Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

Irony: a state of affairs that seems deliberately contrary to what one would expect.

I love it.  Irony, that is.  And not just because I’m a former English teacher… because it’s like a little surprise, just waiting to entertain you.  And that’s how I felt – thoroughly entertained – when I was playing with these mason jar luminaries that are simply perfect for the holidays.

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

I won’t bore you with instructions.  You can see what I did.  The baker’s twine came from Target’s dollar spot, and the greenery was trimmed from a swag (no one will ever notice the missing corner, right? 😉 ).

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

I will direct you to my painting mason jars tutorial, if you’re interested.  You can see that here.

Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries (glass dresser)

But where lies the irony?

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

I have found a central use for these little canning jars in my decor every season this year: spring, summer

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

except fall.

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

And no, it’s not because I was busy using them all fall in my kitchen to make jam.

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

I’m not sure why I find these trendy little jars so adorable, but I do.  And after I put them together, I realized that they worked in almost every room of my house…

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

Adding their warm little glow…

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

So I kept moving them around.  And I couldn’t resist taking pictures for you; hopefully at least one of these ideas will inspire you.

Mason jar luminaries - adorable and easy Christmas decor via maisondepax.com #diy #holiday #decoration

And then you can come back next week for my full tour to see where they ended up.  :)

Where would you put them?

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Comments

  1. They are so cute Rachel, I love the classic Christmas colors! I’d probably use them as part of a centerpiece on the coffee table in my bonus room… Maybe inside the opening of a wreath laid flat.

  2. Love the mason jars Rachel and the many ways you are using them for the holidays…

  3. Love these. I have six small children, so I was wondering whether you have real candles inside or battery operated ones? Would both work? Thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Great question, Kim! I have little battery operated LED candles… because my three little ones make real ones a safety hazard, too. :)

  4. what type of paint did you use….one specifically for glass, flat???????

    thanks

  5. Pat Rovey says:

    Inspiring variety of ideas to use these Mason jars. Thanks for all the pictures & tips.

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