Country living, DIY, & a Dash of Fun!

DIY Frosted Mason Jar Luminary

DIY Frosted Mason Jar Luminary

Look how fun and Christ-massy this little mason jar luminary looks!   The cold frosty outer appearance, and the warm glow coming from within is so inviting. This beautiful luminary is adorned with teeny tiny Christmas ornamenta and sprigs of pine, and is wrapped and tied with jute twine to finish it off.  It has such an old fashioned, nostalgic glow about it, don’t you think? The best part about this lovely luminary is that it’s such a fast and easy project to do…definitely a must for anyone wanting that extra little holiday pizazz!


DIY Frosted Mason Jar Luminary Tutorial:


  • 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)


Applying the Epsom Salts:

First, gather your jar, brush and Modge Podge.

Next, paint a light coat of Modge Podge onto the mason jar with the paintbrush

Now, before it dries, sprinkle the wet jar with Epson salts.

When you are done coating the sides of the jar, flip the jar upside down and dip the top ridge of the jar into some more Modge Podge.

Now, dip it again into the Epson salts to give it a good coating!

Coating and dipping it twice 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.

Sealing your Luminary:

When your jar is thoroughly dry, 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.

Embellishing your Luminary:

First, wrap some jute string a few times around the neck of the jar and tie it in a knot.

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

Isn’t it beautiful?  Now it’s your turn!

Thank you for visiting me today!  I love to hear from you!

DIY Frosted Mason Jar Luminary

Sharing at these great link parties:

Busy Monday – Inspire Me Tuesday – The Hearth & SoulMetamorphosis MondayAll About HomeFollow the Yellow Brick Home – You’re the StarInspire Me MondayLittle Cottage Link PartyInspire Me MondayWonderful WednesdayCreative Muster PartyWow Me WednesdayYour Whims WednesdayTuesday Turn AboutHomestead Blog HopTuesdays with a Twist – Charming Homes & Gardens – Share Your StyleTo Grandma’s House We GoVintage Charm Party

More great link parties I’m sharing at:

Thinking Out Loud Thursday _ Waste Not WednesdayParty in Your PJsThursday Favorite ThingsGrace at HomeKeep in TouchFriday FavoritesFuntastic FridayFuntastic Friday – Friday at the Fire Station – Flaunt it FridayHappy Pink SaturdaySaturday SparksCreate, Bake, Grow & GatherA Morning Cup of Joe!Farmhouse FridayHappiness is HomemadeSilver Pennies SundaySnickerdoodle Create Bake MakeOver the MoonInspire Me MondayLove Your Creativity


November Highlights


DIY Christmas Jar Diorama


  1. Tiffany,
    I love these mason jar luminaries. So cute. Please stop by Over The Moon Linky party since your are being featured.
    Have a wonderful day.

  2. I love these jars, can’t wait to try it out myself. Thanks for the clear instructions.

  3. It turned out so pretty! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-pretty-monday-week-279/ Have a beautiful week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. Great project. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

    • Tee

      I’m glad you liked it Virginia! It is an easy one for sure!

      • Sharon

        Will the epsom salts dissolve if the luminaries are outside in the rain? Will the clearcoat prevent that?

        • Tee

          That’s good question, Sharon! Yes, I would think the salt granules would dissolve if they got wet. I keep my luminaries under a covered porch which keeps them dry. I would first test one out before I put a lot of time into making a lot of them, if you wanted to try sealing it to see if it will hold up. Let me know, if you do! Thank you for visiting!

  5. Lovely project that will be pretty all winter! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  6. Anne

    These are adorable! I’m going to make some this season!

  7. That turned out great, I love using canning jars for decoration! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 19.

  8. This is so pretty and I think I have all of the things needed!

  9. I love these illuminary jars. Just adorable. Thank you for sharing at #omhgww

  10. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 37 for Christmas Trees and Light Displays from my previous linkup for Christmas Crafts and Decor.

  11. Joanne

    These are so pretty! We made something very similar one year and we just love them; though I really wish I had though to put some sort of clear coat over them as we do find little bits of salt here and there. Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

    • Tee

      Thank you, Joanne! I would be interested to know if the clear coat would help keep the little bits on it and still look frosty.

  12. This is such a great DIY. LOVE it!! I’ll be featuring your luminaries at All About Home this evening. Thanks so much for joining in. Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas Season!

  13. Your frosted mason jar luminary is so pretty Tiffany. I’d love to see a line of these right up the centre of my dining room Christmas table.
    Thank you for sharing your project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow’s party (it’s a day early this week) and pinning too.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,

    • Tee

      Thank you so much, Karryanne! I really appreciate the feature! I’m tickled you like it. Thanks for visiting today!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén