Patriotic Flag Mason Jar Lanterns

Nothing says  summer is here more than evenings outside enjoying the warmth and breezes with family and friends. For your Fourth of July celebrations, these adorable and simple American Flag Mason Jar Lanterns are a perfect way to add a subtle glow and patriotic touch to your porch and party.

Patriotic Flag Mason Jar Lanterns

Create a simple and patriotic 4th of July Flag Mason Jar . #4thof july #americanflag #modpodge

I made these quite a few years ago and they are still one of my most favorite projects. They are perfect for a unique accent for my porch side tables and add a touch of light.  I did not want a traditional centerpiece or plant, and with the rustic look I was going for….this hurricane jar hit the spot!

Create a simple and patriotic 4th of July Flag Mason Jar . #4thof july #americanflag #modpodge

I found the tutorial at Sweet Something Designs and could not be more thrilled with the results! I snatched up the American Flags in the dollar spot at Target. You can also find American Flags on Amazon.

Create a simple and patriotic 4th of July Flag Mason Jar . #4thof july #americanflag #modpodge

I did not have any jars around my house, so I found this extra large mason jar at my local TJ Maxx. The traditional, old-fashioned design of it was just what I was looking for. You could also use extra large pickle jars or this 4 liter Canning Jar from Amazon. 

Create a simple and patriotic 4th of July Flag Mason Jar . #4thof july #americanflag #modpodge

I applied the flag to the mason jar with Outdoor Mod Podge and allowed it to dry fully. I gave another quick coat of the outdoor mod podge on top of the entire American flag to seal it, allowing it to dry thoroughly.

My children and I could not wait ’til dusk, so that we could light the candle and see the flag glow!

 I simply poured a bit of clean sand in the bottom of each mason jar and nestled a small pillar candle down in it. You could even use a Citronella Pillar Candle to help with bugs.

I also added these Patriotic Porch Pillows and my Red Burlap Wreath to the decor!

I completed the look of the porch with this adorable Burlap Flag Banner!

The flag lantern, at night, all lit up is almost magical….and reminds all of our families about the importance of what the Fourth of July is about!

Have a fabulous 4th of July!

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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. JaneEllen says

    Hi there boy do I love your patriotic decorations. They look pretty easy, inexpensive and quick. Love that kind of projects to make. I have some really big pickle jars so think I’ll use those for the hurricane candles, have some of that webbing with the red stripe so can put that on a pillow. Lets see, the wreath, I’ll have to scour my stash for that but think I might be able to do that also. Yours are so nice, great job done on all of the decorations. Glad you posted these, I’ll need to get busy on them. Will go thru my fabric to see if I have any red or blue stripe to use for a pillow cover. Happy days

  2. Betty819 says

    Love the idea of the Mason Jar lanterns..with sand in them. I think if I made these, I’d buy citronella candles to keep the mosquitos and other pesky bugs away..Is there a way to tint the sane, red/white/blue or add some other small decorative items to the sand.? What about spray painting some Shells patriotic colors and laying them on top of the sand. Would probably need a pr. of kitchen tongs to place the shells around in the sand, around the candle. Smell my saw dust brain working?

  3. says

    I’m dropping by from the Whimsey Wednesday link party.This idea is so cute — and looks so easy! I think I could easily whip a couple of these out before the 4th!

    All the best,

  4. says

    I have a minor obsession with mason jars and I love this idea! :-) This would be a fabulous addition to my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! I would love for you to stop over! :-)

  5. says

    What a fun & easy idea for outdoor lanterns, especially for summertime! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week – I pinned and tweeted your project.


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