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Today has been a walk down memory lane, with jasbods community question about Swiss Coffee paint color, I unearthed so many post that I used Swiss Coffee as my go to color!

This is a seasonally appropriate post and a quick and easy craft for kids to help with, have fun!

Project Ideas: Seasonal & Holiday CHANGE CATEGORY

Easy Seasonal Wall Lanterns

The changing seasons and the onset of the holidays bring out the decorator in me. Creating an inviting, festive place for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company is an enjoyable mission of mine; but all of the decorating has to be easy and simple totally stress free decorating.

Battery powered tea lights add just a bit of flicker without worry, the flameless candles can easily illuminate any spot with a touch of mystical whimsy.

With a few simple components you can create mason jar lanterns that will transition through all of the holiday happenings to come!


Stop by your local Home Depot, pick up few things:


1x5x6 pine board, have it cut by a lumber associate into (2) 1 foot pieces, (you can save the leftover for another project, or make a few more lanterns)

2-handrail brackets, spool of jute twineglueriver pebblessample size Swiss Coffee paint, paint brush, sanding sponge,spider web (from the Halloween décor section), battery powered tea lightssaw tooth picture hanging brackets, small twigs (from outdoors), from a local craft store mason jars, a few small, plastic, spiders.


Tools needed: small hammer, screw driver


Step 1: Sand all rough edges of the board, then paint the board and allow to thoroughly dry.

Step 2Apply a coat of glue to the lid rim, wrap the twine around, cover the entire rim edge, let dry. Paint the lid insert and also let dry.

Step 3: While everything is drying, fill the bottom of jar with river pebblesplace a candle in the center, add a few more stones around the edge. 

Step 4: Pull a small bit of web from bag and twist through the small branches. Place the webbed twigs into jar, add a few spiders they will just hang onto the webs….eeek!

Step 5:  Cut four pieces of twine at 18 inches each, run two pieces under the lid insert, then screw lid in place, pull up the ends and make a knot, do the same to other jar, make sure the knots are at the same length so that the lanterns will hang at the same height.

Step 6: Attach the saw tooth picture hanging bracket on the center top back of board.

Step 7: Measure, center, and inverted hand rail bracket 1 inch down from top front of board, make a pilot hole then screw the bracket in place with the smaller screw from package. *The pine wood in very soft so I only needed a screw driver to attach bracket.

Step 8: Place the boards in just the right spot, hang the lanterns from the bracket, the notch on the bracket is perfect to place to sling the twine over which will allow the jar to dangle and flicker.


The contents of the lanterns can be switched out for different occasions and holidays; the creepy, icky spider and webs can be changed to acorns for Thanksgiving, tiny ornaments for Christmas, salt crystals and snowflakes for winter, moss and tiny eggs for spring. or whatever you can dream up!

Capture a few, simple elements of the season, place some in the tiny lanterns and let them shine!


Appreciate the changes all around you and embrace the season!   


Check out the projects I have used Swiss Coffee on, Winter WhiteUpcycle Newel PostPicture Gallery Ledge, andArrows!

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Posted 2019-10-22T18:32:23+0000  by Maureen_HD_BOS Maureen_HD_BOS
Hi Maureen,

Another great creative and well illustrated post, you always hit a home run! Go Nationals!

Posted 2019-10-31T18:17:38+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
The seasonal wall lanterns are very nice and simple to implement. I will do it your way, thanks for sharing.

Posted 2019-11-05T03:47:05+0000  by minion89
hello friends this is amazing blog 
Posted 2019-11-11T18:11:04+0000  by Mawaz
hello friends this is amazing blog 
Posted 2019-11-11T18:11:04+0000  by Mawaz
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