DIY glitter mason jar luminary. A red chalky finish painted mason jar covered in white glitter to create a faux snowy finish.
Hi crafty friends! Are you anxiously counting down the days til’ Christmas? My kids are counting down the days until Thursday – their minimum day that officially begins their holiday break. To be honest I can’t wait for their break to begin either. I love having them home and this year we have a list of activities and day trips we’d like to cross off over the next few weeks. I’ve mentioned over their summer vacation that sometimes I have trouble keeping them entertained during their breaks and I try find small projects for them to work on. This time around we made a list of craft projects and recipes to make that will keep them busy. Of course we have a lot of movie watching and all-day pajama wearing days on that list as well. ;) My daughter also insists we stock our craft bin this weekend to have supplies ready for all her crafty ideas. I’m sure I’ve talked about it on the blog before but if not it’s this bin we keep stocked regularly with ordinary craft supplies like pipe cleaners, stickers, glitter glue, foam craft kits, jewelry making supplies and more. It becomes a lifesaver when I’m busy working on projects or cleaning and I hear those infamous words – “Mom, I’m bored.” Therefore we’ll be making a Michaels haul this Friday and hopefully find a great selection of craft kits left from their holiday sales. While the kids plan out their crafts for the next few weeks, today I’d like to share a quick holiday candle craft I made with a mason jar, chalky finish paint and glitter.
This mason jar craft was inspired by a combination of our 4th of July glitter candles and this snowy mason jar I made for the DecoArt blog last year. Head on over there for a peek at my favorite thing to use to create a snowy look. Here’s how to make a painted glitter version of both of those projects!
mason jar (you can buy individual jars at Michaels)
Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Romance (Michaels)
Americana decoupage glue
iridescent glitter (found at Michaels in their kid’s craft aisle)
2 foam brushes
Step one: paint a thin layer of chalky finish paint onto the mason jar. I wanted the tea light to illuminate through the jar, therefore left the paint to dry after only one coat.
Step two: after paint is completely dry, apply a layer of decoupage around the jar.
Step three: glitter with iridescent glitter and allow to dry overnight. Finish with faux greenery and a bell tied on with bakers twine.
This mason jar luminary will be duplicated and adorn our Christmas table next week. I love the glitter on top of the chalky paint. This project can be made with any chalky paint color for weddings, parties, and even made into flower vases.
This is sponsored post written on behalf of DecoArt and Michaels.