Whimsical DIY Mason Jar Luminaries will light up any indoor or outdoor space. If you are looking for a quick and easy craft to spruce up the patio, look no further. You may even have all of the materials for this outdoor garden craft, and if not, your local dollar tree will have everything you need.
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What is a luminary?
A luminary is a light or group of lights that can enhance any occasion in which multiple lights will guide, celebrate or beautify. They are beautiful to look at and easy to make.
Luminary or luminaria means “festival light” in Spanish.
When it comes to decorating my back porch in the summer months, I am always looking for a few must-have items. If we can DIY it or make it ourselves for less, even better. That is why these Whimsical DIY Mason Jar Luminaries are perfect for our back porch or any indoor or outdoor space. When they are lit up, they shimmer and shine from the colorful glass gemstones.
With the right gems, you can make this quick & easy DIY garden craft look like something from an expensive catalog. It will be our little secret on how EASY and cost-effective it is to make. Here is what you will need.
Mason Jar Monthly Craft Challenge!
This post is part of the Monthly Mason Jar Craft Challenge. At the end of this post, you will see all four fabulous mason jar craft projects. Take a minute to visit each one, I am sure you will find great inspiration in each one of the beautiful projects.
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Supplies You Need To Make A Mason Jar Luminary:
- Mason Jars
- Glass Gemstones in your favorite color (I chose purple and sea blue)
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Electric Candle or Glow Sticks
- E6000 Glue (See notes at the end of the tutorial)
How to assemble A Mason Jar Luminary
Start with a clean mason jar with a smooth finish (I found them at the Dollar Tree). Starting from the bottom glue a row of glass gemstones all the way around.
When starting the next row, and all others after the first one, you want to stagger the glass gemstones between 2 from the previous row as shown in the picture below. As a result, this will make the application of the beads go on smooth and they will fit much nicer when they are nestled between 2 others in the row below.
Continue adding the stones one row at a time, until your entire mason jar is covered. Insert an electric candle or a few glow sticks to complete the luminary.
That is all there is to it. Because they were so simple, I had 2 of them put together in less than an hour. The glass stones come in every color imaginable so you can customize these great luminaries to match any decor.
Note: Using hot glue is not a permanent solution, and it may melt if left out in the sun. For a more permanent solution, attach the gemstones with E6000 glue.
Recycle Glass Jars To Make A Luminary
You can add this effect to any glass jar you may have. Just make sure the glass is clean and free of any labels. Check out my post on How to Remove Labels From Glass Bottles Easily!
As promised, here are FOUR beautiful mason jar crafts for this months challenge. I hope you enjoy them and find lots of inspiration to create your own projects.
Mosquito Repellent Mason Jar Hack from Our Crafty Mom • Mason Jar Organization for your Craft Room from Creative Ramblings • Whimsical DIY Mason Jar Luminaries from Daily DIY Life • How To Create Hanging Mason Jar Fairy Lights from Michelle James Designs
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