DIY Frosted Mason Jar Luminary

12-11-2017 9-30-12 AM


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Look how fun and Christmassy this little mason jar luminary looks!   The cold frosty outer appearance, and the warm glow coming from within is so inviting.  I think the best part about it all is that it’s such a fast and easy project to do…definitely a must for anyone wanting that extra little holiday pizazz!


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors


(You’ll also need a little sprig of holly to hot glue onto the neck of the mason jar and also some jute string)

  • Epsom salts
  • Mason Jar
  • Modge Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Clear coat (I’ve used matte or glossy and it all turns out the same)



Paint a light coat of Modge Podge onto the mason jar with the paintbrush


Sprinkle with Epson salts



Flip the jar upside down and dip the top ridge of the jar into some more Modge Podge


Then dip back into the Epson salts



This leaves the top ridge with a nice layer of frost


I like to stick my jars upside down on a post to let them dry


When dry, I then add two or three layers of clear coat.  Doing this keeps the Epson salts from shedding…but it also takes a little of the sparkle away, so you can decide what you prefer doing.


Wrap some jute string a few times around the neck of the jar and tie in a knot


With my hot glue gun, I added a little sprig of pine with some Christmas balls to add color



12-11-2017 9-33-19 AM

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