My Christmas home tour is next Wednesday and I’m hoping to finish up my decorating this weekend. It always takes longer than I think, as I move from room to room and see projects needing completion. At the last minute I decided to make Frosted Mason Jar Votives for my stairway. It’s become a tradition now to line my staircase with some type of candle.
The frosted votives are so easy to make and don’t take much time either.
Start with small mason jars, or any other small glass will do. I had extra Ball jars that I didn’t use for canning this year and grabbed them out of my kitchen cupboard.
After wiping off the surface, I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the outside of the jar. I didn’t cover the entire jar; I coated them about three-fourths of the way up.
Once the sides of the jar are covered in glue, simply shake glitter onto the jars.
Next, tie a pretty ribbon around the top of each one, securing it with a bow. You could leave your frosted mason jar votives like this, if you like a simpler look.
Embellish the frosted mason jar votives with a holiday sprig. I simply tucked the stem under the ribbon. I clip small pieces of greenery from a larger stem or floral spray. It’s cheaper than buying smaller, individual stems.
Tuck a small LED-light tea light inside the mason jars. You could use real candles, too. But then you have to clean the wax out of the jars.
Half of my frosted mason jar votives have gold ribbon.
The other half wear pink ribbons. I’ve added a bit of pink into my Christmas decor this year, which you’ll see on Wednesday. I’m joining Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk again this year, which is always a lot of fun!
Once again, my stairway is lined with lights for the Christmas season. The lights cast such a cozy glow as the sun sets.
There are so many ways you can use these. Place them in windows, on a mantel, or use them in a centerpiece.
Take a break from Christmas shopping and enjoy a little crafting. Kids will enjoy making these too!