Frosted Luminaries


These Frosted Luminaries from Amanda Formaro are a great way to set the mood for a party!  You can make these luminaries in any color you'd like, and it's a great way to use up any jars that you may have around the house.

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frosted luminaries


  • Recycled glass jars
  • Silver jewelry wire
  • Various colored beads
  • Acrylic sealer spray
  • Wire snips
  • Round nose pliers
  • Martha Stewart Frost Glass Paint Colors:
  •      Bubble Gum
  •      Yellow Jacket
  •      Pea Shoot
  •      Summer Linen
  •      Mace
  •      Blue Calico



  1. Wash and remove any labels and glue residue from jars. Be sure they are completely dry.

    frosted luminaries
  2. Paint the outside of the jars with the frost paint. it will appear streaky at first, but as you work your paintbrush over the glass, smoothing the surface out as you go, the paint will become more uniform. Allow it to dry for one hour.
  3. Spray the painted jars with sealer and let dry.
  4. Snip wire into 2-foot lengths. Find the center of your length of wire and hold it against the rim of the jar. Wrap both ends of wire around the rim and twist together to hold in place.

    frosted luminaries
  5. Continue wrapping the wire, leaving a few inches at each end to add beads. Twist wire together again to keep it from unraveling.

    frosted luminaries

    frosted luminaries
  6. Bend wire upward so that when you thread your beads on they won't fall off.

    frosted luminaries
  7. After adding your beads, use the round nose plier to curl the end of the wire to prevent your beads from falling off, and to add a decorative touch.

    frosted luminaries
  8. Try variations by adding some beads to the wire that wraps around the jar rim.
  9. These are very pretty lit up at night as well! Use tea light candles or LED tea lights inside the jars.

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I love mason jars and different ideas for them. I will be buying the paint to frost some of my jars tomorrow. Thank you so much !


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