These Memorial Day DIY jar lanterns are the perfect way to honor and commemorate the fallen military personnel who served in the United States Armed Forces. They are creative yet venerating, one’s appreciation of these brave servicemen and servicewomen shown through the attentive handcrafting.
Make sure your jars are clean and dry first. Then apply the small star stickers. When the stickers are peeled off, they will create small empty spaces to allow light to peek through.
Now, on to the painting. Pick out one of the jars that will have the largest star stickers and apply them to the jar as you see fit. Then paint it ocean blue. Once you are done, let the jar dry for some time then apply a second coat of paint.
On to your other two jars. You’ll want to use the painters tape to create stripes like the ones that appear on the flag.
Now use your crimson red paint and white paint. What you need to do is paint every other stripe on the two jars red, then paint the remaining stripes white. Let the jars dry.
Begin peeling off the tape and stickers then add your tea lights to your jars.
And there you have it!
This is a simple yet special craft to salute our nation’s fallen soldiers. You can even place them outside on your front deck as a nighttime vigil.