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The Easiest Christmas Mason Jar Candles You Can Make

I created some simple and cheap mason jar Christmas candles that anyone can make in minutes. (Pssst … the candles are battery operated, so on days when my kids are keeping me busy and I forget to turn them off, no worries.)

Mason jars have made a huge comeback in the past few years. I think they have a homemade, back-to-basics feel. They take me back to the days of my childhood, when our house would be filled with the comforting smell of tomato butter simmering in pots on the stove.Tomato butter was my mom's specialty!

I created some simple and cheap mason jar Christmas candles that anyone can make in minutes. (Pssst … the candles are battery operated, so on days when my kids are keeping me busy and I forget to turn them off, no worries.)

To create a variety in height to my candles, I used a couple of tall pasta sauce jars. I bought the short mason jars at a local dollar store.

Place the battery-operated votive candles in the jars. Using paper as a funnel, pour the shredded snow around the votive candles.

I got the candles and snow at a dollar store. The slightly larger votive candles work better than tea lights, because you can fit more snow in the jar.

Choose some small ornaments to decorate the jar. Make sure each ornament has a string attached so you can hang it on the jar.

Take some twine and simply tie the ornaments around the neck of the jar, finishing with a bow.

This collection of candles would look fantastic on a mantel or table. I like to keep mine on a shelf in a hutch, because this craft creates the illusion of candles glowing, but is safe and tidy.

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