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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How to make Easy Mason Jar Luminaries

 These DIY Christmas Mason Jar luminaries are gorgeous for Christmas decorating and always catch everyone's eye. 

  Learn how to make these inexpensive mason jar luminaries in these 3 easy steps. 

Also, this is a much safer way to have luminaries without the fear of starting a fire with those paper bag luminaries.

Ingredients needed

Mason Jars
 (sizes and quantities vary)
Epsom Salt
Votive candles

I have just recently discovered using Epsom salt for faux snow. How clever is this and the price is right?

Pour the Epsom salt in the bottom of the jars (depth is up to you, just eyeball it), place a votive candle in the center of the Epsom salt. 

Leave the lids off but the lids can be screwed on if holes are punched in the top.  

These Mason Jar luminaries are safer than paper sack luminaries and are very inexpensive and can even be used inside. 

Light your candles and enjoy!

Other Christmas Posts You might enjoy:

Christmas Wine Cork Wreath

Life of Jesus Bracelet

Candy Cane Chewy Cookies



  1. This is a real neat idea. There is a community in North Carolina called Dillsboro (Near Cherokee) that lines the street with the paper bag luminaries and it looks so beautiful. The Epsom salt idea for snow is a neat idea, too. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for sharing and have a happy WW!

  2. lovely to look at. going to get out the Epson salts now!

  3. Evelyn, these are so pretty!!! I totally agree, so much safer (and more beautiful!) then the paper bag luminaries. Thanks for the lovely inspiration and hope you have a happy Thursday! Hugs!

  4. Such a pretty touch! I love candles, and I love the idea of lighting our walkway with these luminaries. We've got lots of snow to prop up the jars! Thanks for the great idea. :-)

  5. Thank you so much for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat Link Party this week on The Best Blog Recipes! Wanted to stop by and “Pin” your post to our Link Party Boards (Recipes or Crafts) while I was here !

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  6. This is so lovely on a Christmas-y night! What a lovely way to greet visitors.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  7. simple and beautiful, love it. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ♥

  8. I love this! So adorable! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  9. We've been using canning jars for luminaries for about 17 years. We have used sand in our jars, but I like the Epsom salt idea...more wintery looking!

  10. These are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  11. How beautiful. Wind-proof! Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend?


  12. These are so pretty. I have a friend who loves mason jar crafts; I'll have to show her this. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))