Happy Canada Day!
It’s time to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and I thought I’d spruce up our tables with two different styles of a Canada Day centerpiece. Both of these were fun and simple to make using some Bernardin mason jars and a variety of dollar store items.
What You’ll Need
- Bernardin 1L mason jars (1 for every centerpiece)
- Transform Mason Metal Wire Handle
- Acrylic paint in red & white
- Sponge brushes
- Red twine
- Maple leaf stickers (or cut out two from vinyl with your Cricut)
- LED tea lights
- White rocks
- Red fake flowers
- Mini Canada flag
Canada Day Lantern
The most time-consuming part of these Canada Day lanterns is waiting for the paint to dry. Aside from that, they’re quick and simple to complete.
I suggest putting your wire handle onto the jar before painting. I didn’t and it scratched up my paint. Since you will be covering the wire with twine or ribbon, it won’t matter if you get paint on it!
Using a Bernardin 1L mason jar, I took my sponge brush and painted red down two of the sides. If your jar only has one decorative side as these do, make sure you paint the sides with the decoration in red. I didn’t use any tape to ensure straight edges as I have a pretty stead hand. Once your red paint dries, do a second coat. It will take a little while for it to dry – I left mine for about an hour. Once your second coat of red paint has dried, use your white paint to cover the other two sides, leaving time in between coats.
Once the paint is dry, add your maple leaf stickers or vinyl decals to the middle of the white sides. Wrap the top of the jar with red twine. Drop an LED tea light or two inside and you have a lovely festive lantern.
Canada Day Centerpiece
This centrepiece couldn’t have been any easier to make. Grab your 1L mason jar and dump in some decorative white rocks. Next, insert your red flowers and your Canada Flags. Voila! A gorgeous centerpiece that took mere minutes to assemble. Everything in this jar is from the dollar store. The mason jar itself is courtesy of Bernardin. You could also add some decorative ribbon around the neck of the jar for even more punch.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.