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The Mason Jar Addiction 3.0 // Masons of Light

October 6, 2011  |  Found and beautiful, Inspiration

Lately, all we can do is go on and on about Mason Jars, and we think that instead of being the old lady who lives with a squillion cats, we might be the old ladies who live in a house filled with mason jars.  Their ba-ack! (in fact the amount we go on about Mason Jars might lead you to believe that this is an outpost for illuminati/ or the Free Masons and it isn’t *said while holding and in a very unnatural position possibly a secret signal?  Yes, let the conspiracy theories roll).

But, this time in the form of lanterns, oh the glass goodness, oh the little orbs of light, oh the gorgeousness of the pulsating flame encased by paper and glass.  We love, perfect decor for both indoors and outdoors – especially for those trying to catch the last dregs of warmth that the UK has left.  Gorgeous! From Used & Abused, now that is a habitual linestepping store name that we can get down with!

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24 Comments


  1. These are too cool. Thanks for sharing all that you do!

  2. woo! I make those with my man, thanks for blogging about us – enjoy the last dregs of warmth!! – janet (and william, aka used&[email protected])

  3. What is the light source used to light them up? A candle??

  4. Transform your glass jars into little lanterns for house parties or as gifts for friends http://t.co/XKzJt9Ty

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  6. I am trying to do this cute little project but I can’t get my tissue paper to look good in the jar. Do you glue it in or how is the best way to insert it into the jar?

  7. These sun lamps really work! I have found that it’s also possible to make them in Spaghetti Sauce Jars. There is one brand that I love and it has an orange label and casts an orange color around the room. It’s also possible to make mini sun lamps out of baby-food jars. Even the littlest of kids can get in on the fun! Have a few of them in the bedroom and kids won’t need a light on! I also plan to make a sunlamp bird feeder, which will glow in the dark. Think out of the box, or out of the mason jar!

  8. All mine glows is the color of the candle, no matter what color tissue paper I use. How do you make them so bright and to glow the paper color. Or even getting the paper to lay flat??

  9. where do you get the lights for the mason jars?? love this idea!!!

  10. I found the flamless candles work perfet for lighting.

  11. What a lovely idea – I never thought of decopatching glass lanterns, I must try it!

  12. How do u get the tissue paper to stick to the inside of the jars?

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