Make these adorable Bottle Brush Mason Jar Candles for your holiday table in just a few minutes and with a few simple supplies!
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Ok, I confess…I still love Mason Jars. I know, I know they’re so last year. But I don’t care. I use them as drinking glasses at home, I love them to serve up desserts, I love them to store dry goods, and I love them as centrepieces. And recently I made some adorable Christmas candle holders with them, and I love how they turned out!
My mind has been spinning with little DIY projects since I started decorating my home for Christmas. I’m dreaming of creating wreaths, putting together table settings, and decorating my porch and home. I feel very inspired this time of year…my goal always is to create a cozy and festive holiday home.
One project that has been on my mind for a while now are DIY mason jar candles. A couple of years ago I made these simple centrepieces and so many of you loved them as much as I did, so I thought I would create an updated version to include one of my favourite little holiday decorations, the bottle brush tree! With a few supplies I had on hand, I brought my simple little vision to life. Aren’t they adorable?
And the best thing? They’re SO simple to make, you could make 5 or 6 of them to sit at the centre of a holiday table, or on your fireplace mantle…they’re so cute and they give off the prettiest soft lighting.
Supplies for your Bottle Brush Mason Jar Candles:
- mason jars (I use the 500 mL ones)
- bottle brush trees (what ever size you prefer)
- fresh cranberries
- floating candles
- glue gun
How to make Bottle Brush Mason Jar Candles:
- Make sure your mason jar is dry.
- Add a dab of glue to the bottom of the bottle brush then place it at the bottom, and in the centre, of the mason jar. Let it sit for a few minutes to let the glue set.
- Fill the jar with water, leaving about an inch from the top.
- Add fresh cranberries, and the floating candle.
Tips, Tricks & Tidbits:
- Over time, you may notice that water might turn green from the bottle brush tree. You can just refresh the water as needed (I only had to do this once).
- You can use any colour of bottle brush trees that you like! White ones would look adorable.
- If you like, tie a pretty ribbon around the top of the jar.
- Display them on your table for dinner or brunch. Or place them on your mantel or side tables.
I just really believe that things do not have to be complicated to be beautiful. And often times we have just what we need to decorate, right at home.
Have a very Merry day!