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Light Up the Night Glitter Jar

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Take those mason jars you've been saving for the perfect craft project and add some glitter to them! This Light Up the Night Glitter Jar is the perfect project for an easy candle holder. Grab some decoupage, paint, and an assortment of glitter and you'll be well on your way to creating the perfect candle display. The finished jar makes the perfect glitzy centerpiece for your holiday dinners, or you can put it off to the side and have it cast a shimmery glow on the room.

Light Up The Night Glitter Jar

Materials:

  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter® - Gold and Silver
  • Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint Value Packs and Sets
  • Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage™
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Tea light candles
  • Canning/mason jar(s)
  • Glass votive(s)
  • Disposable brush

Instructions:

  1. Print out pattern, trim around pattern and tape to inside of jar to use as a guide.
     
  2. Paint dots of dimensional paint, following pattern to create a snowflake design. Keep jar lying down with painted side facing up until paint is dry.
     
  3. Brush Collage Pauge on the inside of jar. Pour in glitter while inside of jar is still wet. Let dry. Pour out excess glitter.
     
  4. Place glass votive inside jar. Add tea light to complete.

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I'd probably go a bit more simple, but keep the sparkle.

Beautiful for Christmas!

these would be nice decorations for the holidays

fun and interesting

Looks so simple, but so pretty.

looks so pretty

fun!!!

love these jars. great project for my grandkids to make with me

Mason jars?!? I have a huge stash. Making these together would be a family blast!

Looks nice and works well with battery operated candles also.

Looks great!

pretty

my grandson would love to do this

Upcycled mason jar projects are fun! The many great project ideas for this and this is one! Going to put it on my to do list!

Grandkids would love to make these for their moms.

These are so much fun to make. They take no time all to mkae and they look lovely however you design them!!

Neat idea!

Great idea

I'd love this idea

These are perfect candle holders for both inside and outside during the holidays! Love it.

Would be great for a project for our church kids! Always looking for ideas for them to make.

These are gorgeous DIY accents for the table or living room when family comes over, the great part is that you can make different designs for different times of the year and have a collection of inexpensive decorations for your home!

Very pretty!

These would make a great addition to a Christmas mantle or centerpiece for a table.

Very nice! These will look so nice on a cold snowy night.

This would be fun to do with my niece!!

This is so pretty and looks like fun to make!

that looks fun

Very nice, I can't wait to make it!

Wonderful for holiday decorating.

Great idea to tape the pattern inside, now why didn't I think of that. Will do this with my Grand Kids next time we are together.

I would love to try this project.

beautiful jars, perfect for the holidays, and a great project for my kids...

Fun and useful! Very pretty.

I love this. Beautiful!

Cool

This would be fun to do with little kids

These are so neat! You could do so many different patters on them!

Gorgeous. The possibilities are endless.

this looks like so much fun!!

Fun to do with granddaughter

Ooo, beautiful, it looks like fun! I want to try it!

I love sparkly things!

Cute. Something else to ad to my to do list.

Nice.

cute

Cool looking. Is it fire safe. And tricky lighting the tea light down in the jar. Might want to put sand or something else in first.

Beautiful, love the sparkle!

more canister fun

Another super gift idea!

wow sparkles... I love sparkles esp this time of the year :)

Oh, very pretty!

Oh, how pretty!

Another use for my Mason jars...love it

I did mine in a red/gold color and they are a hit!!

These would be perfect to make with children so they can gift them to their parents and the parents would be so happy to receive them! I can't wait to start on them.

Love this!

this is a great idea. thank you

These look really easy and fun to make. Would love to make with my granddaughter who absolutely loves to make crafts.

Gorgeous! I love them!

I love mason jars for many things besides canning foods. Great used as candles, food gifts, storage, etc.... Using them to decorate for the holidays is a great idea, too.

So very pretty

So pretty! We love glitter for christmas decorations.

I usually use my mason jars for jams and jellies but I wonder if this could be done with thick bar glasses or juice glasses. I can usually find them for next to nothing at garage sales, flea markets, and second-hand shops.

Great way to recycle jars and make them look pretty

Very pretty, great way to recycle jars

What a great thing to do with the grandkids! And winning the contest would provide more fun things for us to do together!

This would make great table decorations for a wedding or party. I think the technique would make great wine glasses too!

What a pretty centerpiece!

another awesome project

Turns a jar into something elegant.

Very pretty and what a great way to reuse jars.

Another easy gift for the hostess or just to light up your home! I Love To Create! How perfectly does that describe me. I would love to win supplies so I can create all year!!

looks great

What a lovely idea. So lovely I am going to make acouple.

Love it!

Really pretty!

Love anything glittery.

This jar is very pretty and seems quite simple to make.

Great idea!

Would love to get back into painting. Have been away from it for a while.

will deffently try this with my greatgranddaughter!!

never made this would love to do it!!

wow that is sop cool. Thanks for the project

What a lovely project -- one I can do with my school-aged grandchildren!! Thank you!

Oh, I'll SO be making these as gifts now!

What a great idea!

what a simple gift to bring to a hostess at a party.

Simply gorgeous! Rivals some jars I have seen in retail stores that are not as beautiful as this one!

Great idea and gifts for Christmas.

this is so cute! would love to try making this!

This looks like a fun craft and very pretty!

that looks awesome. have to try this one.

clever and I love it

clever love it!

This is beautiful!

I haven't made any yet but this looks great!

This looks like such an easy way to create some holiday spirit. Who doesn't love candles?

I just LOVE this project!

Love it ! Beautiful !

So beautiful!

This is cute....looks nice :)

Love this! Looks so simple and so pretty!

So pretty!!

Super cute!!

love these prizes

Festive and quite pretty.

I have never done anything like this before but it looks like fun and it is so pretty. I have become disabled this year and have not been able to work since February and have time to do crafts now. I love looking for crafts that I have never done.

Simple and beautiful!

Would be a fun project with my granddaughter

Years ago I made holiday themed candle holders with my daughter using mason jars and red/green tissue paper! This was something that we were able to do together that brought us even closer. Until this day I set them out during the holidays. It is truly an experience I will NEVER forget!

looks like a great project to do with the kids

Looks like fun for a rainy or snowy day activity.

A group of these would look really pretty

Such a wonderful idea - I'd use it all year long, it's so stunning.

This is something that the receipient would treasure. Thank you

As always, I enjoy reading the comments. :) I would like to see pictures of this in action - a candle glowing through the jar. I'm also all about safety, and would hope that the crafts used are safe to use with the flame. Otherwise this is a cute idea, something I'd enjoy playing around with creatively!

Great idea! Gets those creative juices flowing!

I love this project and will definitely be making it! I am a glitter addict so this is right up my alley!

very pretty

I will make this with my grandson :)

Cute, I'm not generally into glitter, but it works for Christmas.

I was also thinking of other designs to keep them out yearly or even seasonally. Hearts and stars jumped out at me immediately. Can't wait to try this.

My dd would love this! So would I.

Love it!

What a great and easy craft. My grandchildren will love making this!!!!

Very crafty!!!

Want to try this!

I'm an unrepentant '70s Glitter Chick, so am already thinking of ways to keep these out all year... hmmm, what motifs can we use besides obvious snowflakes - Stars, maybe?

Another for my to do list

cute

This would be a great project to share with my daughter-in-law. She loves candles and likes to make things glittery...

Not big on glitter...it gets everywhere, but these are very pretty

great idea for decorating

This looks really fun! And pretty!

my grand daughter and I will have to try these.

I was looking for something my granddaughter could help me with, we will have to try these.

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