Make a Holiday Luminary Jar

Create a snowy candlelit scene with this quick and easy luminary craft.

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: photo by Sam Henderson

Snowy Scene

A simple snow sprayed jar is the backdrop for this charming silhouette scene.

Gathering the Materials

You will need: a large jar (storage jar, apothecary jar, or vase will work)/ spray snow/ transparent tape/ craft knife/ cutting board/ black poster board/ template (included here)/ scissors/ short candle or tea lights

Luminary Template

Use this country scene or create your own template. Measure your jar first to make sure it will be big enough to wrap around the outside. A standard piece of paper will make a strip 22 inches long. Print your template and cut it in half. Tape the two pieces together. If making your own remember to keep the shapes relatively simple.

Cutting the Template

Lay the template on the poster board along a straight edge. Tape it in place with a few small pieces of tape. Use a craft knife to trace the shapes on your template, cutting through the poster board below. Carefully remove the template and tape and make sure all of your cuts are clean. Remove the cutout from the poster board.

Preparing the Jar

Lightly spray the jar with spray snow just at the top of the rim. The spray will be broad enough to make a gradient effect. Rotate the jar while adding a light coat. Repeat to fill in any gaps.

Adding a Snowy Touch

Add a bit of artificial snow to the top while the spray snow is still wet for a more snowy effect. Allow the spray snow to dry completely before proceeding.

Finishing Touches

When the spray snow has dried wrap your silhouette scene around the jar and secure with a piece of transparent tape. (TIP: if any pieces of the silhouette stand away from the jar you can secure them with a bit of double stick tape on the back.)

Snowy Scene

This snowy scene has a rustic feel with country charm.

Country Christmas

Create this simple holiday decor in just an hour or so.

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