One of my favorite things about this time of year is being able to sit outside and enjoy the weather. I also enjoy all the beautiful flowers blooming. I wanted to create an outdoor lantern or some type of light that could be used day or night and look beautiful so I came up with this Mason Jar Light Planter.

 

Old Time Pottery carries a big assortment of planters and plants in their greenhouse. What? You didn’t know they carry plants? Well they do!!

I grabbed some top soil, flowers, and these planters. What’s great about the planters is that they come in a set of three graduated sizes for only $14.99.

 

The flowers were only $1.19 and you get 4 in a little container. I also purchase 2 clay pots in two sizes to use as fillers.

 

Ok let’s get started!!

Using your large pot begin to turn clay pot upside down and place in bottom. This will help you not to use too much of the dirt and be a base for your next pot to sit on.

 

Fill top soil to top and begin to place flowers on the outside rim of planter.

When finished planting flowers move on to the next medium sized planter. Placing it on top of the upside down clay pot.

Repeat step one by turning smaller clay pot upside down and continuing to add soil and flowers. Add last small planter to the top. You should have a three tiered planter!

 

The last planter gives you some options. I decided I wanted to use that to house my Mason Jar. I bought one in purple at Old Time Pottery. It says Preserves on the front and it was purple. I sprayed it with pink paint to match my flowers and give it a more cohesive look. I filled it with dirt so it had a base to sit on.

I placed a candle in the center of the jar. You could use the battery powered tea lights too or even citronella.

 

Something to use day or night! With all those outside gatherings coming up this would make a great project for you to do. Nice and easy! With one stop shopping at Old Time Pottery you’ll save time too!

I think several of these would look good around a porch or patio. The best part is it was pretty inexpensive too! What do you think? Can’t wait to get a picture of it at night!

Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY’s and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.
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Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

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  1. Mary March 20, 2015 at 11:45 PM Reply

    You my dear, are most creative & amazing! I’ve NEVER reply to anyone’s blogs or idea boards. So, please know how impressed I was with every project of yours. Best regards, Mary lee Missouri

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