Nov 29

Christmas Candle Jars




One more day of this week’s obsession with Mason Jars…well at least for now!  Sure there will be more in the future!

These Candle Jars would look great on a mantle, table or lining the walkway and steps to the house…



Large Mason Jars, Epsom Salts, Small ornaments or decorations, White votives or taper candles, Ribbon

Fill the jars about a third of the way with the Epsom salts and place the candles down in the center.

Add some small ornaments or decorations.

Finish off with a ribbon on the lid.  I would have liked to spray paint the lids silver to match my colors…but didn’t have any the day I wanted to do this.

Do you love Mason Jars as much as I do?  What do you use them for?  Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear!!

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Nov 28

Glowing Snow Jars




I really like how this project turned out, but I need some more practice with spray paint.  Sometimes I want a nice smooth finish and it seems I paint too much or too little, it ends up running or looking spotty.  So if you have some great spray paint tips for me, PLEASE let me know! :-)

But all in all, I liked this idea and had to share!



4 mason Jars, spray paint (white or light blue), vinyl letter stickers, snowflake stickers

Spell out SNOW on the jars with the letter stickers.  Place the snowflake stickers around the letters.

Head outside to spray paint the jars!

When the jars are dry, peel off the letters and snowflakes.  Seal the paint with Mod Podge, if you like.

Place candles or battery operated votives inside.  Fun and festive!

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Nov 27

Christmas Jar Vase









It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And I love it!  This is my family’s favorite time of the year. In fact, I think my husband gets more excited about it than my three boys!  He just loves the warm, cozy feel of the lights and decorations and sitting by a crackling fire…me too!

So, some Christmas vases for you today!


Mason Jars, green and red acrylic paint, circle cutter and white cardstock, Sparkle Mod Podge, paintbrush, ribbon

Fill the bottom of each jar with paint and shake until the whole jar is covered.

Flip the jars upside down for about 15-30 minutes so the extra paint can drain out.

Cut out the white circles to make polka-dots on the vases. Glue those on with the Sparkle Mod Podge and paint over the entire jar.  I painted two coats to make it really sparkle.

Let dry and add ribbon to the jar lids to finish it off.

A whimsical way to display your holiday flowers or small pine boughs!

I hope your Christmas season, so far, is merry and bright!

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Nov 26

Photo Jar Display








Another simple use of Mason Jars…a fun way to display photos for the holidays or anytime of the year!


Mason Jars, favorite photos, ribbon

Hardly any directions…just choose a few favorite photos.  Cut them to the size of your Mason Jars.  Decorate the lid with a holiday or themed ribbon.  Fun to display just about anywhere!

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Nov 25

Cinnamon Pinecone Jar




I have completely fallen in love with the versatility of Mason Jars and needed show them a little attention this week!  I have 5 projects for you that are very simple holiday decorating ideas.  Share the love!  Today’s project is a beautiful display of light with a gentle scent of cinnamon…


Short strand of Christmas light, cinnamon scented pinecones, large Mason Jar

Start by placing the end of the light strand into the jar.  Add a few of the pinecones.  Alternate putting in the pinecones and light strand.

Continue until the jar is full.  The warmth from the lights will bring out the cinnamon scent of the pinecones.  I love the warm and cozy Christmas feel…

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