Published On November 27, 2020
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These mason jar Christmas lanterns are a great way to add a subtle glow to your holiday festivities, or use as a night light for kids.

Mason Jar Christmas luminary lit up

Oh, how I love mason jars! They seem to be good for all kinds of crafts. And the holidays are no exception!

These Christmas mason jar luminaries are so easy to make you need no crafting skills whatsoever!

Make a few lanterns to use for:

  • Shelf decor
  • Small light in the kitchen
  • Night light for kids or a guest room
  • Hostess gift
  • Porch decor
Snow and Trees in Mason Jar

Helpful Tips

  • There are battery operated fairy lights, as well as plug-in fairy lights. There are even fairy lights with a timer, which would be great to use. That way, you don’t have to remember to turn off the lights.
  • Instead of bottle brush Christmas trees, consider ornaments or snowmen as the fillers instead.
  • Tie a ribbon around the lid for an extra special touch.
  • Reuse these mason jars for other crafts after the holidays.

*The instructions below can be printed out. However, they will not include photos (to save your printer from using too much ink!). Be sure to Pin this Christmas DIY or bookmark the link if you want to refer to the photos later.

Mason Jar Christmas Lanterns

Mason Jar Christmas luminary lit up

These Christmas mason jar luminaries are a great way to add a festive glow during the holidays. Perfect for using as a night light.


  • Mason Jar with Lid
  • Cotton Balls
  • Faux Snow
  • Mini Trees
  • Battery Operated Fairy Lights


    1. Place the cotton balls in the bottom of the mason jar. Mason Jar Christmas Craft
    2. Sprinkle some faux snow over the top of the cotton, then place the trees inside. Rest the trees on top of the cotton or use a small amount of hot glue on the bottom of the trees to hold them in place. Craft Snow in Mason Jar Snow and Trees in Mason Jar
    3. Twist the fairy lights into a circle the size of the inside of the jar. Place the circle of lights inside the jar around the trees. Cotton Balls Fairy Lights and Mason Jar for Craft
    4. Bend the end of the fairy lights over the top of the jar then twist the lid in place. Mason Jar Lanterns with Christmas Trees

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