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As Seen On Good Morning Texas: DIY Outdoor Lanterns

Did you watch us this morning on WFAA Good Morning Texas on ABC Channel 8? The WhollyART girls and I were with the awesome Mike Castellucci, presenting our easy to make DIY outdoor lanterns. This is a fun homemade craft to keep the kids engaged in fun learning during the Summer.
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM on Good Morning Texas / WFAA teaching moms how to make fun lanterns with the kids
Here’s an overview shot of the materials we used for our lanterns. You can use recycled materials and get as creative and silly as you would like! 🙂
 
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM on Good Morning Texas / WFAA teaching moms how to make fun lanterns with the kids
We put together the step by step instructions so you can make them too!
  • find an empty wide mouth mason jar to start your homemade lantern (any wide mouth glass container will do!)
  • loop floral or craft wire big enough to go around top, or, you could use twine
  • cut second floral wire and attach it on each side to make a handle
  • use a jewelry wire cutter to cut the floral wire or twine
  • attach to jar using jewelry wire pliers
  • you can add a positive charm, beads, or decorative jewelry to add your personal flair, adding a loop to secure it in place
  • add your candle right in the middle of the jar
  • add decorative pebbles or grains around the candle for decoration and to secure in place. We used black beans, kidney beans, and lentils – all are great sources of iron for us vegan girls – and you can use spices, pasta, or anything you find in your pantry.
  • you could also decorate the outside of the jar with stickers and decorative items with your glue gun, or completely paint the exterior. Most paints require some time to dry off and then oven time, so make sure you do this before adding the floral wire.
  • light your candle and it’s ready for hanging!
  • watch your hand-made craft shine through the night!
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM on Good Morning Texas / WFAA teaching moms how to make fun lanterns with the kids
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM on Good Morning Texas / WFAA teaching moms how to make fun lanterns with the kids
DIY-outdoor-lantern-jar

We took some photos you can pin and save. You can find lots more at my daughters’ Facebook page Facebook.com/WhollyART Wasn’t that fun? The girls and I got a whole box of mason jars and candles so we could make them with our friends and even had some extra to make wonderful gifts!

Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM on Good Morning Texas / WFAA teaching moms how to make fun lanterns with the kids

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Sharon

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

How fun is that? I wanna do that and make like 12. All for me, of course ;)

Christy Denton

Monday 30th of June 2014

These will be so cute for my sister's wedding in July! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Houston

Monday 30th of June 2014

These are so cute and I have a ton of mason jars laying around! I know what I'll be doing this weekend thanks for the inspiration!

Heidi

Monday 30th of June 2014

Mason jar crafts are the best. A great craft (and tutorial) for kids and adults alike!

Onica {MommyFactor}

Saturday 28th of June 2014

Congrats on being on Good Morning America. This is such a cute idea and perfect to use for summer nights.