DIY Christmas votive holders are an easy and inexpensive way to light up your mantel or shelf with festive holiday decor. Simply use battery-operated candles in decorated mason jars decorated with holiday-themed shapes like Christmas trees and snowflakes; or any shape you desire for added festive flare! Bring the holiday spirit home by making custom luminaries just in time for December festivities!

Check out our Snowy Pinecone Winter Luminaries for even more mason jar inspiration!

DIY Christmas Votive Holders
Want to give these votive holders an entirely unique look this holiday season? Simply experiment with different paint colors or ribbon around their top. Create something entirely unique that matches your holiday decor whether red and white is what calls to mind or blue and silver are more your cup of tea – whatever works! I recommend battery-powered tea lights as a lighting solution.

Recommended: Looking for some other holiday decor ideas? Create your own Christmas gnome or create some DIY ornaments – both are surefire ways to put the finishing touch on any celebration!

How to Create Christmas Luminaries::
Download cut files in Christmas shapes and upload them to your craft cutter. Resize images according to mason jar fronts, cut shapes from any color vinyl (they will serve as masks later), cut out shapes in layers from scrap vinyl sheets if necessary and weed away excess vinyl strips before adhering them on mason jars fronts. Weed away any excess vinyl from cutting.
Stick vinyl shapes onto clean pint-size mason jars and press firmly. Apply one coat of paint over the entire surface – allow to dry completely – then attach vinyl shapes with tape.
Next, apply another layer of paint. While not necessary with all types of paints, I needed two with glass paint I used. Allow to dry before cutting vinyl around its perimeter with a craft knife and peeling back. Additionally, this can also help scrape away any excess paint that may have seeped underneath vinyl.
Add ribbon around the top using a hot glue gun, sprinkle fake snow into each jar, and finally drop in a battery-operated tea light for extra shine!

As soon as this holiday season arrives, you will enjoy beautiful DIY Christmas mason jars for your home decor! Plus, their ease of creation could lead to even more! Make them as gifts this season too.

Before you leave, we wanted to share an adorable Candy Cane Mason Jar Luminary craft! Using glitter and any recycled jar of your choosing, this luminary would make an adorable handmade present for friends or family for any holiday gathering!

Be sure to save your mason jar lids for this adorable mason jar lid snowman craft! You won’t believe how simple and fast it is to create this delightful snowman figurine!


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