Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Patriotic Tea Lights

My husband and I enjoy having BBQ's this time of the year (I'm sure many of you do as well.) And sometimes the sun goes down before we are ready to head inside so...
I made a cute centerpiece for our patio table that brightens up the table after dark and lets us keep gabbing until the wee hours.
It was super simple and can be done to match your decor. I painted {freehand} 3 mason jars with stars and stripes {leaving some of the glass unpainted so the light will shine through}and then added the raffia as a cute touch. If you decide to do your own you can use a stencil if your not comfortable free handing. I added tea lights inside but, if you have a problem with mosquitoes you could add citronella candles.

*unlit*

*lit*
[it wasn't very dark:/]

*Top View*

I had all these supplies when I did this project so it cost me $0! Use whatever you have at home to create your tea light centerpiece!
Amanda

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24 comments:

  1. Love your tea lights... and you can't beat the price. :-)

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  2. Whata fun idea, what kind of paint did you use?

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  3. Amanda used acrylic paints. She has a baby in the tubby and can't get to the computer. But since she used my paint, Amber I feel confident in answering for her:)

    Happy Tuesday and Happy Crafting!
    ~jan

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  4. These are adorable! Think I'll be making some of these! TOO CUTE!!

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  5. Well, these are just the cutest thing ever! I have tons of mason jars and I am totally gonna have my 10-year-old do this for me because she's a better painter than me! LOL

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  6. just shared this on my blog! thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Great project! they are really cute. I'm a new blog friend through Reinvented Linky Party.

    Have a beachy day...

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    http://nauticalcottageblog.com

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  8. Those are so fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog btw!

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  9. Visiting from Tip Junkie! This is such a cute idea! I just might have to try this! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. What a cute idea! I'm a new follower just stopping by to say hi!

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  11. Those are truly adorable!! Love what you did, and thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your name too ;)

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  12. very cute.. I am linking this from my blog...

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  13. A very cute and thrifty holiday decor! It turned out great.

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  14. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

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  15. I love it and have plenty of jars! Yea!

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  16. Festive and fun! awesome! Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
    have a safe and happy 4th!
    Linda

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  17. Super cute!! Love it and thanks for sharing!! Have a safe and wonderful 4th! ~ Laura

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  18. So cute! I was looking for a cute way to dress up some jars for the citronella candles I want to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I loooove this idea!! You are so creative! I think I might have to use tape I don't know how great mine would turn out if I free-handed it. What a cute idea for an outdoor patriotic wedding! You could have these set all around. Really really darling.

    Karin

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