It seems like months ago since I first started making these lanterns... it probably was. I decided that I need lids on them if they were going to stay outside during the summer and not fill up with water and grow mosquitoes. Ick. I finally found enough lids, but the mismatched pickle jar lids and gold canning rings were kinda uggo. It finally stopped raining long enough spray paint those babies. I used a color I had on hand, light aquaish. And they happily match my shell back chair perfectly! Love it when that happens!