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How to create mason jar lanterns

30 mins | Easy | 7 STEPS

Light up your backyard with these simple DIY Mason jar lanterns that can be hung or placed around your patio.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Start by removing the lids from the mason jar

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Fill the jar with 3/4 cup of aquarium substrate (or sand)

It secures the tea light to prevent shifting within the jar

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Pop in the tealight

The base of the mason jar is now done

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Cut a piece of paper twine that is three times the circumference of the lid of the jar

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Take the ring part of the lid and slip the twine through

Tie decorative knots (i.e.: fisherman's knot) on either side of the lid

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Screw on the lid to keep the knots in place

Apply a bit of pressure

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And you're done!

Hang under your gazebo and/or string a line of them to create a summer glow!