It is a very dreary day today; so rainy Saturday crafting is the only important thing on my agenda. I just stocked up on a ton of mason jars in preparation for canning season, so today’s craft is going to make use of these lovely things. Mason jars are just so simple and rustic, and something about the shape of them is so appealing! This DIY transforms them into something really special.
I am so thrilled about how these Glittery Mason Jars turned out! When I first had the idea, I really wasn’t sure whether they would work or not, but they were SO easy and are actually very pretty. They’d look beautiful on their own, or with flowers in them, but the real glory of these little jars comes out when you stick a candle inside! The flame sends gorgeous, dancing patterns of light all around the room and the jars glow really warmly. I can imagine these as aisle or centerpiece decorations at a wedding… or just softly flickering on my coffee table bringing a little warm, glittery happiness to a drizzly day!
- Mason Jars
- Loose glitter (I used silver)
- White school glue, spray adhesive, or spray enamel (I used this)
- Ribbon (optional)
1. Clean and dry you jar
2. Apply your sticky stuff to the inside of the jar – the easiest way is to just spray an adhesive or clear gloss/enamel straight into the jar. If you want more control (i.e., to make patterns or only cover half of the jar) then paint a solution of one part water, one part white glue onto the inside of the jar with a paintbrush – a very thin coat is best
3. Pour the glitter into the jar and shake it around to cover all areas
4. Tie a decorative ribbon to the neck of the jar and drop a candle in!
***NOTE: I don’t recommend using real-flame candles inside these jars, as I have no idea what the heat will do to the glitter or the adhesive with prolonged burning. Pick up some battery-powered tea lights instead, and enjoy your glittery mason jar worry-free!