Ginger Snap Crafts: White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries {tutorial} #MarthaHolidayPaint

White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries {tutorial} #MarthaHolidayPaint

Christmas luminaries from Ginger Snap Crafts

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?
Time to start thinking about Christmas crafts! Yay!
I was inspired by this post
@ Crafts by Amanda & Martha Stewart Paints.
to make these beautiful & so easy white Christmas luminaries.

martha stewart glass paint

Look at what I received in the mail from Martha Stewart Paints.
{I’m not going to lie…being a craft blogger is so much fun!}

martha stewart craft supplies at michael's

These goodies are going to last me a long time,
& I can’t wait to share even more
projects made with Martha Stewart Crafts.

OK…back to the luminaries. ha! 
Here are the supplies that I used to make them:


Supplies: mason jars, Martha Stewart metallic glass paint,
Martha Stewart silkscreen snowflake stencils,
a paint dauber from Martha Stewart (not pictured),
Mod Podge, foam brush, tea lights & salt

I am in love with the Martha Stewart silkscreen stencils.
They worked amazingly well, and they were very easy to use.

stenciling  tutorial

One~ You’ll cut your stencils apart. The stencils are kind of like a sticker. You’ll remove it from the paper backing before you use it.
Two~ Get your glass paint paint & dauber ready.
Three~ Place your stencil onto your jar. Smooth it out & make sure it is laying completely flat.  Then you’ll take your dauber & dab a little paint over the entire stencil. While the paint is still wet remove the stencil. So easy & just beautiful!

salt covered mason jar candles

Next I frosted my mason jars with salt. Who knew salt could make something look so pretty!? You’ll put a coat of Mod Podge on your jar.  Then sprinkle the salt onto your jar. Shake off any excess. I used regular table salt on the jar and then around the rim I used the coarser Kosher salt. Tip: I made these about a week ago, & the salt does become a little more opaque as it is exposed to the air.  So if you are making these for an event or holiday dinner don’t make them too far ahead of time for best results.

diy candles

Then I set my luminary set on a glass plate with some snowflake confetti.
Tied a ribbon around the top, & put in some tea light candles.

martha stewart glass paint

Then lit the candles!  I love how they turned out!

christmas candles

All these products can be found at Michaels.
You can also connect with Plaid
{maker of Martha Stewart Craft products}
on facebook ~ twitter ~ pinterest

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Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and The Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Great job! These are so cute. I love seeing what everyone made with their supplies. Such a fun campaign :)

  2. These are SOOOO pretty! Love them!!!

  3. Ginger, these are beautiful! I like the snowflakes and the salt looks so cool.

  4. Love how these turned out! I love anything Christmasey and snowy! It's great because you can use them all winter, not just for Christmas!

  5. Those are so beautiful! I am totally going to make some and keep the out all winter!

  6. Wow, those are so pretty! I had NO idea salt could do that!

  7. These turned out beautiful! I love luminaries, and these snowflake silkscreens!


  8. These are so lovely!! Love the effect you got on pretty!

  9. These are so cute. I love them. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  10. Cute, Ginger! I want to try this! Your photos are so lovely and glowing- I want this snowflake centerpiece at my house! Nice work!

  11. Oooo! VERY pretty Ginger :) thanks for sharing!

  12. These are gorgeous, Ginger! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  13. Love the jars! And loving that family pic on the side!! (that's my kind of pic, adorable craziness!!)

  14. Hello Ginger,
    Your Christmas luminaries are so pretty, I love this project. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. ;o)

  15. Hello Ginger,
    Your Christmas luminaries are so pretty, I love this project. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. ;o)

  16. Absolutely stunning! They are just perfect.


  17. These are beautiful. What a great idea with the salt! It looks like frost. I love it!

  18. Hey Ginger! - Ginger here. You don't meet too many of us. :) I just wanted to say that I love your luminaries. They're beautiful!

    I'd love if you came and linked up at my new linky party.

    P.S. I think you and I are both auditioning for SYTYC tomorrow. I can't wait to see what everyone created! Good luck!

  19. Love the salt as snow idea! Such a pretty effect.

  20. I love your luminaries! I would have never though to use salt to give the textured feel!

  21. What a great Christmas project! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Hi. This is really beautiful!!! I just posted it on my german blog:
    Please check if its ok with you.
    Best from Berlin, Jessica


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  24. If you wanted to make these for presents, is there a different material other than the salt that will last longer? You said the salt with become opaque and not last, so is there an alternative so I can try my hand at these for gifts this year? :) ~J. Burrows

  25. I've seen something similar to this using Epsom Salts. Perhaps that would solve the problem with them becoming opaque. So pretty!!

  26. I know this is a year old, but do you remember the size of the mason jars? And were those available at Michael's as well?

  27. I was inspired by these and made a few of my own using a few different materials. It's posted on my blog (and I linked back to you) here:

    Hope you enjoy it and thanks for the wonderful idea!!

  28. Wait!!! I love getting things with points (and my cash back credit card!!! how do I sign up for 'Martha Stewart points")

  29. very pretty ur project. adorale..

  30. What a lovely idea! I think we will be giving this one a try! :)

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  31. Can you use a spray acrylic over the salt?

  32. Jacky: Amanda's blog (mentioned in story) used spray sealer for hers She also used epsom salts and shows how they get more opaque.

  33. Love these frosty jars..... thanks for sharing.

  34. Hello! Thank you for sharing this great project! I've included it in a roundup of favorite holiday DIY decor, and I hope you'll come check out the post! They're so charming, and would be a fabulous table centerpiece with some holly and berries. :D

  35. So Pretty!!!! Our crafts were featured on Glam

  36. What a fun way to spend my free time. I'll definitely make this.

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  37. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I live at the beach, and am thinking / wondering, if I could do something like this for a "BEACHY" theme, maybe using sand and shells, insead of the salt... HHHUUUMMMM

  38. This is cute. i am going to buy the other stuff to make this craft. Thanks for good article.
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  39. I know this is old as it's 2015 soon to be 2016...but I'm making the frosted mason jars with snow flakes...Joann has the jars as well along with most of the stuff to put together this craft except the stenciled snowflakes from Martha instead used stick on snowflakes which are white and silver...therefor the paint wasn't needed as the stickers are already metallic. Just used the Mod Podge and salt candle and ribbon...turned out adorable!


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