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Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

Hi everybody! Winter is kind of early for us this year! We usually get our first snow a couple weeks after Thanksgiving. Except over the weekend, we got our first snow storm with a couple inches of accumulation, and it has been sooo cold...
The wintry weather has driven us all indoors and has put me into the holiday spirit! I love this time of the year... I feel like decorating every corner of our home. Everything feels so festive, warm, and cozy. With Thanksgiving only a week away, it's kind of early to start Christmas decoration, but I just can't resist adding holiday touches everywhere!

Before I go any further with this post, I just wanted to add a few words to express my gratitude and simply say thank you to all who left me such sweet comments and thoughtful words about my health! I am overwhelmed with your thoughtfulness, and I appreciate your well wishes. 

I love the ambiance created by candle light especially during holiday time. Adding luminaries  in holiday centerpieces and vignettes seems to add to the festive spirit of the season.

Supplies required to make these simple Christmas luminaries:
1. Ball mason jars
2. Evergreen sprigs from my backyard
3. A bag of Epsom salt ( I got mine for 88 cents from the pharmacy section of Walmart)
4. White votive candles (50 cents each )
5. Chalkboard tags (from Jo-Ann craft store)
6. Red and white check ribbon 

Fill the bottom half of the mason jars with Epsom salt, and then insert a votive candle in each 

Add the red and white check ribbon around the neck of the mason jars along with the chalkboard tags

Sprigs of evergreen or even red berries and pine cones can be tucked in as holiday accents 

It's that simple and easy! I am planning to use these mason jar luminaries as centerpieces for my holiday tablescape.

They can also be used as accents in vignettes, and a group of them will look beautiful on a holiday porch or even for illuminating the drive way to welcome your guests.

I love how they turned out and look so pretty on the deck railing nestled in the snow!

My thanks to the following hostesses for featuring my Thanksgiving Breakfast Vignette at their weekly linky party

Stop by and visit their blogs if you get a chance for chock-full of inspiring ideas or simply join their weekly parties to share your own projects!

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I always enjoy the pleasure of your company.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

~Hugs, Poppy~


  1. These are very pretty! I love luminaries. Years ago when I lived in New Jersey, we participated every year in our neighborhood luminaries display on Christmas Eve. We made them out of paper bags, sand and candles and lined our sidewalks. The years we had snow, was so beautiful. Such lovely memories you brought back. Thanks for sharing@

  2. Absolutely charming! It is very easy to do and looks great ... Hugs, Manuela

  3. danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen!!! liebe grüße und einen schönen dienstag von angie

  4. I love what you did. I have the blue jars, just need to go to the store and get the rest. Thanks.

  5. Those are beautiful! So simple and yet very attractive. I love the colors...Christine

  6. Such a darling idea, I love it! Thx for sharing! ~Liz :)

  7. Oh my goodness these are so pretty! Love the color and everything about them!
    Blessings, Deborah

  8. I love the blue jars with the snow around! Such a pretty photo!

  9. Poppy, I love luminaries and these are just perfect in the blue bottles. We have not gotten any snow on the ground yet. Sure does make everything magical! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. These are gorgeous! The blue is so lovely against the white snow!!

  11. Your luminaries are so pretty, the blue jars you used!
    Mary Alice

  12. I love the 'frosty' look:)
    Lots of hugs from UK!


  13. These mason jar luminaries amidst the snow looks absolutely stunning!What a pretty picture it makes.

  14. These luminaries are so cute...they will find their way onto one of my tablescapes!

  15. These look great. I love the color. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.


  16. O que nos faz amigos é essa capacidade de sermos muitos, mesmo quando somos dois.
    Pe. Fábio de Melo
    Obrigada querida pela amizade carinhosa!
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

  17. Poppy,
    These are sooooo cute and they will be featured at my party on Monday. Thank you for sharing at my SHOW and SHARE PARTY.


  18. Poppy, these are so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. I love your country Christmas luminaries. The gingham ribbon just makes me happy.

  20. Love this idea Poppy! I need something quick and easy for my back entry. Something like this would be perfect! Thank you for sharing it and your recipe for Christmas potpourri at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a merry Christmas season!

    Blessings, Deborah

  21. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. I will be featuring this at this week's party, which we be held on Thursday this week. Happy New Year!

  22. Love these & will have to remember them for next Christmas, since I already have the blue jars! That double-wrapped red ribbon really pops against the jars!

  23. Love, love these luminaries! Red with the blue merry and bright. Thanks for sharing these lovelies. Linda from Share your Style party.


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy