DIY Moroccan Lanterns with Mod Podge Sheer Colors and Glitter Stencils

moroccan glass painted mod podge lanterns

Oh My….. we couldn’t stop making these lanterns~ They are so addicting and easy to make.  The glass is just a simple mason jar.  The bold color is Mod Podge sheer color and the stencils are the new Mod Podge Rocks stencils.  They can be used over and over and the patterns are super cute!  Of course we had to add a bunch of trims and faux diamond ribbon.

diy moroccan mason jar lanterns

Have a peek at our new end-cap at Michaels…. Lots of new goodies!

Mod Podge michaels sheer colors




What you need…..

Mason jar
Mod Podge ® Sheer Color – Yellow, 4 oz.
Mod Podge ® Sheer Color – Pink, 4 oz.
Mod Podge ® Sheer Color – Aqua, 4 oz.
Medium size paper cup
Craft knife
Mod Podge ® Spouncer Applicators Set, 4 pc.
Mod Podge ® Rocks! Peel & Stick Stencils – Starlite
Mod Podge ® Rocks! Peel & Stick Stencils – Tangier
Mod Podge ® Podgeable Glitters
File folder
Glitzy trims
Craft glue

Additional: Glow-sticks or battery candles.

Video How To Use Sheer Colors


Always begin by cleaning and drying your mason jar.

mod podge sheer colors

Swirl Method: Pour Sheer Color Mod Podge into the jar. Swirl the Sheer Color around the inside until it covers all the sides. Turn the jar upside down into a paper cup and let the excess drizzle out of the jar. Allow it to sit for 10 hours. Turn the jar over and allow it to dry until the color is clear. Use a craft knife to trim off any excess around the rim.

Brush-On Method: Apply sheer color to the outside of the jar with a paintbrush. Apply as many coats as you wish until your desired color is reached. Allow for dry time in between coats.


Place a Mod Podge stencil across the front of a jar. Spounce Mod Podge gloss over the stencil. Remove the stencil, poof the glitter over the stenciled area. Allow to dry and brush off excess glitter with a dry paintbrush. Repeat for the other side. Wash the stencil, reattach to the carrier sheet and use again.


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Attach glitzy trims to the vases and lanterns using craft glue. The jars that are made with the brush-on technique are suitable for filling with water or candles. The swirl technique is best used with silk flowers, glow sticks or battery operated candles.

Tip: When glittering, glitter over a file folder. You can fold the file up and use it as a funnel for recycling glitter.

Enjoy! xoxoxo

Cathie and Steve

Make this: Recycled Jar Candle Holder for the 4th of July!

Old jars get painted and podged to make festive candle holders.
What you need:
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Brilliant Blue
Recycled Jar
Alcohol & Paper towel
Medium paintbrush
 FolkArt Enamels – Calypso
FolkArt Enamels – Flow Medium
Old book pages
Mod Podge Gloss
Wood stars
Hot glue
 Hot Glue Gun Helpers
What you do: 
Remove the label from the jar. Wipe the jar clean with rubbing alcohol. Blend equal parts of calypso sky and flow medium.  Paint the jar with the mixture.  Allow to dry and paint a second coat.
Cut random sized stars from old book pages.  Working on the outside of the jar, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the jar, position the stars onto the jar, top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Add stars until the jar is covered.  Allow to dry.
Paint a star with brilliant blue paint. Using hot glue attach a ribbon around the jar and glue stars to the ribbon.
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