Painted Jar Luminaries

Take a regular mason jar and stand it up on a newspaper with no lid. Paint the outside of mason jars with spray paint. You can also use acrylic craft paint, but it does scratch more easily. Do one light coat and be sure to let it dry completely. You can do a second coat if you want more coverage.

Create stencils out of cardboard for faces or draw them on freehand using a sharpie. Then paint the faces using black paint. Then paint the jar rim using black paint.

Let all the paint dry completely, then spray two coats of clear coat, letting each coat dry thoroughly.

Use tea lights or LED candles in your display.

Shopping list:

  • Mason Jars
  • Spray paint
  • Clear coat spray paint
  • LED candles


Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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