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.
Those turned out really pretty and love how they look all lite up. So pretty. I could even make these without any problems, I think.
How pretty! My daughter would be all about these. I’ll have to show her this post when she’s home from school. I can see her making several for her bedroom.
I’ve always loved luminaries and these are the prettiest I’ve seen. The flowers are adorable and these would be a great addition to my next party.
Those are super pretty and super creative! I don’t think I even have ONE mason jar in my house right now and have never really thought about purchasing any before. Clearly I am creative, hahaha!
Those are so pretty. I need to make some of these for Christmas. I can see how cute they’d be in red/green or orange/yellow for Thanksgiving.
I love candles for the scent but these jars are so great looking too. I would make these and they are perfect for the entryway to my house.
I love a good mason jar craft. These luminaries are easy to make but they look so cool! Great job on this project!
How interesting! I do a lot of crafting, but I’ve never used Bostik Glu Dots. I can think of so many uses for them.
That is a super cute project! I love the flowers against the lights like that. It’s a nice, cozy feel.
It is amazing all the different things you can do with Mason Jars. This is such a cute idea for this time of year as well, perfect for adding some extra light!
These luminaries are adorable! They would make cute gifts!!
What fun! This would be awesome to do with my little girl.
This looks like a such a fun craft to do with my family. These would go perfect with my fall decor
I love how simple they are and how versatile they can be. Any design fitting any decor.
Those look so pretty. I may have to get the supplies to do this one day. They light up nice too!
This looks like such a cute idea for a craft! I would love to try making these sometime.
Wow, this is a cute idea. I’d love to try making this. Probably this would be a great gift for the holidays.