item to add to your supplies list is yummy snacks....essential!! ha ha
First you clean your jars really well. You don't want some left over apple sauce molding in the bottom of the jars later on...ew....
Once the jars are clean and dry, take a jar, tissue paper (cut into 1-2 inch strips), modge podge and paint brush. Apply a thin coat of modge podge to the outside of your jar. Place a piece of tissue paper directly over top. You will have to put a little extra modge podge on the corners and sides of the tissue paper.
Ladies working hard!
Once the jar is completely covered grab your black paper and cut out the desired face.
Apply to jar using your modge podge.
Place a ribbon or raffia around the top of the jar, place tea light inside. Once completely dry light your lantern and enjoy your new spooky Halloween decoration!
Happy Friday everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!!