Easy Mason Jar Votive

Everywhere you look these days, you see projects involving canning jars. Pinterest has been taken over with crafts using these versatile jars. Honestly, I bought a box of a dozen canning jars recently, and have used them for everything from salads to craft projects. So here is my latest project, just in time for Easter – very simple mason jar votive.


It’s very easy to make and would be a great project for kids.  All you need are:


  • A canning jar
  • Mod Podge
  • Tissue paper
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Newspaper (to work on)



Choose a color or two (or three) of tissue paper to use, then tear various size pieces of each color. You won’t need too much, and you can always tear more as you go. Take your brush and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the jar, and lay a piece of tissue paper on the area. Using a little more Mod Podge on your brush, wet the tissue paper until it sticks to the jar. Continue layering tissue paper around the jar, covering it with Mod Podge as you go. Then let it dry completely before using, about 24 hours.


I only did one layer around the jar, since I planned to use it with a tea light and I wanted it to be fairly transparent. But you can put as many layers on the jar as you wish. Using different colors gave it a stained glass look which I liked.  You could also use this project as a vase for those beautiful spring flowers!



I was inspired by a project that my daughter did as part of a grief workshop that we attended 2 years ago.  The kids in that workshop made candle holders using Mod Podge and scraps of wrapping paper to honor the person they lost.  Here are the two that my daughter made:

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2 thoughts on “Easy Mason Jar Votive

    1. Thank you, Lisa! And thank for taking the time to stop by and comment. I love to hear from folks, and see their comments. The project was very easy to do, and would be great for a children’s craft idea. If I can do it, kids can certainly make it as well. 🙂

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