DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holder


DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holder


DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holder
DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holder

The DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holder will look beautiful sitting on the deck or your tables, and as an added bonus, they can hold mosquito repellant candles to ensure that your party goes smoothly. These simple craft instructions detail how to make candle holders, and you can customize them to fit your needs and tastes.  Your friends will love them and wonder where you got your mason jar centerpiece.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts



Materials List

  • Mason jar
  • 16 gauge wire
  • Americana® Satin acrylic paint, Deep Turquoise
  • DecoArt® Paint Adhesion
  • Sandpaper
  • Tools: Flat nose pliers, needlenose pliers, nippers, foam brush, powder brush

DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holder


  1. Painting the mason jar is easy enough; I used this gorgeous turquoise paint (great for glass) and painted my mason jar. One coat does cover the jar, leaving it slightly transparent, or you can give it two coats; allowing for the first coat to dry before painting the second.

  2. Sand the raised edges of the jar and brush off the dust.

  3. Take the wire and fashion a spiral into which the candle will sit. Use your flat nose and needle nose pliers together to achieve this. Make sure it hugs the candle.

  4. Cut 2 pieces of wire the same length. The length you make them will depend on how far down into the jar you want your candle to sit. Make sure you add 1/2 inch to account for the hooks you need to make on each end of the pieces of wire.

  5. Make your hooks. Attach one end of each of these wires to your spiral and place them opposite eachother. Using needle nose pliers close off the hook around the spiral.

Note: It is easier to take the holder out of the jar in order to place your candle in it.  Then gently lower the unit into the jar place the open hooks over the rim of the opening.

More Fabulous Craft Ideas for You

One fun and versatile craft project that we love here at our arts & crafts website is creating DIY Mason Jar Tea Light Holders. These charming decorations are perfect for adding a cozy glow to any room or outdoor space.

If you're a fan of the Mason Jar Tea Light Holder project, you might also enjoy creating a set of personalized Mason Jar Flower Vases. Simply paint and decorate your jars as desired, then add fresh flowers for a beautiful and unique centerpiece. This project is great for crafters of all skill levels and makes a lovely gift for friends and family.

Another fun variation on the Mason Jar Tea Light Holder is to create a set of Mason Jar Lanterns. By drilling small holes in the jars and adding a wire handle, you can easily transform your tea light holders into charming lanterns. These lanterns are perfect for summer evenings on the porch or as a rustic touch for a backyard BBQ.

For a seasonal twist on the Mason Jar Tea Light Holder, consider creating a set of Winter Wonderland Lanterns. Fill your jars with fake snow, miniature figurines, and glitter to create a magical snowy scene inside the jars. Add a tea light candle for a cozy winter ambiance that will warm up even the coldest nights.

No matter your skill level or the occasion, there are endless possibilities for creating beautiful and unique Mason Jar crafts. So grab your jars, get creative, and start crafting!

What's the cutest mason jar craft you've ever made? Let us know in the comment section below!

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What a great idea using wire to hold the candle in place. My daughters made this as Christmas gifts for their school teachers. They painted festive scenes on the jars and then I just popped tealights in, but using a wire holder would make the candles more secure and much easier to light.

This would look so cute in my apartment windowsill!


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