Here’s a fun, easy 4th of July table decoration craft that you and your kids will have a blast doing together! We used Mason jars and tissue to create awesome centerpieces for our Independence Day celebration. For an evening get-together, try placing battery-powered LED lights in the bottom of each jar to create beautiful, festive luminaries.
What you will need:
American flags (we found these at our local hardware store)
Red, white and blue tissue paper
Small foam paintbrush
Optional: battery operated LED lights (to create luminaries)
Step 1: Cut tissue paper into strips, squares and shapes (stars and hearts work great!)
Step 2: Paint outside of the Mason jars with Mod Podge.
Step 3: Using a decoupage technique, cover the jar with layers of tissue paper.
NOTE: If you are making luminaries and really want the light to shine through your jars, try painting the inside of your Mason jar with Mod Podge and then use a ruler or pencil to gently press tissue paper into the jar, leaving the exterior clear. Both variations on this craft come out great!
Step 4: Use some crumpled tissue paper inside each jar to provide a base for the flags.
Step 5: Decorate your 4th of July table and enjoy!