I had a recycle bin full of old glass jars and decided to use them to create some mood lighting on my patio.

Time: 30Minutes Cost: $7.00 Difficulty: Easy

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I cleaned and dried them. Then I sent my son on a scavenger hunt through the house to find rubberbands. He came back with a handful and I wrapped them around the jars in different patterns..

upcycycled silver lanterns, crafts, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

I took them outside and gave them a few coats of silver metallic spray paint and let them dry.

upcycycled silver lanterns, crafts, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

I found battery operated votives to keep these safe for the kids. But they would look even prettier with real candles at an adult gathering. Check out the blog post for all the details.

upcycycled silver lanterns, crafts, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

Material I used for this project:

  • Old Mason Jars   (Recycled)
  • Rubber Bands   (Wal Mart)
  • Silver Paint   (Wal Mart)