Glass-Jar Moroccan Lanterns

Last updated on April 2nd, 2019
 I love these jars – I can see them all over my mantel, on my table, or what a great gift they would make 🙂

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  • old glass jars (spaghetti jars, jam jars or any plain glass jar will work)
  • gold dimensional puff paint
  • glass paint (Delta or Pebeo Vitrea glass paint are great options)
  • paintbrush
  • wire (optional, for hanging lanterns)

1. Remove labels and any glue residue from the glass jars and allow them to dry completely.
2. Apply the gold dimensional paint in various patterns. You can use the applicator tip to create small stud-like dots, draw various decorative patterns or push around the paint to create solid areas of gold. Let dry.

3. Pour a small amount of glass paint inside the jar and use your paintbrush to drag the paint up the sides of the jar, coating all of the jar’s interior. Let dry.

4. Your lanterns are now ready to enjoy indoors or out! Simply fill them with candles or add loops of fine-gauge wire to the tops for easy hanging.

Originally found here:
diy project: katie’s glass-jar moroccan lanterns | Design*Sponge

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  • Reply Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It

    Now those are just cool!

  • Reply Linda K.

    Oh, I love this project! I see so many of the food companies changing their food jars from glass to plastic that I've started hoarding the glass ones. I'm so happy to have something beautiful to do with them–hubby keeps threatening to throw them out! Is the "gold dimensional puff paint" made for glass? Do you know who the manufacturer is?

  • Reply J's mom

    She used Tulip brand dimensional paint in gold (their Metallics series). I don't know how permanent it is on the glass yet…

  • Reply Monica Pria

    Muito lindo!!!

  • Reply Monica Pria

    Lindo demais!!!!

  • Reply Fabulous Fetes

    Ingenious!! Love them!

  • Reply Retro Wifey

    LOVE these, I can't wait to make them. I save ALL my glass jars!

  • Reply Natalie

    Would it work better to paint the jars with the glass paint on the outside and THEN add the gold designs? I’d be afraid of scrubbing off the color when cleaning off the carbon/candle smoke buildup around the edges.

    • Reply admin

      I suppose you could. I like the look of the paint inside. I use a little electric candle in mine.


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