FALL DIY FARMHOUSE MASON LIGHTS

FALL DIY FARMHOUSE MASON LIGHTS TUTORIAL 
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Just in time for the cooler weather and the earlier sun down of fall evenings.  These glittery, twinkling lighted jars are perfect on the front porch during this time of year. . . and leave them out until after Christmas. They transition perfectly from fall decor to winter Christmas decor as well.  They are also an easy diy project which makes them so affordable!
Mason Jar Craft Tutorial
MATERIALS NEEDED: 
Mason Jars or any small glass vessels or candle holders
Loose glitter (gold, silver, or white-optional)
liquid glue/spray adhesive/spray enamel (I used Mod Podge, but you can use any glue that dries clear)
Ribbon or 18 gauge wire (optional)
Battery powered string lights
HOW TO MAKE YOUR GLITTER LIGHTED JARS:
Start with one mason jar.

Shown here are two different versions in silver glitter and white glitter. You can use gold glitter as well.  The gold would look great for fall and would carry over well for Christmas.

Next, make a special mix of your glue and glitter in a disposable cup.  Add enough glitter so that it is chunky.  Mix well.  Using an old brush, coat the inside of your glass jar with your glitter mix.  Let that coat dry completely (a few hours) and then apply a second coat.

Here are the jars after one thick coat of the glitter mix.  They are still slightly damp, so they have not become completely translucent yet.

The jars should look like this after two coats and when they are completely  dry.

Once the jars are completely dry, you are ready to add the battery powered lights.  Open your package of lights and unravel the strand and then carefully insert them into the jar.  Try not to scrap the edges of your jar, or you will remove the glitter coating.  Its best to start with the end of your strand of lights at the bottom of the jar and add the lights in a circular spiral around the edges and up to the top with your battery pack at the top- this way you can easily add new batteries when needed.  You can also use LED lights, if you can find strands small enough or you can even add in fancy twinkling mini lights that can be found a local craft stores.

Here are the jars, both with white and silver glitter, with the lights turned on and lit up!

They even glow in the daylight!

You can add a finish to the top with either a tied ribbon bow, fall or Christmas style ribbon or even burlap would be great or if you want to create a farmhouse style lantern, add wire handles to the top.  Simply cut a long strand of wire and make a circular ring with it around the top of your jar. Cut another long piece of wire, about 8 to 10 inches long, depending on how long you want your handle, and bend it in the middle to make a loop at the top for the handle (as shown), then, take each end, about an inch and loop it under the ring and up around the handle.

There you have it, your very own fall farmhouse style mason lights.

By the way, I survived the move to the new house and all my shops are now back open for business.
I will be busy adding new fall and Christmas decor over the next few months.
Be sure to visit any of my shops below-

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Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

CARAMEL APPLE CIDER RECIPE

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Fall is here and one of my favorite drinks during this time of the year is hot caramel apple cider.

Usually I buy the big jug premixed apple cider from a local cider mill and just add some caramel syrup to it but this year I decided to try making my own.  Make your own from scratch with the super easy and fast recipe below.  Scroll down for the recipe.

First, just a quick reminder that this is the last weekend for my huge

CLEARANCE SALE

Everything is 50% OFF in my Etsy shops!

 

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Pick up some great steals for Christmas gifts, home decor, decorating your next party or wedding, or on craft supplies!

Visit all my shops below for some great deals, click any of the links below to be taken to each of my shop homepages-

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Cider Ingredients:

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups apple cider

Directions:

In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together brown sugar and 1/3 cup whipping cream. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in vanilla and apple cider. Cook 10 minutes, stirring often, until thoroughly heated.

Garnish with additional whipping cream on top, drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with ground cinnamon!

Now, sit back in your favorite comfy chair and enjoy!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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Fall Decorating & Clearance Sale

FALL DECORATING & CLEARANCE SALE

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Are you ready for fall? While I am hoping for cooler temperatures for our move soon (although fingers crossed for no rain on our moving day), I am not wishing summer away by any means.  Although, with the purchase of our new home (sneak peek below) –

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 I’ll admit, I am now dreaming of decorating the new house with fall decor and can’t wait to get in it to start adding my personal touch in the colors and textures of autumn.  If all goes well, we will be moving at the end of September, just in time for the seasonal change to fall.

Don’t forget, with my move coming soon, I am still running the 50% off CLEARANCE SALE in all my Etsy shops!

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Visit any of my shops by clicking the links below-

Pinwheel Pretties

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