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
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!
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.
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.
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 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!