Easy DIY Table Mason Jar Lanterns
Make these simple and adorable tabletop mason jar lanterns in just minutes! Perfect for all your outdoor or indoor entertaining–weddings, BBQs, parties, and more.
I adore mason jar lanterns. They’re incredibly simple and quick to make, and add just the perfect touch to any table setting, both indoors and out. I first made and posted about these years ago, and this summer I decided to update with new photos.
If you’re decorating for an indoor event, like a wedding or party, this would work really well. You’ll get the darling mason jar lantern look, while meeting the fire code at the same time. They’ll also be darling lining any table for an outdoor event–really, they can go anywhere!
I love using them outside all through the summer. They’re both beautiful and practical, since they’ll add sparkly light to your table once it gets dark. And when it’s light outside, they’re equally charming, and I especially love them nestled against greenery down the middle of the table.
Mason Jar Lanterns
You will see how simple these mason jar lanterns are to make–literally a minute. LOVE that!
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Set the mason jar lid upside down, and use a piece of double stick tape to attach the candle to the center. I use double stick tape because it’s strong enough to make sure the candle doesn’t move, but not so strong that you can’t easily remove it when you need to switch it on and off.
Place the lid inside the ring, turn your mason jar upside down, and screw on the lid, so the candle is on the inside bottom.
You can also tie a piece of twine around the jar, which I will do on occasion. I do love the simplicity of just the jar and the light too.
That’s it! So quick, easy, and adorable!
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Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
What a fun idea for summer parties. TFS.
Rhonda, thank you!!!
These are great! So perfect for outdoor summer entertaining!!
Thank you, Tanya!!! :)
Hi, Love your work. Just wondering if you can tell me what editing software you use?
I use several–picasa, picmonkey, and photoshop–depending on what I’m doing!
These are so simple and lovely! Thanks!
Thank you so much, Tricia!!!
What a simple and cute idea–I love it!
Pretty much brilliant! Love it. Perfect solution for using candles at church!
Thank you so much!! And church was one of the reasons I thought of it, lol!
Super cool! At first I was wondering how your tea candle stayed lit when it ran out of oxygen. Then I READ your post. Great idea. You don’t even have to worry about the jars heating up.
LOL! Yep–love those battery operated tea lights!! xoxo
Kierstyn, Awesome ideas, Thankyou
You are so welcome!! xoxo
Thanks for the fabulous idea! I’m using this year as luminaries on Christmas Eve! =)
That’s a perfect idea!!! Merry Christmas!!! xoxo
Could you use Pint mason jars as well for this instead of half pint? :)