Mason Jar Sunday: DIY Rustic Mason Votives Tutorial

Today’s Mason Jar Sunday comes to us from the lovely Andrea of Love Is…. When Andrea shared this on the LLD Facebook page, I thought it could be useful for some of you, so she pulled together a little tutorial for us!

From Andrea:

Here’s what you’ll need:
*A mason jar - I picked mine up from Michaels for $1.99.
*Grapevine Wire Ribbon - I found this in the wreath aisle at Michaels for $2.99/bundle.
*Burlap or twine
*Wire cutters

Start with your mason jar & take the lid off…

Simply start wrapping the grapevine wire ribbon around the mason jar & try to keep it as tight as possible.

The mason jar will still be able to move around a bit, so you may want to glue it to the glass.

Continue to wrap the grapevine wire ribbon until you get the desired effect. Typically, I’m able to get two mason jars wrapped with one roll of ribbon.

Now take a strip of burlap, & cut it to the size you want. I cut mine about an inch & a half, so when I pulled the strands out it was an inch wide.

After you pull some of the strands out, tie it around the jar.

Trim the ends to the desired length, & pull some strands to fray the ends.

Place a votive candle in the jar, light it & you’re all set!!

Now you’ve got a great mason jar decoration for your wedding or home! Enjoy! = )

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  • Libby James says on May 1, 2011 Reply

    Pretty pretty! I love the burlap detail. Might be trying this this week!

    xx Libby

  • Aleah + Nick Valley says on May 1, 2011 Reply

    What a fun post! Cute idea!

  • Michaela says on May 1, 2011 Reply

    I love this idea! Mason jars are so fun (:

  • erin * sparkle & hay says on May 1, 2011 Reply

    great rustic style!!!

  • Paloma says on May 2, 2011 Reply

    this is so fun! i would love to see these in a nautical-themed, navy and white room!

  • Nicole says on May 2, 2011 Reply

    So pretty! And creative!

  • Dancy says on May 5, 2011 Reply

    So cute. I’ve never seen that grapevine wire before & now my mind’s racing with a million uses for it! :)

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