Frosted Mason Jar Patriotic Luminaries
Celebrate America all summer long with these DIY Frosted Mason Jar Patriotic Luminaries in your outdoor decor.
Mason Jar crafts are always a fun and frugal way to add seasonal decor to the home. These Patriotic Luminaries create a striking glow of light on the porch or deck on a summer evening. They are great for mantle decor indoors also.
Do you decorate your home with Patriotic decor during the summer season? I love to show my American pride by decorating with red, white, and blue with a few flags sprinkled around here and there.
Making these fun Mason jar lights for a tranquil glow is super easy and only takes a few minutes. You could line a porch rail with these. Make plenty to use as a centerpiece on party tables.
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This is a budget-friendly Mason jar craft that only requires a few simple supplies.
- Wide mouth Mason Jar(s) or glass jars such as pasta sauce or mayonnaise
- Epsom salts
- Mod Podge
- Small American Flag (4″x6″) 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 as I did.
Begin by applying Mod Podge in small sections on the jar. Then carefully place the flag onto the glue. 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 the surface of the flag as a sealer. Mine has 3 coats.
How to Frost the Jar
Frosting the back of these Mason Jar luminaries creates a nice glow when the candle is burning. Without the frost, the light tends to escape.
Use a small box to containerize the Epsom Salts as shown.
First, apply the Mod Podge to the area you want to frost. Mod Podge dries quickly so you must WORK FAST.
Then sprinkle Epsom Salts into the wet glue. Keep sprinkling until you have the jar covered to your liking.
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.
That’s it! Wasn’t that easy? What a cool trick for frosting glass jars too!
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Shirley, these jars are perfect for patriotic celebrations. Mod Podge is great to work with. I’d love to have you share this and any of your patriotic posts with us at our Celebrate the USA Party.
Thanks for the invitation Beverly. I’m on the way to your party now.
Oh these do look patriotic but I’m sure they would be great ideas for any function or theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Over the Moon.
What a great project. I am pinning this to show to my daughter! These turned out so neat. Thank you for sharing. I’m glad I found you at #OverTheMoon.
I love working with mason jars! So cute!
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
That is so cool Shirley. I like your method of making them, too. Seems so easy. Very patriotic!!
Oh my goodness, these are cute! Just in time for the 4th, too! Thank you for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!
Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board
How cute is this?! They look pretty day and night. Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!
Thanks for linking up over at the Creative Inspiration Link Party!
I love these jars, Shirley! They are adorable and at first glance I thought you had painted the flag on and I was like, “Oh, no, I’m not that good!” Then when I saw how you did it, I was so impressed. I’ll be copying this one for sure! So patriotic!
These jars are awesome. You’re featured this week at Funtastic Friday. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us. Hope you join us again this week.
Thank you so much! I’m heading over to the party right now. Thanks for the party!
I’m hopping over from Friendship Friday. It was nice to visit you this morning. Friendship Friday pointed me to your site when I caught a glimpse of today’s post. I couldn’t resist knowing more. Any who, I’m glad that I found you. What a cool idea! I have not anything like this, but I would like to give it a try. I definitely will share this with friends and I will save the link so that I can refer back to your patriotic DIY project. I invite you to stop by anytime to see what’s going on with Curious as a Cathy, but today you have a chance to read Meet my grandparents Part III #FlashbackFriday Have a funtastic day!
Cathy, thanks for popping over from Friendship Friday. I’ll be heading over to your blog shortly. Thanks for those kind words. I’m so glad you like the project. You can do it too!
Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend!
Very cute idea. Perfect for summer. Pinned. Stopping by from Submarine Sunday (on Monday).
Kimberlee, thank you so much for stopping by. I very much appreciate the Pin. I hope you get to make some.
How cool!!! I thought you used tape, or painted it!! Who knew it could be even easier with mod podge? I love !! Pinning this one!
These are beautiful. Did you get the small flags at the dollar store? I’ve been looking for these all over and can’t find them.
Thanks Erlene. I’ve actually had those small flags for several years. I bought them on vacation at the 4th of July in Myrtle Beach. I think I got the Roses. There were 3 in the package. Do you guys have a Roses store?
No, never heard of a Roses store.
These are so adorable!! I would have never guessed that you used Epsom salt to frost them either….very creative! 🙂
I really love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Brag About It!
How colourful and what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom!
I absolutely love these!
Oh Shirley, these are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how they glow!
These are so adorable Shirley!! Would you believe I have never used Mod Podge before? I so need to get on this bandwagon. It may just be my new obsession!
Amanda, I am in good company and I love that. Girl, go get you some Mod Podge! Use a coupon at either Michael’s or Hobby Lobby so you don’t have to pay full price. Then have some fun!
These are super cute. I have never used mod podge before either
Thanks for the step by step
Mary, I would encourage you to give Mod Podge a try especially since you do a lot of furniture makeovers. You’d probably really enjoy it.
Oh, Mod Podge is fun! These are so cute. I love the patriotism.
Mary I have gone Mod Podge crazy. I have to put it away and move on to something else so my fingers can get a break from being glued together! Thanks.
Thank you Melinda. I’m loving it…maybe a little too much but it’s been fun to learn something new.