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DIY: Glitter Mason Jars

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Words by Keri Chaves // Images by Kira Lauren Photography

Christmas has come and gone, which means the tree is coming down, the ornaments are being put away, and pretty Christmas decorations are packed up until next year. The few months following Christmas can seem to drag on forever. While February is the shortest month of the year, I have always felt as though it is the longest.

One way to brighten a gloomy spirit during the winter months is to bring in decorations that will lighten the mood. These glitter mason jars do just that. I made these as the centerpieces for my wedding and have loved using them to decorate my home since then. They are perfect for any season, but especially during gloomy winter months.


  • mason jars
  • loose glitter
  • craft glue
  • water
  • bowl
  • foam brush or big paint brush
  • tea lights

It might be best to do this project outside (if it's not too cold) or somewhere in your house that you don't mind glitter possibly sprinkling everywhere.


  1. Mix glue and water together in a bowl to create a runnier glue mixture. You want it to be able to slide on easily.
  2. Dip your brush in the glue mixture, then brush all along the inside of the mason jar (don't worry, the glue will dry clear). Or you can squeeze some glue and a few drops of water right inside the mason jar and brush it around.
  3. Sprinkle glitter lightly in the mason jar. Roll the jar around in your hands to make sure the sides get covered to your liking. You can go heavy or light with the glitter.
  4. Set out to dry. Repeat with however many mason jars you want.

For our wedding centerpieces, I put tea lights in them and they were extra sparkly, especially when it grew dark outside. These are so versatile, so bring your own style to them, whatever the season.