Christmas DIY: Mason Jar Luminaries

A little bit of country and a little bit of glam surround the Mason Jar Luminaries created by Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky. This is an easy DIY that is sure to light up your Christmas holiday decor!

Christmas DIY: Mason Jar Luminaries | Modern Masters Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

  • Snowflake Metallic Paint
  • Mason Jars
  • Tea Lights
  • Fill for Jars (we used small jingle bells)
  • Sticky vinyl holiday patterns
  • Paint Brushes
  • Decorative Ribbon

Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries DIY by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paint

DIY Mason Jar Luminaries for the Christmas Holidays | How-to Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection

Apply removable holiday patterns on the mason jars. I chose to center them but you could also apply them randomly around the entire jar. I used free holiday vector art patterns found online and generated them on a Cricut.

DIY Christmas Luminaries with Mason Jars and Modern Masters Metallic Paint | How-to DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

After you have your designs on the jar, prime the jar with an acrylic glass primer – bonus points if it can closely match the tone of the Metallic Paint. Let dry. Then, brush on two coats of Snowflake Metallic Paint. Once dry, carefully remove the vinyl sticker patterns. Add your chosen fill inside the jar, tea lights, and decorative ribbon. Practice good fire safety rules when using the mason jar luminaries and enjoy your pretty project!

Christmas Luminaries DIY | How to by Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky using Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Mason Jar Holiday Luminaries | Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

The Mason Jar Luminaries Christmas DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.






24 thoughts on “Christmas DIY: Mason Jar Luminaries

  1. Not sure I understand. I thought you painted the inside first gold? No? Because that wouldn’t make the image clear. So bascially you didn’t do anything inside but put the light in it? Seed bead lights are cool also.

    • Hi, Emily! Sometimes it depends on environmental conditions and the type of material you are using. We have a few tips: a) ensuring that you are using an acrylic glass primer and letting it dry thoroughly, b) ensuring that the Metallic Paint also dries thoroughly, and c) if the design still lifts, taking a weeding tool (or even a thumbtack and/or a razor) and outlining the design a bit so it doesn’t pull completely. You may also want to experiment pulling the vinyl stencil off before the Metallic Paint itself dries. We hope these tips help! Please keep us posted on your project. 🙂

    • Hello, Bonnie! Recoat time is approximately 1/2 hour. Dry-to-touch time is approximately an hour. Lower temperature and/or higher humidity will lengthen the dry and cure times. Please let us know if we can help further!

    • Hi, Jacie! Debbie used free holiday vector art patterns found online and generated them on a Cricut. At this time of year, you can also find vinyl stickers for the holidays at your local craft store. We hope this helps!

    • Hi, Ms. Brown! Ideally, the vinyl stencils will be added to a smooth area on the jars where there are no raised areas or logos. Then, proceed with the DIY as the Metallic Paint will easily paint over the raised areas. We hope this helps!

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