Folk Flower Mason Jar Luminaries is a paid collaboration with Bostik. I have a real love for Mid-century design and these folk flower mason jar lanterns have a real mid-century feel (well I think they do). They were inspired by a writing set I have and are perfect for the time between Halloween and Christmas when it is dark and your home needs some light.
I am a big fan of candlelight, however, when you have children flames can be dangerous so we transitioned to battery operated LED tealights for safety. This craft is also a fabulous way to upcycle old jars that you have lying around the house.
Folk Flower Mason Jar Luminaries
Mason Jar Luminaries are super easy and simple but oh, so gorgeous. They are a great decor idea for weddings, holidays, Christmas, or even a party plus you can coordinate the colours for your home or the season. They would also make a great gift idea too. Plus if you leave the lids off then you could use real tealights should you choose to.
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- Mason Jars
- Felt (UK Link/US Link)
- Iron on Stabiliser (UK Link/US Link)
- Cutting Machine (optional) – I used my Cricut, but also cut out some flowers with scissors to show you don’t need a machine (UK Link/US Link)
- Our Folk Flower template
- Bostik Extra Strong Glue Dots on a roll (UK Link/US Link)
- LED Tea Lights (UK Link/US Link)
- Bostik micro glue dots
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How to make Folk Flower Mason Jar Luminaries
Choose your felt and then iron on some stabiliser. You don’t have to use stabiliser but it is essential if you are using a Cricut and I find the felt much easier to cut with scissors with it on, plus you can draw on the back with a pencil easily.
Cut out the felt flowers on your cutting machine or print off our template and trace on to the felt before cutting with a pair of sharp scissors.
Once you have your flowers cut out you need to decide where to place them on your jars. We used both Bostik Extra Strong Glue Dots on a roll (UK Link/US Link) and also micro glue dots to stick them to the jars.
Place the glue dots on to the back of the felt before sticking to the jar.
Then we finished our jar lids by wrapping a ribbon around and cutting to size before securing with glue dots.
If you are planning to use a naked flame then do not use lids on your jars.
I love how versatile these Folk Flower Mason Jar Luminaries are. Especially as you can colour coordinate them.
By using two colours they look great in the day as a piece of home decor, but they really do come into their own when their candles are flickering in the dark.