This faux stain glass DIY mason jar luminary is a colorful craft that even the kids can enjoy. I have lots of mason jars at home and love using them for decoration. Today, I will show you how to make colorful DIY mason jar luminaries using a few basic materials.
- Mason Jar
- Tissue Paper
- Glue Stick or Spray Adhesive
- Mod Podge
- LED Candle
- Quatrefoil Pattern Printable
Print out the quatrefoil pattern. Pick the colors of tissue paper you would like to use. I chose two colors, but you can choose more or just one color.
Cut the tissue paper to 6 inches wide (you can leave it as long as you want). Layer all the colors of the tissue paper together. Fold (width wise) into 1.5 inch strips (a little greater than the width of one row of quatrefoil). Cut the quatrefoil pattern into rows, as shown below. Tape the pattern onto the strip and cut out the shapes, cutting on the inside black line. You will need about 50 little shapes.
Using spray adhesive or glue, stick the tissue paper onto the mason jar. If you use spray adhesive, spray the jar and then stick the tissue paper. If you are using a glue stick, apply the glue to the paper then stick them to the jar. Keep in mind that with spray adhesive, any area that is not covered with tissue paper will remain tacky.
Start your pattern and work around. I spaced mine a little too close in the front, so when I got to the back, there were larger gaps. Go around the circumference and space out your paper evenly so there are no large gaps.
Lightly brush Mod Podge over the tissue papered DIY mason jar.
Insert LED candle and viola, a custom DIY mason jar luminary for any occasion!