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Frosted Mason Jar Patriotic Luminaries

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Celebrate America all summer long with these DIY Frosted Mason Jar Patriotic Luminaries in your outdoor decor. 

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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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Supplies for frosted Patriotic Mason jar luminary


This is a budget-friendly Mason jar craft that only requires a few simple supplies.

Optional Supplies

  • Red and White bakers twine
  • Jar Rings painted in contrasting color
  • Spray paint for jar rings


Step 1


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.

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Step 2

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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

    1. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

    1. 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?

  8. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

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