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DIY in a BOX | Summer Solar Lantern

Posted by Ashley Eisenhauer on

The bugs are sure to be buzzing over how cute this lantern is! Gather your supplies and a glass of wine and get ready to paint this buzz worthy DIY.  Don't have your kit yet? Click HERE to order it today!












Our first step will be painting the grass. Dip your brush in both, dark and light green, and make strokes from the bottom of the jar up to be various heights. Make grass rang from 1/3 to 1/2 of the height of the jar. Hold the jar upside down by the rim so you can paint all the way around the glass.

We will now paint our light bugs. Paint a yellow oval of the body then add two white wings. Reference image below.

Using the dark green paint give the bug a head and antenna. Then draw three short lines to emphasize the glow from your bug. 

Make sure your lantern lid is in "On" position and place outside in the sun to charge. Lights will illuminate only in darkness. To test lights while inside, place palm over the solar panel or place a thick piece of paper over the lid.  
Baking Instructions: 
Place your mason jar (no cap) on a foil lined baking sheet in a room temperature oven. Turn the oven to 350 degrees, & set the timer to 35 minutes.  The intention is for the glasses to warm up gradually.  At 35 minutes, turn the oven off, & allow your glasses to cool fully inside the oven.  We find it best to bake our glass around 7:30pm, then take them out the next morning after they've cooled overnight.   

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