These super easy and simple but oh, so gorgeous DIY jar luminaries are a great decor idea for weddings, holidays, Christmas, or even a party!
DIY Jar Luminaries
You, guys! I am so in love with these DIY jar luminaries (you can tell by the overwhelming number of photos I took)! They are not only super cute and bright and cheerful but were probably the easiest craft I’ve ever made! It took longer to wait for the Mod Podge to dry out than to work on these babies!
Plus it’s also super cheap and the result is FABULOUS! I’m basically surrounded by Mod Podge and mason jars and glitter are so inexpensive and easy to find, so this project had to be done for absolutely no reason, just for the fun of it! But these DIY jar luminaries would be such a cute and elegant addition to a festive event like a wedding or a garden party, they’ll add such a warm glow to your evening! They look so magical!
I have worked on mine by myself but this is such an easy project for kids too, it’ll be so fun seeing them dipping their fingers in Mod Podge or sprinkling that pretty glitter all over the place (ok, maybe the mess is not so much fun, I got a little carried away lol) It will keep them busy though and they’ll be proud to be able to make such a pretty craft as these DIY jar luminaries.
DIY Jar Luminaries Tutorial
- Mason jars
- Glitter in your color of choice (I used red, lilac and gold)
- Mod Podge
- Brush or Mod Podge foam brush
- Burlap Ribbon
- Baker’s twine
- Start by washing and cleaning your mason jars thoroughly, then let them dry.
- With a brush or sponge apply Mod Podge all over the mason jar, on the outside, except for the rim. Keep one of your hands or a few fingers inside the jar as you apply Mod Podge. Try and do this as fast as possible so the Mod Podge won’t get dry.
- Immediately sprinkle glitter all over the jar, working in small sections.
- Turn the jar upside down (hold it by the rim) and leave to dry completely. I left mine for about 2 hours, I wanted to make sure I won’t mess up the glitter when I start decorating them with ribbon and twine.
- Please note some of the glitter will shake off; that’s ok as long as you covered the whole jar in glitter and no empty spots are left.
- Cut burlap ribbon long enough to go around the jar’s rim, fold in half then wrap some baker’s twine around it and make a knot.
- Insert a medium candle (long enough to hit just above the middle of the jar) and light it up.
- Now you’re ready to display your gorgeous DIY jar luminaries around the house or in your garden!