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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.  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



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  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: 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! 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!

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