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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Mason Jar Glitter Votives:.

** I was provided with the materials to make this project from Consumer Crafts, but the opinions are my own.

Mason jars are super trendy right now. You’ve probably seen tons of mason jar uses in the blogs you read, browsing Pinterest, and even in stores. Well, I’m getting in on the action, too. I was challenged to create a project using mason jars, and with a super girly house, glitter was a natural choice.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives #craftyjars

Here’s what you need to make some glitter votives of your own:

- glitter (Martha Stewart glitter gives you lots of great options; these neons were speaking to me!)
- tacky glue
- paint brush
- candles

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives

Don’t mind that strand of light and the wood plaques. We’ll get to those later.

Start off by emptying the tacky glue into some sort of container. I used a plastic cup.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives

Add some water in, and stir it around until you get the right consistency. You definitely don’t want this too runny. Mine was borderline too runny.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives

Take the lid off a mason jar, and paint the inside with the glue wash you just made. Dump some glitter in.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives

Put the lid back on the mason jar, and shake the glitter around until it coats the inside of the jar. Add more glitter if you need to.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives #craftyjars

Isn’t that pretty?

Repeat for the remaining colors you have chosen.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives #craftyjars

Don’t they look pretty? You could almost leave the mason jars like that. I wouldn’t mind staring at those babies, all bright and happy!

And look at that, you can even use a mason jar to store the leftover glue wash that you made. So many uses, right?

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives

Now at this point, I had decided that half of my votives were going to be used with candles, but I also had this great strand of lights that I thought could also be a fun twist on a votive. I decided to paint some wood plaques for the other three votives.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives

Once the plaques and votives are dry, they are ready to be used!

We set up our table in our backyard so that we could enjoy the new votives. Now, with three little kids and it staying light until 9, we weren’t really able to get the full effect of the votives. But even in the dusky light, it was nice to have some extra – and pretty – light while we ate. Plus I used citronella candles, so we were also keeping the bugs away! Score!

The light bulbs were really bright, and would be a great way to get some light outside if you are entertaining or just enjoying an evening outside. Luckily we have an outlet right by our table, so this worked great for us.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives #craftyjars

I loved the bright colors of the votives, and of course, the sparkle and shine of the glitter.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives #craftyjars

We’ll definitely be using these more before the warm weather goes away!

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Mason Jar Glitter Votives #craftyjars

Consumer Crafts has such a huge selection of products, you will be able to find so many things that you need – and want – so be sure to keep up with Consumer Crafts on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and their blog.

Be sure to check out some other fun mason jar projects from some fellow bloggers!

4 comments:

  1. Glitter just makes everything better!!

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  2. super cute! I <3 glitter too! Would be cute for a little girl's fairy party :)

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