Diy Mason Jar Candles

I am a huge fan of small projects that can add a little fun to ordinary objects.

Diy Mason Jar Candeles - Cocktails with Mom

Today I’ll be sharing a few quick & easy ways to spruce up a couple of plain mason jars. Mason jars are so versatile that I find myself using them for everything. My newest obsession is candles. These floating candle holders are perfect for indoors or outdoors. You can use floating candles [like I did] or you could go one step further and fill your jars with scented wax & a wick for a true jar candle. Either way, you’ll be left with a cute, functional way to brighten any occasion.

… what you’ll need …

mason jars

floating candles

burlap ribbon

yarn or cotton hemp

hot glue gun

other hemp, ribbons, etc.

… what I did …

For Jar #1, I took an extra long piece of my blue cotton hemp (maybe 3-4 arm lengths) and started wrapping it around my narrow jar. Each time I wrapped it around I tied a basic knot and went back around the jar in the opposite direction. I wrapped & tied until I had a small band of hemp. I ended it at the top with a basic bow.

I removed the metal (flat) lid, filled my jar with water & placed a small floating candle inside.

For Jar #2, I wrapped my burlap ribbon around the jar twice & cut the length I needed. I marked a spot on the burlap at the “front” of the jar, slipped my burlap off and stamped a “B” with a rubber stamp. Using hot glue, I attached the burlap to the jar and finished it off with a hemp bow at the top.

I also removed the metal (flat) lid on this jar, filled it with water & placed a small floating candle inside.

These simple updates took me less than 15 minutes to complete, but they give my boring mason jars some fun flair. They’ll be perfect for summer cook outs and everyday “ambiance.”



  1. Blessie Nelson says:

    I really loved this DIY creativity – you made a rustic jar look more rustic and natural!

  2. They turned out lovely! They would be perfect for a rustic wedding. :)

  3. jamie says:

    They look great! I really love that B stamp

  4. amy says:

    Cute, Shannon!! I’m a sucker for a monogram!

  5. super cute and i have about a million Ball jars just waiting! :)

  6. Simone says:

    Really nice! I loved the monogram. Will have to try it.

  7. Nichol says:

    I’m not crafty but I could definitely do this. Love how simple it is to spruce them up and to decorate the home.

  8. Tammy says:

    Oh those are great! They’d be perfect out on our deck in the evenings for floating citronella candles to keep the bugs away!

  9. Those are really pretty! One thing I have plenty of is mason jars.

  10. Susan says:

    So, so pretty. I love anything with a Mason jar! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  11. Carly says:

    Now I’m like, well duh! Truly thunkfal for your help.

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