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Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle

This Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle craft makes for an easy way to add to your holiday decor, without making too much effort or spending a fortune on premade decorations! It comes together easily, making it ideal for a quick, last minute crafting session, or a way to keep with a theme throughout the house on a budget.

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What Supplies Do You Need

Made with fresh cranberries and floating candles, this mason jar Christmas craft is perfect for a last minute decoration. It requires basically no skill to assemble, and there is a good chance you probably will have all of the supplies on hand, as they are common holiday items. You can assemble it days before the holiday and it will stay fresh, or you can put it all together in minutes, right before your guests arrive.

This super easy DIY mason jar Christmas candle craft is also versatile; if you don’t have fresh cranberries or pine trimmings feel free to improvise with what you do have. Wooden beads, holiday scatter, and even water beads will work if you need to get creative. Fake flowers and greenery will also float in this craft if needed!

 Easy Christmas Family Craft

This is a good Christmas craft to make with the kids. All ages can help in one way or another. Make this as I did, or put your own holiday spin on it. Using a floating candle is important, but if you don’t have one, you can take a tealight out of the metal cup, flip it over so that your wick is on the bottom and dribble a little wax from another candle over the bottom so that the little metal disc is completely covered. That should give you an easy diy floating candle in a pinch.

How To Make A DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle


  • One floating candle or simple tealight
  • 3-4 fresh sprigs pine (or plastic)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries (or red plastic beads)
  • 2ft length of twine
  • Water
  • Half gallon mason jar
  • Hot glue
  • Essential oils, optional
Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas CandlePin


  • Twist your length of twine around the top of the mason jar, covering the entire lip. Secure by tying, or by adding a small dab of hot glue. 
  • Trim the ends off of your twine. 
  • Fill the mason jar halfway with water. 
  • Arrange the pine sprigs, as desired. 
  • Fill the mason jar to the 3/4 full mark and then add the cranberries or beads, and nestle the floating candle securely in the cranberries. 
  • You can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil (optional).
  • If you are planning to gift your jar, glue the twine instead to the lid and omit the water.

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I hope you enjoyed my DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle as much as I did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our crafts!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. What a lovely idea. I lived in Denmark for a couple of years and we used an awful lot of candles there, I loved it. This is really cute and a great idea, thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I know Christmas is past but this DIY is so festive and inspirational and easy to do.I am goig to make a few if these.They are really pretty.


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