The other day, I accepted a challenge to put together a project using all the items my friends at DecoArt sent my way.
There was a time limit on the challenge and since I had NO idea what would be in the box, I couldn’t plan ahead! It was a race to come up with a project and put it together in just a few days…here’s my project! A little little mason jar light…I suppose it’s actually a night light.
I thought it would be good for the Littles and I used two of my favorite things, tiny string lights and mason jars!
This reminds me of catching fireflies …
The surprise box contained a crate, several colors of paint and some DecouPage decoupage medium.
I added a few of my favorite things…mason jars, tiny string lights and you know I love to add a rustic element to everything…this time I thought a curvy stick would work great!
It’s easy if you have a minute, I’ll show you how!
Here’s What You Need:
(I used lots of colors for this paint technique)
*Americana DecouPage for sealing
*A wood crate
*Small Mason Jars
*Battery Operated Lights
Here are the colors that were included in the surprise box…notice that these are brighter than the colors I normally use around here!
Staying true to my soft color love proved challenging!
I used this paint technique to create a fun finished surface with lots of colors showing through…but not too much. 🙂
Here’s what you do…
First paint one of your colors here there and everywhere…let dry.
Do the same with your other colors…don’t be afraid to use a darker color like black…it will add interest. Just use is sparingly. Let each color dry before painting the next. Now paint the entire piece with a lighter color… Sand off the top coat in certain places so the colors underneath show through. Do this with a light touch, going back over the piece until you like what you see…
Wipe away all of the dust and seal the piece with the DecouPage Medium… Trim your stick to fit into your crate-
Feed the lights through the back of the crate, leaving the battery pack in the back. Tie string around the mouth of the jars and make a hanger by tying another piece of string to the sides of the first string.
Put the screw top (without the lid) back on…this will keep the string in place around the mouth of the jar.
Tie the hanger to your stick …
Tuck the lights into your jars and catch some fireflies!
Add this to a shelf in a child’s room for the perfect night light… Or tuck it onto a shelf in your living area to add a little glow to your fall decorations!
Tiny lights in Mason Jars are kinda magical…