Super simple summer mason jar candle, go ahead and try saying that five times fast!
Before we go any further, I should tell you I have been awake since 4:15 this morning finishing up one of two blog posts for this week and my second cup of coffee was so much stronger than what I normally drink. Therefore, I really can’t be held accountable for anything I might say here today.
You’ve been warned, and I apologize in advance if Summer is your favorite season.
I don’t really understand those two words used together in a sentence. I basically live like a spelunker from June til September. My morning routine involves opening every single curtain and blind the minute I see the first ray of sunlight peeking through the clouds, then by 10 am, I am running from room to room to close everything in hopes of keeping the interior temperature at a chilly 78 degrees.
Normally I spend most of the summer whining and complaining about the heat and asking myself why I live in a place that it’s too hot to cook or paint or do anything past 11 am.
I decided about a month ago I would try not to bad mouth summer this year. Every season has something to offer, and I’m going to open my mind and heart to give summer a chance.
Here’s The Plan
I could run down to my local hobby or craft store and buy all things beachy. Even though there’s always a 50% off sale, my issue is where do I store all the signs with rope, lanterns, and net? There’s no room left in the inn folks.
I started to rack my brain for a summer décor solution.
My prerequisites are, it needs to be under $10, can be used for more than one season, and needs to be under $10.
So I started looking around the house to see if I could find something that might work.
Here’s what I found.
Mason jars, sand, and seashells. I am not even going to pretend this project hasn’t already been done but it’s a first for me.
If you’re ready, let’s make the simplest summer mason jar candle in the history of summer crafting
Step 1: Find a mason jar or many mason jars. You can buy a dozen of just about any size for less than ten dollars.
Step 2: Fill about half-way with sand or rice. I mention rice because it might be a little easier to find than sand and it still looks beachy.
Step 3: Add a votive, tealight, or pillar candle.
Step 4: You are done!
This is just a small vignette I put together using a few seashells my boys collected from the beach in Galveston, a mercury glass votive, and a dollar store candle holder.
I’m in the middle of giving my living room a cool yet cozy summer vibe. The plan is to design a space that makes me feel as if I’m on vacation in the South of France.
Stay tuned to see how it turns out.
Right now, you are probably laughing hysterically at how ridiculously simplistic this project is, or you are running out to find all the mason jars, sand, and candles.
Either way, I hope you enjoyed my super simple summer mason jar candle and be sure to scroll down below to find more ideas under ten dollar ideas.
Patina and Paint
Poofing the Pillows
The Purple Hydrangea
To Work With My Hands
Or maybe Spring is your thing. I would love to hear which season is your favorite and why.
As always I am your sister in paint
You might also enjoy reading my previous Ten on the 10th posts.