Not Sure What To Do With Mason Jars? Make Beautiful Luminaries!

fairy lanternRecently, we posted a video tutorial to our Facebook page, sharing a step-by-step guide on how to make a fairy luminary jar, and a lot of people seemed to be interested in the idea. You can watch the video here.

A luminary jar is just an ordinary mason jar with a tea light or candle inside of it, which leaves a lot of potential for creativity when making one. From fairies to Star Wars, there really isn’t any theme you can’t encapsulate with an adorable luminary jar, so what can they be used for? Here are a few ideas.

A Comforting Night Light

If you have children, luminary jars made with flameless tea lights make an excellent night light to scare away any monsters that may be hiding in closets or under beds. If you use a plastic jar rather than a glass one, you could even attach a handle to it so they could carry it to the bathroom like an old fashioned lantern, warding off any danger that might lurk in the distance from the bedroom to the bathroom. And of course, parents love the idea that the kids can have flickering “candles” that aren’t fire hazards.

Because these luminary jars are homemade, they can match a child’s room or be relevant to their interests. They also make for great craft opportunities for kids, who will undoubtedly be excited to decorate their own night lights however they wish.

Easy Outdoor Lighting

Luminary jars are perfect for outdoor décor. Whether you are planning for a party, or just want to spend a relaxing evening at home, there are many ways these jars can lighten up your yard or porch. They can be used to illuminate a walkway, porch, or garden in a gorgeous way. They also make a captivating centerpiece for an outdoor table, which is perfect for late-night get-togethers and parties. If you put handles on the jars, they can even be hung on a balcony or a fence and will cast an enchanting glow on their surroundings, making any evening environment feel downright magical.

Use Them Anywhere

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with luminary jars. They are creative, charming, and practical. They will brighten up the room, no matter where you choose to put them.

How have you used luminary jars to lighten up your life? We love it when our readers share expertise with us on our Facebook page!


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