Thursday, May 26, 2011

Totally Illuminating!

These illuminating lovelies 
are brought to you by 
the very talented 
Mark Montano
Author of
The Big Ass Book of Home Decor
The Big Ass Book of CraftsYOU'LL NEED:

Jars in different sizes
Masking tape
White Krylon spray paint
Fabric cut on the bias 1 1/2" 
wide by 10" per jar
Tea lights

1.  After your jars are sparkly clean, tightly wrap them with yarn in a crisscross pattern and tape the ends on the underside or the inside so they stay in place.  Don't place the tape on the outside of the jar where you will be painting.
2.  Cover an area in newspaper and give the jars 3 light coats of white Krylon spray paint (waiting 5-10 minutes in between coats) and let dry.
3.  Remove the yarn and wrap the tops with the bias fabric securing them with a knot.  You could also use ribbon for the tops, it's up to you.
4.  Add your tea lights and set your table. Gorgeous!

What a wonderful use for old jars!

I think this is going 
to be a fun DIY project, 
thanks for sharing Mark!
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