DIY Glitter Mason Jars

05 December 2013

If you're like me and the only thing you know about arts and crafts is how to glue macaroni around a smiley face on a piece of paper, well then this post is definitely for you.  I'm dead serious when I say I'm not the creative "do it yourself" type of person, but I feel like now, maybe I shouldn't have been so hard on myself.  

The name of this post should have actually been:  I CAN'T BELIEVE I MADE THIS MYSELF, YOU GUYS!  And yes, the caps locks are definitely necessary because that's how excited I feel when I look at the picture below and realize that I did it all. by. myself.  Okay, and maybe with a little help from pinterest, but still.  Please don't take this away from me.


A couple of weeks ago I was searching pinterest and I saw the idea of adding glitter and tea lights to mason jars and, since it didn't look too too difficult , I trotted off and picked up my supplies. I was home by myself last night and I figured that it was the perfect time to try and put my skills to the test.  So, that's exactly what I did.  

Here's what you'll need:
-Mason jars
-Glue
-Tea lights
-Glitter (I used silver)
-Small paint brush
- Optional: I had some ribbon left over from last year 
so I decided to see if I could put it to good use (and I did!!)


Lightly dip your paint brush in both water and glue, and then spread it all over the inside of the mason jar.  Sprinkle the glitter inside and, with the cover back on, shake the jar to spread the glitter consistently all over the inside. Add as much glitter as you want, depending on how transparent you want your jar.  I may have gotten a little carried away with the glitter because really, who doesn't love glitter? 

Wrap your ribbon around the top of the jar, wait for the inside to dry, and then add your tea light. Simple as that.

Okay, so here's where I really impressed myself. After looking at the pretty mason jars and realizing that they were actually worth displaying, I remembered that I had picked up a silver tray for $2 not that long ago, just hoping that I could find something to use it for.


But, that looked kind of boring with all of that silver going on, so then I had another "genius" idea of running to the dollar store to look for something to fancy it up. I found a teeny tiny wreath for a $1.50 so I picked up two- one with pine corns and one with cranberries and little silver balls. I then cut all of the pieces off and placed them around the plate, in between the jars.

And tadaaaaa...




And then I found the perfect home for these guys!




It really was that simple, so if I can do it, you can too.

And now I'm off to continue staring at my creation for the rest of the day.

I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I MADE THIS, YOU GUYS!
Caps lock still necessary. 

Ps:  I have another DIY project that I did last week that I'll be showing soon too- I was just too excited about this one I made last night that I wanted to show it off right away.

11 comments:

  1. So cute and sparkly! And seems easy enough that I could do this without needing a beer or five to get it done.

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  2. I love what you thought the title of this post should have been! These came out so great. I love the pictures too! Especially the one with the fireplace in the background.

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  3. That came out great!! I love the pine cones and berries. It really pulled it all together!

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  4. Oh my gosh... these really are SO pretty!! And I love what you did with the little tray. Ah! Totally putting this on my craft list!

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  5. Oh my gosh, those look so cute!! I love how the jars almost look like they came with the silver tray...what a perfect holiday project!

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  6. Look at you!!! Nicely done. They look really good. I am the same way NOT crafty Katie over here at all. I love your creation all put together. Looks like you bought it and paid good money for it. Nice work!!

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  7. They turned out seriously adorable!! Pinterest perfect photos - heck, how often does that happen?!

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  8. These are so lovely! I agree ^^^^ Pinterest perfect!!!!! xx

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  9. Oh this is such a great idea for the holidays and not expensive either!

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  10. Good job they are Cute! I love them! I have seen something similar to this, probably on Pinterest, before and have always wanted to try it out. You have inspired me to kick my booty and gear and begin crafting. Thanks girl! I'll have to pick up the rest of the materials and get to work.

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