Celebrate America all summer long with your DIY Frosted Mason Jar Patriotic Luminaries.
I’ve been having some fun learning to use Mod Podge. I won’t tell you how many items I’ve Mod Podged lately while practicing but you can expect to see at least two more of those projects this summer.
Let’s have some summer fun by celebrating America with this cool Mason Jar/Mod Podge project. If you have children home for the summer, this is a good project for them too. It’s a good art project to reinforce a history lesson for homeschoolers too.
This is a budget friendly project!
- Mason Jar(s) or glass jar such as pasta sauce or mayonnaise
- Epsom salts
- Mod Podge
- Small American Flag or the flag for your country
- Small brush for applying Mod podge
- Red and White bakers twine
- Jar Rings painted in contrasting color
- Spray paint for jar rings
Apply the flag before frosting the jar.
Remove the flag by pulling out the staples gently if you purchased one on a small stick like I did.
Begin by applying Mod Podge in small sections and placing the flag onto the Mod Podged area.
Continue applying and smoothing down the flag into the glue until you have the flag completely glued down.
Follow the instructions for drying time on the Mod Podge container which is generally 15 to 20 minutes between coats. Apply several coats of Mod Podge to seal and assure adherence of the flag. Mine have 3 coats.
Frost the jar
Use a small box to containerize the Epsom Salts as shown in photo below
First, apply the Mod Podge to the area you want to frost. Mod Podge dries quickly so you must WORK FAST. I was brave and applied the Mod Podge to the entire area at one time!
Then start applying the Epsom Salts.
You could roll the jar in the Epsom Salts but that would leave a little glue in the unused portion of the salts so I sprinkled it on gently. Just hold the jar carefully over the box of salts and sprinkle until you have enough.
You can actually achieve a frosted effect by coating the entire jar with Mod Podge and allowing it to dry.
I spray painted the jar rings red for some added pop. If I’d had white spray paint, I can’t help but wonder if I would have liked that better.
I also wound the red and white bakers twine around the jar neck three times and tied it off.
Finally, I tied all of the ends in knots for a finishing touch.
By frosting the back of the jar, it allows the light to shine through the flag on the front of the jar better. At least that is what I was going for!
I’m ready to do some more Mod Podge projects! I found such a cool Mod Podged piece of furniture while out antiquing recently. It’s on my Instagram, you can see it HERE. We just happen to have a very old chest of drawers waiting on a make over, it may just be a good piece for a Mod Podge project!
Pin This Project HERE
I hope you have found a project to do to Celebrate your Patriotism this summer!