I have been looking for just the right inexpensive outdoor candle lanterns for some time. I was searching for something that had a protective cover, so the inside of the lantern wouldn't get dirty from outdoor debris if I left it outside.
Then these applesauce jars caught my eye.
With young children we go through quite a bit of applesauce. It seems such a waste to put nice jars in the recycling bin, but I never had a good idea of how to use them. Until now.
I scraped the labels off with a razor.
Then grabbed some oil rubbed bronze spray paint for the lids.
A couple quick sprays is all it took. I "borrowed" some sand from my kids' sandbox and added some votive candles.
Now to enjoy the evening light.
They go quite nicely with my wine bottle vase, don't you think? ha! And they'd be easy to "jazz up" (if that's your thing) with twine, or you could etch something on there. Or just leave them plain. I think they're pretty as is!
Are you working on anything outdoors for spring?
Linking to some of these great parties.
Now go make something!