mason jar mayhem

I’ve been remiss.  I haven’t been holding up my end of this home diy blogging bargain thing.


I’m closing in on my one year blogging anniversary yet it wasn’t until last week that I finally featured a mason jar project


fall votive idea with mason jar


A project that I didn’t even bother to show you how I made.


So today, I’m not just sharing one mason jar fall project “how to” … but five.  One right here on the blog.


And four more over here, at Bonbon Break.


Bonbon Break


It’s an original article authored by me that has me likening blogging in this home/diy genre to rushing a sorority … while I share four easy to recreate mason jar ideas for Halloween.


Now back to those fall-inspired votives


mason-jar-votive-with-beads-tutorial   mason-jar-votive-how-to-make

mason-jar-votive-red-beads-how-to   mason-jar-votive-how-to-hang


The biggest challenge was the whole sliding of the glass beads between the votive and the jar … I kept dropping them inside the inner votive.  Which meant starting at the beginning.  Again and again …




Until I wised up.  And put some masking tape on the end of a Sharpie.  When a bead ended up in the votive I simply “stuck it” on the end of the Sharpie and pulled it out.




Problem solved.


Yeah, you can always count on a professional tutorial over here at it all started with paint …






  1. Well, now isn’t that cool? I don’t know that I’d have had the patience… good thing your kids are back in school! lol!
    xo Heidi

  2. When all is well with one’s inner votive, the world is a brighter place.


  3. LOL you are so funny! Like I said when you first showed this project, I love the colour of that glass!! Cute tutorial. Cheers!

  4. Brilliant :) They are so cute!

  5. That is really lovely – and I did wonder how you got those marbles to ‘float’! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love the glow from those mason jars! Did you hear about the Illinois bloggers get-together this Saturday in Naperville? Jennifer Rizzo is organizing it. Check it out at

  7. Good job! I think the choice of amber beads was clutch. Very autumnal…there was a request for Halloween crafts on the HARO email just tonight. I’ll forward it to you.

  8. I’d much rather have your fun tutorials any day!

  9. Well now that is the cutest idea ever! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Love using the mason jars for lighting…I remember hanging hundred of mason jar lights from trees at my nephew’s wedding….such a pretty effect for a garden wedding…and love your fall inspired jars…great “toot”…

  11. szinteriors says:

    Wow, that’s beautiful, Linda! I was wondering how you got all those glass rounds in there, and was getting all complicated on myself thinking glass cutter to make the rounds… But how did they get fused together… Oh my! Who knew? Great project with huge impact! :-)

  12. szinteriors says:

    PS – congratulations on your one year! Your blog feels way more developed than a year!

  13. Pretty dang cute! I really like the gauzy ghosts ones. I’ve often thought how blogging can be like a sorority, or high school, or junior high . . .

  14. Cute Linda!! I’m definitely going to have to make some of these!

  15. I love all the ideas coming out now about what to do with mason jars! Love the glow on yours! I found you through the Thursday Zombie contest on Bon Bon Break :)

  16. I love the jars they are so cute. I found you through the Bonbon Break giveaway. =) I love that you are up for using a nail gun as well. =)

  17. That’s very pretty. I have some blue leftovers of those little stones. It’s a rainy day project I might just try.

  18. That’s beautiful! I love it!

  19. Maria Dayton says:

    My daughter is looking forward to following these easy steps…the jars are so pretty!

  20. Maria Dayton says:

    My daughter is looking forward to making these…so pretty!

  21. You are very talented for a zombie…:)

  22. Hiya Linda! Found you through the Bon Bon Break. The mason jars are beautiful. I pinned the project and am certainly trying this as part of my Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Thanks for posting this project. :0)

  23. Angela Wofford says:

    Love this idea!!!


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