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12 May, 2013

Fun and Easy Summer Mason Jar Candles

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Summer Mason Jar Candles Have you realized that in just two weeks it will be Memorial Day weekend and summer will have officially started? Woah! Spring went by fast! Sooo…it’s time to start thinking about some fun and easy ideas for outdoor decor. I have something that will just fill the bill…my summer Mason jar candles!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Summer Mason Jar Candles I simply filled my little Mason jar collection…comprised mostly of {free} spaghetti sauce jars…with Dollar Tree votive holders and candles and surrounded them with summery sea shells…a fun Goodwill find.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Summer Mason Jar Candles I centered them on a wicker tray covered with burlap and added a little sand, more sea shells and a starfish to complete the summery look. Won’t this make a fun centerpiece at my family’s Memorial Day picnic? And if the jars look familiar, it’s because…

 ...I have mason jar candles for every season!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Mason Jar Candles I first showed them to you in the fall, filled with acorns for a Pottery Barn Mason jar copy cat look. You can see more here, including a quick tutorial on adding the wire so that they can be hung.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Christmas Candles And then you saw them again at Christmas, filled with cranberries and boxwood sprigs. I really liked the one in the center with the floating candle! You will find a complete tutorial for my Christmas Mason jar candles by clicking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Peeps Mason Jar Candles And more recently, I showed you my Peeps Mason jar candles for spring…maybe my favorite! These were super easy and fun to make! You can see more of them here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Summer Mason Jar Candles And now I have my oh-so-beachy summer Mason jar candles for you to see! Hey…that means I have created Mason jar candles for every season! But…now I am not so sure…the summer candles  may be my new favorites! And you know it’s a sure sign that summer can’t be too far away when we start pulling out our sea shells to add to our decor!

Kitty And at my house…another sure sign…the pot of catnip is back on the patio! And it is caged again this year so that our naughty neighbor can’t tear it out before the staff even has one chew or rub. Our Miss Kitty is very happy to see that! Can you hear her? She is saying “Nanny nanny boo boo!” because she knows there will be plenty of fresh catnip for the staff!
How about you? Are you seeing signs of summer at your house?

 Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my summer Mason jar candles! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures ,Setting for Four for Project Inspire{d},  Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday,  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, The DIY Showoff for the Fun in the Sun party
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. I just love Mason jars, they are so useful and homey. I love your candle idea with the shells perfect for summer! Wishing you a great week.

  2. Oh yes! I have all those saved sauce jars too. I use them for everything. Very cute idea and I love the tip about putting the candle inside a class votive. That solves my melted candle problem. Going back now to learn the wire thingy.
    Thanks! Rita

  3. Beachy Ball jars are great -- but the PEEPS one is brilliant.
    OMG where were you at Easter ... I missed this!
    The peeps even LOOK different ... trapped and desperate comes to mind.

  4. I sure am glad that the Catnip Police were there to ward off that catnip burglar! How adorable. And I love the jar candles, Debbie. These would be fun to have. Thanks!

    And Happy Mother's Day...



  5. That is too funny about the catnip! and your jars are lovely!
    Such fun to see how you transform them season to season!

  6. I love your beachy jars! Such a great idea. I bet they'd look great on my beachy porch!


  7. I live in Hamilton Mill-very close to you! Anytime you want to thrift/antique, let me know. I don't have a blog but decorating/painting furniture is my passion. Flowery Branch, Jefferson, Queen of Hearts and always our Goodwill :-)! I love your blog.

  8. I can't believe they are spaghetti sauce jars. They look vintage and I love the things you've done with them.

  9. GREAT Idea! Thank you so much, love your Blog!

    Ellen (Netherlands)

  10. Every one of them are great Debbie!~ Love em. Nothing better than a free craft, essentially.

  11. Love these for the summer, so nice for when your entertaining.


  12. ohhh, these are great! i love what you've done with them!

  13. Hi Debbie, Thanks for the inspiration - love me some patio candles for summer. It's looking like spring at my house too and I'm busy in the garden. Great time of year.

  14. Love the way you reinvent your ideas for the season, always appropriate and always clever!! So funny about the catnip and it looks as if you have solved the problem very well.
    Happy Monday clever, dear friend,
    xo Kathysue

  15. Debbie,

    The last photo made me laugh out loud. My two favorite things crafting and cats in one web your blog!

  16. Debbie, you have gotten so much use out of those jars, and every one of your candle creations looks so pretty. You are way ahead of me. I haven't even thought about summer decor yet. We've had too many cold days this Spring that I can't believe Spring has come and almost gone. Great idea with the sea shells. laurie

  17. Debbie,
    Love this idea for Summer mason jar candles...
    just purchased a blue mason jar with a glass lid
    during our Antique Mall/ Flea Market outing!
    Now, Miss do know, my Grandma always said,
    " can catch more flies with sugar than with vinegar!"
    However, I agree that you and the Staff should have
    the first taste of Cat Nip for the Season!!!

  18. Your jars look wonderful, Debbie- I love the way you change them up for the seasons, quick and easy. :)

  19. All of the jars are so pretty. I especially like the shells for summer, so lovely!

  20. hilarious! Miss kitty is definitely guarding her territory! your jar candles for all seasons are awesome! and easy, and I love easy! thanks for sharing such a nice idea, and I hope the catnip grows and grows!

  21. Hi Debbie! I love these! They are so cute and it is fabulous how you have adapted them so easily to all the seasons!! What a great idea, I must 'borrow' it!! Have a great week,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  22. Hi there,
    I am a new reader to your blog and I LOVE these mason jar ideas! Thank you SO much for posting links on how to make each idea.. I am so looking forward to going back through your archives..
    Thank you again :)

  23. Love all the ideas that you have shared. Thank you Andi

  24. I love these, Debbie. You are so creative! Great pic of one of your staff members guarding the catnip. lol

  25. Great summer vignette. I love all of your ideas with these jars.

  26. Debbie, These are so lovely. I love the versatility of those jars - something for every occasion.

  27. Love, love this idea! Your jars looks beautiful!

  28. I am working on some jars myself, I will have to go view your wire tutorial.

  29. Debbie...I just love coming here to visit you..thank you for all your inspiring work...xo

  30. I love your summer mason jar candles - collecting seashells is one of my favorite activities! THanks so much for sharing these beauties at Project Inspired! Hope to see you at tonight's party 8 pm EST!

  31. I love this idea! I just came back from the beach with seashells and I am looking for a project for them. Thanks for sharing. I came over from the Thrifty Decor Chic link party. I hope you will check out my blog

  32. The catnip looks so cute in a cage. Love the see shells in your jars.

  33. What brilliant ideas!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focused on mason jar crafts and ideas this week, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

  34. I'm loving your Mason jar candles with the seashells. Bring on Memorial Day!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie