Isn't he cute? Like most great ideas, this one was born out of necessity.
In my pursuit for a few modern designed outdoor lights, I came across a beautiful set of porcelain hurricane lamps at West Elm.
They were perfect. But at $29 each (I needed four), I hesitated for a moment. And, luckily, just as I was about to click the purchase button, I remembered my overabundant collection of mason jars. Could I duplicate the beautifully modern look of the West Elm lanterns with a Mason jar? I had to know.
My list of supplies was simple:
removable adhesive office labels in design of your choice
Paint of your choice (I used Rust-oleum's Universal in gloss white)
glass floral beads
Using labels from the office supply store to create my pattern, I made sure the edges were securely adhered.
Once I was happy with my design, I turned the jar upside down (to prevent overspray from settling inside the jar) and applied several light coats of paint.
With the modern dotted design, I opted to use Rustoleum's Universal in gloss white. But if you want a more rustic look, chalk paint would be a good alternative.
Once the paint was dry, I carefully removed the labels ensuring that the edges remained crisp + clean.
Lastly, I added glass floral beads to the bottom and a votive candle. Adding the beads does two things - it helps stabalize the luminary and helps protect the surface below from heat should your candle burn for a long period of time. You could also use sand or pebbles.
And here's the finished product. I love the modern graphic of the dotted design!
I can't wait to put this to good use on a warm summer night!
Happy weekend my friends!