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Looking for a thrifty 4th of July craft project for the kids?

Nothing says summertime like a good Fourth of July celebration, and we found a fun DIY craft to shed a little festive light on a fun day into evening time with loved ones.

You may remember our post on Mason Jars, and our penchant for spray paint – here’s a summer twist.

These transformed mason jars are a fun way to both decorate an outdoor table for a 4th of July celebration
or a safe way to entertain the kids during fireworks.


Supplies:
Red /white / blue spray paint
Mason Jars
Star or stripe stickers
Newspaper

Scatter stickers on the mason jars, make sure they’re stuck on tight for crisp lines.


Screw on the mason jar lid and cap and place on top of a table covered in newspaper in a well ventilated area (outside is best)
Spray with the paint from a nice distance around the entire jar until it’s coated well, but without drips.


Wait at least a couple hours for the jar to dry and carefully peel off the star stickers.

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You can obviously do this project for any occasion, switching out the colors and shapes -
a glowy evening summer wedding, Halloween luminaries, a sweet-as-pie baby shower… so many possibilities!

http://www.thrifttown.com/thrifty-fourth-of-july-projects/

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 1:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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Answers (4)
  • What a cute and fun idea.

    Glow in the dark sidewalk chalk is fun too. At night, when kids are out late, they can enjoy the 'art' they made during the day.
    ss_mom

    Answer by ss_mom at 2:30 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

  • this is so cute!
    Ashoonik

    Answer by Ashoonik at 1:40 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • what a great craft idea!!
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 2:04 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • neat it would work for any holiday!
    wmbeener

    Answer by wmbeener at 10:05 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

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