I know what you’re thinking, ugh another mason jar project. Yep, it is. These are quick and easy winter luminaries, I used them on my Winter Wonderland Tablescape that my Mom has been enjoying at her house. The mix of frosted glass and flocked snow give off a nice glow.
I used 3 different jar sizes for the tablescape: 2 quart, 1 quart and pint. Although you can make them with any size jar that you want.
- painters tape
- Frosted glass paint
- Elmer’s glue (the white stuff that kids use)
- Epsom salt
- Jute – optional
- Greenery – optional
First we are going to make stencils that we want painted with the frosted glass. Cover the jar with painters tape. Then draw whatever shapes you want, I did large pine trees one on each side of the jar.
Use a razor or an X-acto to cut out your shapes. Don’t press too hard, it is glass 🙂 Remove the tape for the stencil. Spray the jars with Frosted Glass paint. I sprayed the entire pint sized jar for a different look. Let the paint dry.
Use a small brush and paint shapes onto the jar with Elmer’s school glue. Then quickly sprinkle Epsom Salt onto the fresh glue. On the 2 quart and 1 quart jars I painted more pine trees, on the pint jars I made simple snowflakes. I have very limited artistic abilities 🙂 Let the glue dry. Tie a piece of jute around the neck and garnish with a sprig of rosemary – hey why not, smells good. The Epsom Salt I used was infused with peppermint – it was quite the smell-fest going on!
Drop a candle in the jars and enjoy the glow!
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Pauline Henderson says
I love these
Apple Pie at Sisterswives.com says
So easy and so pretty! I am not sick of mason jar projects….I just started doing them this month! These are so different than mine and I just love them…..pinned!
I tried something similar back in November but mine were a disaster! Your’s are so pretty – I am inspired to have another go next year., (following your instructions!)
Lou Lou Girls says
Super cute! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. We love partying with you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
Lou Lou Girls says
Hello cute lady! I’m stopping by to let you know that your luminaries were Amber’s favorite from our last party. Happy dance time! We will be featuring them at our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. I hope to see you there. Lou Lou Girls
Awesome!!! Thank you, I’ll be there.
These are so pretty! Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange! We are featuring your project this week.
Ashley Williams says
My library had these as a free thing.ro make yesterday and I was so excited
My son is very sick and has severe lead posioning and brain damage from it and I had to go 3 hours away to the hospital to meet with his specialist and wasn’t able to make it home. I really wanted to make one because we don’t have any decorations and this Christmas I can’t buy presents or afford to make one. I hope next year I can make one they are so beautiful.