Glass jar luminaries are beautiful and so simple to make.
These mason jar lights won’t blow out in the wind the way traditional bag luminaries will. The ones I made use washi tape to create the designs simply and easily. Washi tape is non-permanent so you can change out the design in a new season.
You can watch the video and then read the directions below.
You’ll Need These Supplies For Your Glass Jar Light:
- 32 Oz. Legacy Canning Jar
- Glass Marbles
- Washi Tape (in a variety of designs)
- Raffia or rustic twine
To Make a Glass Jar Luminary:
1. Gather all your supplies. I actually ran out of marbles and had to go back to the store. Not fun.
2. Apply the washi tape to your mason jar to give it a translucent look once lit.
3. You can use a variety of designs based on the season. I used coordinating colors but contrasting patterns.
4. Put enough marbles in the jar to form a steady base for your candle, and raise the candle high enough to light without making it too high so it’s easy to blow out.
5. Add your candle. You’ll need a long-stem match or fire starter to get it lit without burning your fingers.
I tied mine with some twine to give them a rustic look and feel. I also put the ring back onto the Legacy canning jar to give it a finished look, but took the lid out so the candle would get enough air. These will be perfect for Halloween luminaries to go on the steps of the porch, or a charming Thanksgiving centerpiece on table or mantle.