Have I ever mentioned how much I love Pinterest??? Well, probably, considering that is what my whole blog is based on! Anyway, so I was looking around on Pinterest trying to find some fun Christmas crafts to try this year, and I found this cutie patootie and knew I had to try it. I got the idea for this mason jar candle from the following pin.
This pin links to a site that has some of the MOST adorable craft ideas ever! I definitely recommend checking it out if you love crafts as much as I do!
Alright, so I used the town template from that site, but everything else I did a little differently. On the site, it used paper, and I traced it onto the jar and painted it rather than attaching the paper. It also used spray snow, which looks awesome, but it comes off really easily, so I used a toothpick and some white paint to create a winter wonderland on the jar. Lastly, I coated the top of the mason jar with snow paint rather than using epsom salt. Basically, this craft is definitely not my own design, but I made enough changes to the materials used that I want to share with you all how I did it. I think it turned out super cute, and I love the Christmasy feel it gives to the room I have it displayed in!!!
SNOWY TOWN MASON JAR CHRISTMAS CANDLE
- Mason Jar
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Town template (you can find this on the site that the pin links to, or click here)
- Permanent black marker
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Paintbrush (one that is a good size for decent detail)
- White Acrylic Paint
- Snow Paint (you can get this at any craft store, or on amazon here)
- Brush to apply the snow paint
- Flameless Tealight Candles
1.) First off, wipe your mason jar down with rubbing alcohol and let it dry. This will allow the paint to adhere better.
2.) Trace the town template onto a piece of paper, then use scissors to cut the template out.
3.) Use tape to adhere the paper around the bottom of the mason jar, then use your permanent black marker to trace the template onto the jar. Once you’ve traced it onto the jar, go back and draw in the windows on the houses.
4.) Now that the design is on the jar, use your black acrylic paint and a paint brush to paint the design. I used two coats. Allow to dry.
5.) Using a toothpick, create “snow” by dipping the toothpick in white acrylic paint and making lots and lots of tiny white dots surrounding the city up to the top of the jar. Allow to dry.
6.) Now you want to apply your snow paint to the very top (lid area) of the mason jar. Use a small paint brush to do this.
7.) Turn your flameless tealight candles on, and place them in the jar. You can use as many as you want depending on how “bright” you want it. I used three.
8.) Now put it on display where lots of people will see it, because it’s so darn cute!
Oh my gosh! I LOVE IT!!! Merry Christmas! 🙂