Stenciled Mason Jar Votives

Stenciled Mason Jar Votives at www.mom4real.com

There is just something about spring…the trees are coming back to life, and it’s time to open up the patio once again.  That first time we sit out on our patio until it turns dark brings so much joy back for me.  I hate being inside…I want to breathe in the fresh air and be surrounded by nature.  Earlier this week, we started our spring prep…you know, mulching, breaking out the patio furniture, and buying new plants.  Well, this year, we decided to kick it up a notch and really try to turn our patio into an outdoor room.  We splurged and bought a new set of patio furniture, and I absolutely love it.  Now for the fun part…decorating our new outdoor room.  I tried to think about what I do indoors, and immediately though, candles!  The tricky thing about having candles outside is that you either have to bring them in when you aren’t using them, or they will melt.  So, I decided to take some mason jars I had lying around and make some cute mason jar votives…with a little stenciling of course!

paint mason jars

I gathered some supplies…mason jars, DecoArt patio paints, some sticker stencils, and paint daubers.

stencil mason jars

I love these sticker stencils made by DecoArt…they are so easy to use because they curve with the glass.

paints in an egg tray

I used an old egg carton to hold my paints…

stencil a mason jar

Then dabbed my paint on very thinly with the daubers.  You don’t want to let the paint dry…pull the stencil up while the paint is still wet!

Hanging Mason Jar Tea Light Holder at www.mom4real.com

Then let your imagination soar!  I hung one of my mason jars from my tree using some floral wire.

Stenciled Mason Jars at www.mom4real.com

Don’t they look adorable all lined up?  Now all they need are little tea lights or votive candles!

Stenciled Mason Jar Votive at www.mom4real.com

This is my favorite one!  So simple, yet perfect!

These would make such fun Mother’s Day gifts…you could make a set of 3 to give to your favorite momma!

I’ve also included a live demonstration below!

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I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
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  1. 8

    says

    I love this! So cute… And I need to start saving my egg cartons for paint, great tip! Thanks for linking to Project Inspired!

  2. 10

    says

    OH, I just love these! They are adorable…I think I’m going to have make some for my screened porch. And I agree, I think they would make great Mother’s Day gifts! Thanks so much for sharing them on Project Inspired :)
    Nancy

  3. 11

    says

    Love these…stopping back in to let you know I’ve picked these as one of my favorites from last week’s Project Inspired party
    Nancy

  4. 12

    Danette says

    Great idea to make with my granddaughter – thanks :)

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