Supplies: Glass jar, painter’s tape, sharpie, X-acto knife, paint, foam brush, tea candle, match
Time: 20-30 minutes to make, overnight for paint to dry
Today was a full day of filming. It was a good day, but 13 hours on set will wear you out in a hurry! I thought about projects all day, but didn’t decide what to make today until we were packing up the equipment. I noticed a mostly empty mason jar on the counter and decided to dump out the little bit of kaleidoscope rice left in the jar make a Halloween decoration. So today it’ll be a cute little ghost lantern.
I started by covering the jar with strips of painter’s tape in places I wanted light to shine through.
Then I drew my designs on the tape. I drew a large ghost, a few little ghosts, and the word “boo” on my jar, one on each side.
I used my X-acto knife to cut around the lines I’d drawn and peeled away the excess tape.
When everything was cut out I painted the whole jar white. If you have spray paint you should probably use that. It’ll be a lot faster, but using a paint brush works too. Apparently I forgot to take a picture of that, but you can probably imagine a white jar. When the paint dries completely, peel the remaining tape off. I didn’t have time to let it dry all the way, so I cheated and cut through the tacky paint with the X-acto knife before removing the tape.
Then all you have to do is light a tea candle and plop it in the jar! Turn off the lights and you have a nice little lantern.
It’s like carving a pumpkin that will never rot! I didn’t have orange paint or I definitely would have made a pumpkin too. You could even make several of these for every holiday!
Tomorrow I’ll be back with a set decoration project! For now, though, I have to say good night. Time to get some sleep!
Ps- I’m about to list a few things on the Etsy site. You can check it out here.