Mason Jar Winter and Christmas Decorations

5 Materials
10 Minutes

You will not believe how easy it is to make these magical mason jar! They will look perfect in your winter wonderland decorations, or as Christmas centerpieces!

We all have glass jars in our recycle bin. Why not make them into something beautiful? Definitely check out this up-cycle tutorial before you recycle! :)

Step 1: Gather some glass jars first, and remove the labels. Clean them and let dry.

Brush each jar with a nice coat of craft glue or mod podge, and sprinkle salt over it when the glue is still wet. Keep rotating the jar until it is coated with salt. You can also use epsom salt instead of salt in this project.

Let dry, and add some embellishments such as little sprigs of pine and berries! I used some twine to tie the embellishment to the jar.

Place a candle or some LED lights inside to create a magical glow!

Love easy farmhouse decor ideas? You will love this tutorial here on how to make "bleached" pine cones without using any bleach!

And this super easy and almost free DIY snowy tree centerpiece! Tutorial here!

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  • Dee
    on Dec 10, 2019

    I have done this on several items in the past, and they turn out gorgeous, but the problem is after a season or two, the salt etc falls off. Any suggestions?


    • Sewtime
      on Jul 16, 2020

      I knew that years ago, but had forgotten. Thank you for the reminder.

  • Lisa Alexander
    Lisa Alexander
    on Dec 18, 2019

    Robin, do you use the hairspray to glue or to set the salt on?

  • Lynn
    on Dec 18, 2019

    How long will the salt stay on the jar

    • Yna49543629
      on Dec 23, 2020

      I made a set of luminaries using this method, last year. When I pulled them out this year Dec. 2020 the salt was still adhered to the jars.

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