My kids and I have made a ton of Christmas crafts this year. I think so far this is one of their favorites. It’s really easy to make these winter glitter lanterns. It takes some time between drying, but overall you can have these jars done in less than 15 minutes (minus drying time).
The great thing about these lanterns is they look amazing, and even really little kids can help make them. Here are the supplies you need to make these lanterns:
Make sure that your jars are clean and dry. You don’t want to start with a dirty jar. Yuck!
Then take your spray primer and LIGHTLY spray the outside of the jar. If you spray too thick of a coat, light won’t show through. (If you did that, no worries I have another way to use these jars at the end of the post) Set the jar aside, and let it completely dry.
While your jar is drying, get a plastic bag. In the bag mix Epsom salt and glitter. Close the bag and shake, shake, shake. Little kids are going to LOVE this part.
When your jar is completely dry, grab your spray adhesive and lightly spray the outside of your jar. You are going to want to spray quickly and then move onto the next step.
Very quickly after spraying, you can either place your entire jar in the bag and shake, or you can pinch salt between your fingers and sprinkle it over the jar. If you see spots that aren’t covered, just spray with more adhesive and sprinkle more salt. Repeat until your entire jar is covered on the outside (minus the bottom). Set aside to dry.
Once your jar is dry, get creative. Adorn your jar with twine, holly leaves, cranberries, or whatever else will make your jar absolutely amazing.
The final step is to insert a tea light candle and light! Your winter glitter lantern is complete!
Put too much primer on your jar? No worries! These jars also make amazing additions to center pieces too. Just look what I did with my first jars.
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