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
(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
- 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!
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DIY Frosted Mason Jar Luminary
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