To make this project as thrifty as possible, I raided my dollar store supplies. So, I used:
-about a cup of dry pinto beans
-dollar store pumpkin pie votives
-raffia (2 strands per lantern)
I filled the bottom of the jar with the pinto beans, and set the votive inside. I then took each piece of raffia and wrapped it around the jar twice, under the bottom ridge. I double tied the raffia on opposite sides of the jar as tight as possible.
I pulled each piece of raffia up and tied it at the top, like you would tie a balloon. Then I cut off the excess.
The raffia probably won't last very long, but it does the trick in a pinch. I will probably replace it with twine somewhere down the line. The last thing I did was hang them up outside, and I watched them glow in the fading light.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you all are having an amazing Thursday. What are everyone's plans for the weekend? I'm excited to watch Kayla participate in her obstacle/mud run on Saturday. Maybe I will take my new camera and get some pics for you guys... if Kayla will let me! Hah!
Have a great weekend, and I will be back next Wednesday!
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