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Garden/House Lantern - Night Light

I've seen on a few websites these etched glass lanterns. I thought they were so cute, so I decided to try it. I love it! These would make a great night light in a baby's room. Here are the instructions on how to make one.

Gather items you need: Glass jar (any size ranging from a baby food jar to a full size Mason jar), glass frosting spray paint (at any home improvement store), vinyl decal either in shapes or you could do a name (available at WeCutVinyl), tea candles - either battery operated or flame, wire or ribbon for hanging.

Clean outside of jar so vinyl will stick to it. Apply vinyl to jar:
In a well ventilated area, LIGHTLY and QUICKLY spray jar with frosting spray paint. You may want to do 2 LIGHT coats:Once paint is dry (it will dry pretty quickly, usually within 10 minutes or so) peel vinyl decals off of jar.Wrap wire around top of jar and tighten down with needle nose pliers so jar does not fall out of wire while holding.

Put candles in bottom of jar and light carfefully with a long match. Or use battery operated tea lights.

Have fun....and craft more!


  1. How many jars can you get out of a can of spray paint?

    1. You can probably do roughly 7-10. I have done several and still use my same can of etching spray. It will vary due to how many coats you apply and how much you use for each coat.

  2. Hi there! I read your directions for this incredible craft. So you put the decal on first, then spray it, and then remove the decal? So the spray goes around the decal and then not left on the jar, right?

    I'm excited to try this but want to make sure I understand before I try it.
    Thanks so much!!!


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