Friday, April 14, 2017

Colorful Summer Lanterns

I'm obsessed with jars. I will not throw them away and my cabinets are overflowing with them.  Thankfully I was able to make a little room in one of the cabinets by making several of these colorful summer lanterns!   DecoArt makes this amazing stained glass paint called Crystal Gloss Enamels and I LOVE the stuff.  You can bake it for a dishwasher safe finish or just let it dry like I did for these little numbers.  They come in beautiful colors AND allow candle light to emanate in the most beautiful way.  Remember to recycle and always Make Your Mark!
Drying in the sun
Lined up at night and filled with tea lights
Just as pretty during the day
Watch how to make them here!
Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels
Americana 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels
Tea Lights
1.  Draw vertical lines about 3/4" to 1" apart from the very top of the jar to the bottom all the way around
2. - 6.   When dry fill in between the black lines with different colors of Crystal Gloss Enamels and let dry
*Work on several at a time so that the colors can dry between stripes
Ready for some tea lights!


  1. Do you recommend painting the black lines from top of the jar to bottom or horizontally? Also will it drip if dried top to bottom?

    1. Vertically works best for this, but you could try horizontally. It's up to you.