This yr my teenage daughter desires a extra conventional vacation theme in our home… apparently as cute as our “theme” Christmases have been, she longs for one thing extra crimson and inexperienced, like when she was little. ( Come on! Our Candyland Christmas Tree was AMAZING!) I personally, was longing for plenty of frosty snow, and birch log candles, and starry whites…Feelin’ me, readers? However hey, she has some extent. Gotta admit, I miss that homey Basic Christmas really feel too! She bought us on the concept, so we began brainstorming some DIY Christmas crafts we might make, with out having to purchase a wholly new set of decorations. I ran throughout this cute mason jar luminary made for Halloween by ‘My Anything and Everything‘ and determined it might be an ideal thought, with a couple of Christmas tweaks! Love the way in which our DIY mason jar vacation luminaria turned out, they’ll positively be entrance and middle for our “Classic Dwelling” vacation theme this yr! (Sorry, I can’t assist it with the themes…)
We selected to make use of the phrase “Pleasure” and three glass mason jars, however clearly it’s as much as you.
***Thrilled that our DIY Mason Jar Vacation Luminaria is featured within the 2016 Nation Sampler’s “Christmas Adorning” Journal!
DIY Mason Jar Luminaria
To begin with, what the heck are mason jar luminaries? Historically luminaria luggage have been crammed with sand and a candle to mild the winter evening. In the course of the vacation season, many cities maintain Luminaria Festivals the place the streets are lined with shimmering luggage of sunshine. Sante Fe has probably the most well-known ones. We took the luminaria bag thought and made it a bit safer for indoors with the frosted mason jars and the LED candles. Oh, and these are fairly enjoyable vacation tasks too!
DIY Mason Jar Luminaria Provides
You may get all of this stuff at most craft shops, or ‘Amazon’. Hyperlinks included under.
Mason Jar Letters
Place the letter sticker on every mason jar, centered as a lot as doable. I used a bit of painters tape alongside the underside of every jar to offer me a suggestion of how far as much as place the sticker… so they might all be the identical distance from the underside when lined up subsequent to one another. Make sense? Rub the sticker on nicely so no paint leaks beneath. (You’ll be studying methods to frost the glass jars with spray paint subsequent!) Take away lids and rings.
The way to Frost Glass Mason Jars
Spray paint the jars with the frosted glass paint. I did mine in three mild coats, letting it dry a minimum of quarter-hour between coats. Let dry a minimum of one hour after final coat, then flippantly spray with clear glitter spray paint to seal. We began out pondering glitter spray, then had clear sealer left over from one other challenge we used on every mason jar luminary jar. Let dry in a single day. Observe: Please examine your spray sealer in an not noticeable spot in case you select to make use of it. Some readers have talked about that some sealers eliminated the frosted look of the glass paint on the luminaria.
Paint Mason Jar Lids and Rings
If desired, spray paint the rings and lids in your frosted glass mason jars. I used a silver sparkle spray paint, ‘trigger thats what I had. You may depart them gold in case you like. No matter you’re keen on for vacation adorning fashion!
Take away Mason Jar Stickers
Take away the stickers. I warmed them up with a hair dryer first so they might peel off simply… I used to be involved about scratching off the frosted paint in the event that they have been too arduous to get off. That labored out rather well.
Beautify Your Mason Jar DIY
I tied some mini ornaments onto some wire ribbon, wrapped it twice across the high of the mason jar luminaries, then tied it.
Add Candles to Your Frosted Mason Jar
Add your LED votive to the underside of the mason jar, with or with out a little craft snow. We found after we used snow that it boosted the peak of the candles within the mason jar luminaries, and we’d have positioned the letters a bit larger on the jar if we had realized this earlier than hand… Simply FYI!
Finished! I take advantage of some greenback retailer cooking tongs to seize the votives to tug them up for turning on and off… Appears simpler then sliding them out every time, particularly in case you are utilizing snow! Slightly tip… the phrases present up greatest towards a darkish background, so preserve that in thoughts if you end up putting these DIY mason jar vacation luminaria come the vacations!
Wishing you “Pleasure” on your holidays!
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We hope you really liked our DIY mason jar luminaria! Try our publish on DIY Snow Globes or DIY Christmas Cone Trees. And bounce on over to our publish on Fireplace Christmas Decor Ideas over at OhMeOhMy! And also you’re gonna need to take a look at How to Make Ice Lanterns & Luminaries over at TGG!