How to Make Mason Jar Luminaries

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

It feels like Summer outside and to me that means get togethers, bon fires and swimming. I absolutely love having fiends and family over for late night cook outs and sitting around the bon fire making yummy S’mores and I know my family does too. Summer is a time where we can forget a little about a strict bedtime and focus more on just having fun and spending a lot of time together.

I like to stock my cabinet and fridge with items for a cook out like brats, buns, chips and fruit just in case we have friends and family stop by or just for us on a busy weeknight.

I also can’t go without making my outdoor tabletop looking somewhat like I planned ahead by having a few fun tablecloths, cute napkins, brightly colored outdoor cups and plates and of course a few handmade items like my Mason Jar Luminaries. I always receive so many compliments when I put these out, they’re colorful and look beautiful when lit.

How to Make Mason Jar Luminaries:

Materials:

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

  • short mason jar
  • handkerchief
  • Mod Podge
  • paint brush
  • battery powered tea lights
  • Mason jar wire handles

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

 

Carefully cut your handkerchiefs into 2 x 4 1/2″ strips.

Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to your Mason jar and carefully stick the handkerchief strips vertically onto the Mason jar right under the rim.

Apply another layer of Mod Podge over the already applied handkerchief strips to smooth out the fabric.

 

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the jar is covered in handkerchief strips.

Let your Mason Jar Luminary dry.

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

Wrap and tie a black and white piece of twine around the rim to cover any rough edges.

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

Place your battery operated candle inside, place the wire handle around the rim and press the on button on your candle.

Our Mason Jar Luminaries are a great addition to any outdoor cook out.

You can place these on the table for decoration, down the sidewalk or carry it around with your for extra light.

 You can find other handkerchiefs like the one I used, here:

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