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02 December, 2012

Fun and Easy...Mason Jar Christmas Candles!

I have a quick and easy little Christmas project for you today…Mason jar Christmas candles…that still have a lot of seasonal impact, I think. I am going for a more rustic look this Christmas, so these candles add the perfect touch to my decor!

Baby Kitty As usual, I am assisted by my co-host Baby Kitty…who was distracted by the birds at the back yard feeder!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Christmas Candles As you can see, there are three different candles so I will show you one by one how to make them. Easy peasy!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Christmas Candles The first one is the simplest…just a candle in a pint Mason jar (held in place with a wax button…found at World Market) surrounded by fresh cranberries. I finished it off with some twine around the mouth and a sprig of boxwood. Fun!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Christmas Candles2 The second look uses a votive holder in the bottom of a quart Mason jar (Although if you look closely, you will see it says Barilla…spaghetti sauce jar…free! lol) surrounded by fresh cranberries. And if it looks familiar…

CONFESSIONS OF APLATE ADDICT Fall Mason Jar Candles …it’s because it’s the same jar I used in my Pottery Barn inspired fall Mason jar candles! You can find a complete tutorial for adding the wire handles by clicking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Christmas Candles3 But I think this one is my favorite! I was inspired by a similar candle that I found on Pinterest from a British home decor magazine and decided to try my hand at it. I have to tell you a secret…this is not as easy as it looks because boxwood sprigs float! I used a small nut from my tool drawer as a weight and attached it to the sprigs with white thread. Problem solved! Then just add a floating candle and some cranberries!

And there you have them…my Mason jar Christmas candles! The cost…virtually free since I had everything on hand! I am going to enjoy these! And…I have some more easy Christmas ideas that I will be showing you because if you know me, you know I am all about fun, easy and practically free projects! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas 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!
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See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Very pretty Debbie. You really can't beat that look. I have a stash of jars that I'll be using for the same thing.

  2. Wow, Debbie, I love these simple but elegant candles, and I think your idea about anchoring the boxwood was brilliant. We have plenty of that around here. Thanks for another great idea.

  3. Debbie I love the use of cranberries this time of year and these candles are right up my alley....easy and inexpensive and extra cute! hugs, Linda

  4. This just proves that beautiful decorations don't have to be costly. Great ideas, Debbie, and thank you for sharing. I might give these a whirl.



  5. Love how you used the 'weight' on the boxwood. Creativity = where there's a will there's a way........hahaha.

  6. They look great Debbie! I love the idea of decorating with cranberries:@)

  7. so festive, love the cranberries. We did about 50 floating candles in mason jars tied with bakers string. I have a cute idea on my blog today using mason jars and candles too!! Happy Sunday,

  8. I've done the taper and votive version, but I've never done the floating candle! That's my favorite too! I'm going to try it.

  9. Well, I love them all but that last one is my favorite, too. Great idea with weighting the boxwood- xo Diana

  10. I'd love to try all of these, Debbie! Very, very cute! :)


  11. Pretty, Debbie. I'm going to do this in my aqua Ball jars. Thanks for the idea!

  12. Hi Debbie,
    I love the look of candles in a jar! Yours are lovely. I use a candle in a jar that has been sprayed with a little bit of snow. {The jar, not the candle!} Thanks for sharing and would love to have you link this up to my HOME party on Wednessday. That is one adorable Baby Kitty! Enjoy your day.


  13. Love the natural and vintage look of your jars and candles! So fun!
    Miss Bloomers

  14. Debbie,
    These are terrific! Love how the jars reflect light. I'm a big mason jar fan, too.
    As usual, XOXOXO to Baby Kitty!

  15. All of your projects are awesome and beautifully displayed, Debbie.

  16. Your candles are beautiful, Debbie--I love cranberries! And Baby Kitty looks both studious and regal.

  17. They look great, Debbie! I love the combination of cranberries and candles, and barilla jars just add a touch of international flair! ;D

  18. These are adorable, I love the classic look.


  19. Who thought the lowly Mason jar could be so elegant? Absolutely beautiful job!

  20. Debbie,
    Love, love, love these mason jar candles!!!
    With your burlap and tartan plaid these are a stunning accent! Thanks for sharing an "easy ~ peasy" decor solution for us this hetic Christmas Season!!!

  21. Hi Debbie! You are just amazing and so creative! I love this sweet little jar idea!
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  22. Your homemade candles are beautiful. I like the rustic look too. They would suit our home perfectly!

  23. It all looks so festive. I love it. You have a way with glass and wax, just like you do with fabric.

  24. I just made the one with the floating candle, and it came out great. I'm bringing it to the office this morning to cheer up a co-worker. Thank you for this tip! I am visiting from Stonegable's party.

  25. Stopping by from the WOW party to see these adorable candles! Love them! What a great idea and I think my favorite is the floating candle.

  26. Oh I love them all but I agree with you, the third one (floating candle!) is my favorite. Just charming, really. Mary

  27. How lovely! I just love the cranberries and the floating candles! So pretty and Christmassy! Beautiful!

  28. So pretty and festive! The third one is gorgeous.

    Dropping by from the Happy Hour link party :)

  29. Debbie, I love seeing all your wonderful projects and I always appreciate you sharing them at The Open House party. xo, Sherry

  30. They're all so pretty, Debbie! Inspiring! Thank you!


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