My DIY Firefly mason jar lanterns!

I saw these on Etsy and knew I had to have them, but didn't want to pay the high price tag so I made them myself!  All it took was mason jars, faux spanish moss, and a battery operated string of clear lights.  The hardest part was getting the lights throughout the entire jar, as it all wanted to fall to the bottom.  After a few jars I was able to perfect it with the help of kitchen tongs!  The lights have an on-off switch too, so you have to be sure to leave that at the top of the jar and cover it.  I love them, and I can't wait to see them in action!


I saw these on photo 2622166-1

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:00 am
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Super cool!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:10 am
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Beautiful! 

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:10 am
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awesome!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:13 am
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those are really cute,,too bad those battery lites dont blink off and on,,that would make it seem more like real fireflies but I love your idea.

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:14 am
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I didnt even think about blinking lights, that would have been awesome!  I got everything on sale though and they were like 75% the price of the Etsy items, so I'm happy :)

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:17 am
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They are really cool!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:19 am
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That is so awesome!  I've never seen those before!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:43 am
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Really awesome! You sould write an article!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:50 am
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So cool! I love mason jars!
Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:52 am
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Adorable! Great Idea!!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:54 am
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Those are really cute! :)

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:55 am
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thanks!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:03 am
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That's such a good idea! It's super cute :)

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:15 am
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That is so cute - great job!!! This would totally work for my outdoor evening reception..you are a doll to share!!!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:22 am
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how cute!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:28 am
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I. HEART. THESE!
These are going to be so pretty for your wedding. Great job!


You just gave me a new idea for my porch in the summer.

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:31 am
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RooBee and SoonToBe.Mrs.G, hope you guys enjoy these as much as i do! 

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 3:34 am
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I really really like this ideas! Can you make them blink?

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 6:05 am
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the light strings i purchased dont have a blink setting, but i'm sure there are some out there that do!  i got mine from ace hardware, they were on sale after xmas for $2 each :)

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 6:08 am
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OMG this is gorgeous!

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 6:10 am
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