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!

Tools:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Supplies:

(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)

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

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Sprinkle with Epson salts

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

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Then dip back into the Epson salts

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This leaves the top ridge with a nice layer of frost

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

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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.

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

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

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Beautiful!!!

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