Are you spending anytime outdoors these days? Make a fun mason jar bird feeder in just minutes to feed the birds at your home. Sit on the porch, relax, and watch the birds come to get this feast. The best part? This one only takes minutes to make.
I am hoping that spring finally makes an official appearance here soon. I started on a few outdoor projects to try and move it along. This confetti tiered planter is one of them. Grab a few different size terra cotta pots to make your own tiered planter easily. Plus I have a super secret weapon to make that confetti pattern. This one would also make a great gift for Mother’s Day y’all so be sure to make two — one for you and one to give!
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Perfect for warming your family or for cooking to make hamburgers, chicken wings or hotdogs. Use this fire pit grill in your backyard, patio or deck or take camping. Simply lift the lid and toss in some logs, sit back, and relax and enjoy the fire.
Grab one of these 10 outdoor fireplaces and heaters to warm up your outdoors. These are the perfect addition to your outdoor decor. Imagine sitting outside on a cool spring evening by a fire. Great right? Which one is your favorite?
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Solar Mason Jar Lights Supplies:
Your solar light will come packaged as shown above. You will need to remove the pull tab for the light to work, and charge it for a few hours in the sun prior to use.
There are two winter versions of the solar mason jar lights that I am going to show you today. First up is one painted with a little glitter snow.
Use a foam pouncer brush and add glitter snow randomly to the jar. Allow to dry completely before continuing.
The second version just involves adding loose snow to the bottom of your jar. This is the non-permanent version that will be easy to change with the seasons. Because the light is in the top and does not get hot, adding items to the jar is fun and easy.
Now lets make the jar into a hanging lantern. Grab your floral wire and some pliers. First, start with adding a loop with your pliers.
Place the wire around your jar mouth and get the location for your second loop, which should be directly across from your first.
Place a second loop in your wire and then stretch it around the mouth of the jar. Use the pliers to secure, twisting very tightly.
Cut off any excess and bend the twisted wire down to avoid injury.
Use a second wire to create a handle by putting it through the loops and twisting to secure.
You are ready to light up the night with your new solar mason jar lights. Look at the way the light sparkles from these great mason jar lanterns.
What items will you add to the inside of your solar mason jar lights? Snow? Or something less seasonal? Just grab the lighted lids from Consumer Crafts and make your own version today.
Now that you have my favor ideas for your BBQ, you are one step closer to throwing the ultimate backyard BBQ!
Favors and Printables:
- Frozen Peach Lemonade
- Cuban Bul Beer Cocktail
- Homemade Citrus Sangria
- Watermelon Green Tea
- Arnold Palmertini
- Old-Fashioned Chocolate Mint Soda
- Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
- Beer Brats
- The BEST grilled chicken
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
- Teriyaki Steak
- Tropical Teriyaki Kabobs
- Melt in your mouth Steaks
- Fall off the bone Babyback Ribs
- 3 fresh spins on Hot Dogs
- Easy Grilled Fish
- The BEST Potato Salad
- Italian Pasta Salad
- Marinated Vegetable Salad
- Ambrosia Salad
- Apple Snickers Salad
- 50 Recipes for Grilled Veggies
- Grilled Potato Packets
- Avocado Potato Salad
- Sesame Ginger Salad
- Grilled Chopped Salad
- Crockpot Kapusta
- Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
- Easy Grilled Peppers
- 3 Minute Salsa
- Mixed Berry Cheesecake in Mason Jars
- Grilled Poundcake with fresh berries
- Sweet and Salty Chex Mix
- Strawberry Delight
- Brownie S’mores Trifle
- Double chocolate S’mores Bark
- Banana Pudding Trifle
- Mini Strawberry Shortcake
- Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Layer Cake
- Tie Dye Cupcakes
- Summer Skies Jello
- Campfire Crack
- No-Churn Cadillac Margarita Ice Cream
- Banana Boats
- Tequila Lime Coconut Bars
- Apples Malloy – A cream cheese & caramel dip
I broke out my bottle of Worry Free just to prove that within minutes you have no more bugs crawling or flying around your garden. I sprayed this project down well with the product to deter future insects as well. With this test complete, I headed to my front flowers some of which are being attacked. So far so good I must say! With a special formulation that contains pyrethrins, a botanical insecticide naturally-derived from Chrysanthemum flowers, GardenTech® Worry Free® Brand Insecticides are ideally suited to protect fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. I love that I can apply this product up to the day before I harvest my vegetables.
Remove the outer ring on your embroidery hoops. We will only need the inner circle. Paint them both white. My kids helped with this step. Bet you never would have guessed that from this picture!
Next, we are going to tie the rings together. Use the poly string to tie the smaller ring in approximately the center of the larger ring.
Then, because I like things to be secure and safe, I tied the rings together in 4 more places. Each string should be tied tightly.
Next, we are going to use the string to make a hanger. I used two long pieces of string and tied them to the larger hoop in two places, opposite of one another. Then gather the strings at the top and knot into a loop. See picture below for illustration. Use a drop of E6000 anywhere you have a knot on the rings and set aside to dry. Again, I wanted this to be secure and E6000 definitely does the job of securing your string to the hoops.
Now get your sea glass. My set of DIY wind chimes took approximately one bag, however, I was choosy on the colors I wanted to use so I had to open both bags. Using the poly string, tie your sea glass into long chains. The sea glass should not touch each other as illustrated below. I made 6 short chains and 3 longer chains. My short chains were around 9 inches long. The longer chains were around 11 inches long. Again, a dot of E6000 needs to be placed between each knot and the glass for safety.
After your components have dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the E6000, tie your chains of sea glass onto your rings. The six shorter chains go on the outside ring. The three longer chains go on the inside ring.
Again, before hanging, secure each knotted place to the ring with a drop of E6000 and allow to dry. Then hang up your wind chimes and enjoy the sunlight reflecting off the glass each and every day.
Sit back on your porch and enjoy the tinkling of sea glass each day. This project is perfect for any home or beach house. Display your collection of beach glass or buy some to add to this lovely project. You will love this sea glass craft and so will your kids. I hope you will make my sea glass wind chimes with your vacation mementos this year.
Next comes the glow in the dark. I added the writer first and allowed that to dry. Again just free hand on your glo paint in crazy shapes and have fun with it!
I then added some of the other glow paint with a brush around all of the openings and the numbers. You want this to GLOW when the sun goes down. After all of your paint dries, just cut around the inside of all of your shapes. Just use a good pair of scissors and cut away your material. No sewing or fussing over this project!
All that is left now is to hang and have fun. I use the clothes line to hang my version then I have twine run through holes in the bottom so I can secure it to stakes in the ground. We used glow in the dark bracelets to throw through our holes. Who will get the most points in your home?
If the game does not glow enough for you, a black light will make the whole thing brighter or you can attach a few of those glow bracelets to the canvas using clothespins. Trust me the kids will find a way to play this in the dark! I hope you will make my glow in the dark yard game for your 4th of July party or just for back yard fun all summer long.
- Rusted Metal Flower Pots
- Krylon Spray Adhesive
- Gold Leaf
- Silhouette (optional)
- Painter’s Masking Tape
- Soft Paint Brush
- Outdoor Mod Podge
I used my Silhouette to cut out arrow shapes from some Silhouette vinyl I had on hand. The vinyl is gold but that is NOT what makes a gold shape on the flower pots. I am going to be using the vinyl only as a mask. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can hand cut any shape you’d like out of contact paper or vinyl using a craft knife.
Use painter’s masking tape around the vinyl to be sure the entire pot is masked off. We will be using spray adhesive which is harder to control where the spray lands. I masked my pot very well.
Then, take your pot outside and apply a good coat of the spray adhesive.
Remove the masking tape and the vinyl, and you will be left with an arrow shaped area of adhesive. While you are removing the mask, the adhesive dries just slightly but that is great because now you can apply your gold leaf easily.
Carefully remove one gold sheet from the package. Gold leaf is extremely thin. Even if it rips, go ahead and apply it as you will not be able to tell once it is on. Use a soft paint brush to gently apply the gold leaf to the adhesive area.
Continue to gently work the gold leaf with your soft paint brush. The gold leaf will fall off where there is no adhesive. Continue working until you are left with just your arrow shape.
Allow to dry for 30 minutes or so, then apply a coat of outdoor Mod Podge to just the arrow. Allow to dry and apply another coat if desired.
Plant some flowers and you are ready to display your new creations.