freestyle mason jar pumpkin lanterns

Hello, hello!  Although I don’t know how, another month has flown by.  It is already nearly the end of September.  Unbelievable!  And, with that it is time once again to team up with some of #Myfavoritebloggers and get creative on the same topic.  Last month we all created around the theme of apples (check it out here).  This month we focused our creative energies on PUMPKINS.  Some of us headed into the kitchen, other’s headed into the craft room.  Just like last month it was fun to see what people came up with, and  I just love seeing all of the projects together.

But, before we get there, I need to once again introduce you to the cast of character that make up #myfavoritebloggers:

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Kristen from One Tough Mother, Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, Marilyn from 4 You With Love, Sky from Capital B, Tara from Suburble, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, Lauren from The Thinking Closet, Kara from Petals and Picots, Carlee from Ladybird Ln, ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof, Kadie from 7 Alive, Amy from One Artsy Mama, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me and Nancy from Small Things with Love.

And, here are all of the PUMPKIN projects we came up with:

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For a direct link to each project, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post!

My project is Free-style Mason Jar Pumpkin Lanterns (longest craft name ever).  I love this craft for lots of reasons: It is the joint effort of me and my toddler son, it allowed me to doodle, it uses mason jars, it’s pretty and it was largely inspired by one of #myfavoritebloggers, Tara from  Earlier this summer she posted this wonderful kid’s craft where she and her girls made lanterns out of Mason Jars, and, well I was inspired!

So, one afternoon we broke out the mason jars and the paint and got to work creating our free-style mason jar pumpkin lanterns.

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My son, graciously, agreed to do the messy work.  I just put out a bunch of paint, orange, red and gold and let him paint the outsides of all the jars.

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I added the green leaves (because if I left it up to my son the whole jar would have become green).  This is what the jars looks like with just paint.  Pretty, right?  My little toddler did a good job!

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After the paint was dry, I added a layer of Mod Podge.  When that was dry, I got to work doodling.  Well, it wasn’t work.  I love doodling, it isn’t work!  I added a final layer of Mod Podge, and after that was dry I added candles and went outside to test out our free style pumpkin lanterns.

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Ohhh, I like, don’t you?  And, what I like just as much is that these little pumpkin lanterns look just as pretty, whether it is daytime or night.

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Thanks for being here, and make sure to check out the other creative pumpkin projects!

One Dog Woof: Mason Jar Pumpkin One Tough Mother: Pennant Banner Happy Hour Projects: Pumpkin Martini Creative Capital B: Pom Pom Pumpkins
4 You with Love: Pumpkin Mousse Repeat Crafter Me: Yarn Pumpkins

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