Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DIY Puffy Paint Lanterns

Here is how I would make these beauties...
You will need:
-1 mason jar
-1 fine point marker
-puffy paint

Draw your design with a marker
trace with puffy paint

For a candle lit lantern:
-2 bendable wires (around 3 feet each)
-tea light

Fashion a handle out of the wire making a loop at each end.
Feed a second strand of wire through each loop and fasten it around the threads of the jar; twisting tightly multiple times.

For an electrical lantern:

-mason jar lid
-electrical chord with light bulb attachment.

You'll need to poke a hole through the lid and cut your electrical chord near the light bulb attachment. Pull the chord through the hole in the lid and then reattach the wires and wrap the new connection with electrical tape.

Pictures: Lit Decor
Or you can buy a lantern that is already made by Lit Decor Shop owner is: Vanessa Cline


  1. Ohmygosh, these are so pretty!!! :D

  2. I love these but How did you paint the inside of the jars?

  3. Where do you find the colored jars? I'm looking everywhere!

    1. Try water paints on the inside. Make sure they're non flammable when dry.

  4. Love the henna like designs.... I would certainly smear this somehow while doing it. Great work.

  5. These are beautiful. I bet they are very pretty lit up at night.

    Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  6. If you can do these free hand thats best. You can see the marker from the inside of the jars.

  7. Are you sure these will stay on with just puffy paint on glass?

  8. These are beautiful! I really like the idea of adding wire to turn them into lanterns

  9. what brand puffy pint do you use


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