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04 November, 2012

Pottery Barn Inspired Mason Jar Candles

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar CandlesI have a super easy and fun project for you and best of all, it was free! As soon as I saw them on Pottery Barn’s web site, I knew I had to make them…Mason jars filled with candles and acorns…perfect for fall!

Supplies Here’s all you need:
  • A Mason jar…Did you know some brands of store-bought spaghetti sauce come in them? Free!
  • A votive holder and candle…I have a supply of them from Dollar Tree.
  • Picture hanging wire…I already had some on hand, but it can be bought at any hardware store
  • A handful of acorns…Mine are faux. I found them on sale very inexpensively at Kohl’s last year, but you could always gather the real thing for free!

And here’s all you do:
  1. Twist a length of the picture wire around the mouth of the jar, making two loops at opposite sides and them twisting together at the back.
  2. Using a second length, make two more loops by threading the wire through the previous loops and twisting. This is the handle
  3. Slip the votive and candle inside. I found it easier (and less likely to break) to turn the jar sideways.
  4. Add the acorns.

CONFESSIONS OF APLATE ADDICT Fall Mason Jar Candles Use a long mach to light the candles and voilĂ ! I love the simple rustic look!

Kitty Miss Kitty has a suggestion. Not only are they great indoors..

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Hanging Mason Jar Candle …but they are fabulous outdoors as well! I love how they look hanging from the tree!

Confessions of a Plate Addict - Cozy PatioI am imagining lots of them twinkling in the evening as my family roasts marshmallows and makes S’mores around my fire bowl! (You can see more of my cozy fall patio and a tutorial for the sweater pillows and burlap rose here.)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Candles Hmmm…I’d better start eating lots of spaghetti for those free jars! lol What about you? Have discovered some fun things to do with Mason jars?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! 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
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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 Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

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 

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
The Everyday Home for the "Better Late than Never" Fall Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Debbie, How wonderful that something so simple is so pretty! Hugs, Sue

  2. They look great Debbie and ddn't ya just love the latest PB catalog? Thanks for sharing.

  3. Debbie- Those are really, really if I can just wrest the acorns away from the squirrels...and...hmmmm...where IS my PB catalog? I don't think I got one recently! xo Diana

  4. They look wonderful, Debbie....and certainly affortable! Another great idea from COAPA!

  5. I really like the look and these would make great gifts! I picked up some acorns here at my Mom's house. Hugs, Linda

  6. gotta put some of these together! super idea!!

  7. I think you should change the name of your blog to: "Confessions of a Secret Interior Decorator," you have some talent there, Debbie. I want to come and sit on your porch with a cup of hot cider and just relax.

  8. I love those! They look really easy too, which I always appreciate. :) Great idea!

  9. Debbie, what a brilliant idea!!! I LOVE these little lanterns. They would also look fabulous on a garden crook! I'm making a few of these to put on my front porch! Thanks for the inspiration!
    I would love you to stop by TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my DYI weekly linky. Link goes live Wednesday at 8:00 pm... your fall mason jar candles would be a welcomed additon!

  10. Debbie:

    Love your mason jar votives! I love anything from PB! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Simple, pretty, and useful! Thanks, Debbie.

  12. Beautiful. I saw some tucked in an old Pepsi crate (or any wooden box) tucked in with pine and pinecones and berries. The mason jars had epsom salts (for snow) and then the votives on top of the epsom salt.
    The old fashioned blue ball jars would be fun with that too!

  13. Hi Debbie, of course this is a great post as usual but it has also reminded me that I have a Pottery Barn gift certificate that I need to use!

    xo, Bonnie

  14. Love Miss Kitty's idea of using them outdoors. They'd be so pretty hanging from tree limbs or on your cute outdoor table. Thanks, Miss Kitty!

  15. Debbie,
    Looks like a project for "Mr.Ed"...he loves working with wire!!! Miss Kitty's idea seems purr~fect for an out of doors Autumnal Gathering!!! Have a blessed week, dear friend!

  16. Your ingenuity is so impressive! Love these, Debbie.



  17. Love these! And the photo of Miss Kitty, just makes me smile. Have a lovely day!

  18. Your jars tuned out great, Debbie! I don't know how you manipulate the wire into such nice, smooth circles- I end up with all sorts of kinks when I try anything like that.

  19. The jars are just super cute!!! And the awesome thing is, I have all the stuff to make some, too! :) Your outdoor setting is so pretty and inviting!

  20. KEWL!!!!... they will look pretty in my old blue jars too...and maybe I will use sparkly half marbles instead of acorns in those...
    You are WAY TOO SMART!!!! and I'm glad!!
    Princess Posie and I will make some tonight!!
    Thanks to you and Miss Kitty!

  21. Cute idea, Debbie. Natural items are perfect for the autumn color scheme.

  22. What a great, easy project, Debbie! You always share such creative ideas.

  23. What a fun way to cozy up your home for Autumn. I love it.

  24. I love simple projects that pack a punch. THIS is one of those! Pinning in hopes of making my own before Christmas! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us. -Lauren

  25. Those are so cute! Love the acorns and the mason jars! Stopping by from Linda's!

    Happy day to you!


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