Frosted Mason Jar Votives

My Christmas home tour is next Wednesday and I’m hoping to finish up my decorating this weekend. It always takes longer than I think, as I move from room to room and see projects needing completion. At the last minute I decided to make Frosted Mason Jar Votives for my stairway. It’s become a tradition now to line my staircase with some type of candle.

The frosted votives are so easy to make and don’t take much time either.

Frosted Mason Jar Votives

 

Start with small mason jars, or any other small glass will do. I had extra Ball jars that I didn’t use for canning this year and grabbed them out of my kitchen cupboard.

How to make frosted mason jar votives

 

After wiping off the surface, I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the outside of the jar. I didn’t cover the entire jar; I coated them about three-fourths of the way up.

How to make frosted mason jar votives

 

Once the sides of the jar are covered in glue, simply shake glitter onto the jars.

How to make frosted mason jar votives

 

Next, tie a pretty ribbon around the top of each one, securing it with a bow. You could leave your frosted mason jar votives like this, if you like a simpler look.

How to make frosted mason jar votives

 

Embellish the frosted mason jar votives with a holiday sprig. I simply tucked the stem under the ribbon. I clip small pieces of greenery from a larger stem or floral spray. It’s cheaper than buying smaller, individual stems.

Frosted Mason Jar Votives. Quick and Easy to Make.

 

Tuck a small LED-light tea light inside the mason jars. You could use real candles, too. But then you have to clean the wax out of the jars.

Frosted Mason Jar Votives. Quick and Easy to Make.

 

Half of my frosted mason jar votives have gold ribbon.

Frosted Mason Jar Votives. Quick and Easy to Make.

 

The other half wear pink ribbons. I’ve added a bit of pink into my Christmas decor this year, which you’ll see on Wednesday. I’m joining Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk again this year, which is always a lot of fun!

DIY Frosted Mason Jar Votives for Christmas

 

Once again, my stairway is lined with lights for the Christmas season. The lights cast such a cozy glow as the sun sets.

Stairway lined with mason jar votives for Christmas

 

There are so many ways you can use these. Place them in windows, on a mantel, or use them in a centerpiece.

Frosted Mason Jar Votives

Take a break from Christmas shopping and enjoy a little crafting. Kids will enjoy making these too!

 

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Comments

  1. These votives are beautiful Jennifer and so simple to make,I did see ones made with Epson Salts beautiful too however yours are easy to make thank you for sharig.

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I have some jars and was wondering about making candles and these are perfect. I am sorry about answering your questions it was a busy day. No i didn’t tie the bag, i just squeezed it shut a little. You do not have to brown the turkey, When it is done you just remove the paper bag and it is brown and juicy. Sometimes it will stick to the bag but it doesn’t hurt it. Hope this is helpful. I know it sounds crazy but it really works.

  3. Love these!!! They are so cozy and perfect for winter and Christmas.

    Blessings..
    Sherri

  4. Love these!! They are perfect for winter and Christmas. So cozy!

    Blessings…
    Sherri

  5. Mason jar is the coolest trend today. Love all these! Perfect for Christmas. 🙂

  6. Mason jar is the coolest trend today. Love all these! Perfect for the holidays. 🙂

  7. Could you tell me what type of glitter you used?

    Thanks,
    Leslie

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