Centierpiece Lights: Mason Jars meet Lanterns

April 11, 2018


We love this project that combines two of our favorite centerpiece and tablescape containers:  mason jars and lanterns!

The different colored mason jars make it super easy to change the look of the lantern.  Pick up a wedding or prom theme accent color and fill with a set of white battery lights.  We love the ease of working with the micro drop or fairy style of lights with their super-thin wiring.

Just don’t tighten the lids down too tightly.  Tuck the battery box under the lantern or under the jar.

Here are a few of the combinations you might be tempted to try.

Be sure to share your projects on Instagram. #christmaslightsource


  • Different sized jars in various colors – we used short smooth jars here but traditional canning jars work great as well
  • Lanterns – we love this white filigree lantern from IKEA
  • Battery lights – we use white for these photos but warm yellow, red and blue are great choices as well








Shellie Gardner
Aside from throwing dinner parties that feature at least two kinds of cheese dip, Shellie's passions include travel, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and finding the perfect street taco. Has been known to snort laugh champagne.

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