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!