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Mason Jar Candle Holder Perfect for Fall


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A mason jar candle holder will be a great addition to your home this fall. Yes, I am already thinking of autumn and leaves. This fall jar luminary is fitting in perfectly around here. The weather seems to be so cool around here lately that visions of red, gold, and orange are all I can think about. Grab a mason jar, old pickle jar, or any other glass container you can find to upcycle into this luminary. A few glass paints were all I needed to make this craft. I am displaying it with my monk’s cloth pumpkins but you can add anything you want to this gorgeous autumn craft.

This was originally posted on August 14, 2013, however, I am reposting with more information.

fall mason jar

Mason Jar Candle Holder

This project is a unique way to use your Cricut machine as you are using the vinyl as a paint mask. That means it is perfect for vinyl scraps or even a sheet of vinyl where you don’t like the color. Use up those pieces from your craft room and make something amazing with the instructions below.

Supplies needed:

glass paints sitting on a table

Fall Jar Candle Holder Instructions:

1. Start any glass project by cleaning your surface really well. I use rubbing alcohol to wipe down my surfaces. Then adhere the vinyl leaves to your jar. I used gold vinyl cut on my Cricut just because that is what I had on hand. The vinyl is for masking only and will be removed later. Apply a variety of leaf shapes and sizes to the jar randomly. Press the edges of each one firmly to make sure they have adhered.

adding vinyl as a paint masking to a mason jar

2. Paint the entire jar with metallic gold paint. I used 3 coats on my jar allowing the paint to dry completely in between coats. After your final coat has dried, cut around each leaf with a craft knife then pull to remove the masking. It is very important to cut around the outside of each one to keep from damaging the paint at this point.

removing vinyl masking from a glass mason jar

3. Trace each leave with the 3D glass writer. The leaf on the left below has just been traced and the paint is still wet while the one on the right has been traced, painted, and is completely dry. You can see the difference in color from wet to dry in this picture.

painting around masked areas with black leading

4. After the black writer has dried, apply the transparent glass paint to each leaf. I randomly chose red, orange, and yellow paint for my leaves.

using stained glass paints on a mason jar

5. Allow your entire project to dry completely. Bake according to the package directions. Add any candle to the inside of your luminary and you are ready to light up your home. I used a battery-powered candle on the inside of my jar. I also tied some twine around the top, however, that is optional.

mason jar candle holder

This is a lovely way to bring fall into your home. The light shines through each leaf and seems to cast a fall glow on the surroundings. I hope you enjoy this fall jar luminary craft as much as I do.

fall leaves mason jar

So, grab your supplies and make your own leaf mason jar today! You are going to love the results!

fall mason jar

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Want to print the instructions for this fall jar? Try the card below!
mason jar candle holder

Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Fall Leaf Mason Jar

Make this fall candle holder from a mason jar and some craft paint.

Supplies

  • Jar I used a large pickle jar but you could use any glass container available to you. (Click here for tips on how to remove those sticky labels from recycled jars.)DecoArt glass paints in the following:
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallic Paint in Glorious Gold
  • 3D Gloss Enamels Transparent Glass Writer in Black
  • Crystal Gloss Enamels Transparent Glass Paint in Orange, Yellow, and Red.
  • Vinyl shapes for masking I used my Cricut to cut some leaf shapes in various sizes.

Instructions

  • Start any glass project by cleaning your surface really well. I use rubbing alcohol to wipe down my surfaces. Then adhere the vinyl leaves to your jar. I used gold vinyl cut on my Cricut just because that is what I had on hand.  The vinyl is for masking only and will be removed later. Apply a variety of leaf shapes and sizes to the jar randomly. Press the edges of each one firmly to make sure they have adhered.

  • Paint the entire jar with the metallic gold paint. I used 3 coats on my jar allowing the paint to dry completely in between coats. After your final coat has dried, cut around each leaf with a craft knife then pull to remove the masking. It is very important to cut around the outside of each one to keep from damaging the paint at this point.

  • Trace each leave with the 3D glass writer.

  • After the black writer has dried, apply the transparent glass paint into each leaf. I randomly chose red, orange, and yellow paint for my leaves.

  • Allow your entire project to dry completely. Bake according to the package directions. Add any candle to the inside of your luminary and you are ready to light up your home. I used a battery-powered candle on the inside of my jar.

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