DIY: July 4th Lanterns

Today’s DIY project is for the 4th of July and kid friendly.  Thank you Tiny Prints.


  • Red, white and blue tissue paper
  • Mod Podge and brush
  • Mason jars
  • Votive candles
  • Festive ribbon

Step 1: Trim Your Tissue

Cut your tissue paper up into the shapes of your choice. Long vertical strips that run the length of the jar or squares for a fun layered look both work well.

Step 2: Paint and Apply

Use your mod podge and brush to lightly coat the outside of each jar. Then, gently apply your tissue paper strips in your favorite arrangement. Lastly, make sure to leave ample time for drying (at least an hour or two).

Step 3: Tie and Display

Add your ribbon at the top, tie a bow, put a candle in the bottom and… voila! Display your lanterns as dining centerpieces, line them down the sidewalk or put them inside for cute tabletop decor.

And don’t forget to order July 4th invitations to gather everyone together!

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