DIY Glitter Mason Jar Chandelier

diy glitter mason jar chandelier

For our Love Is Oh So Sweet Outdoor Anniversary Celebration I created a glitter mason jar chandelier which was by far our favorite part of the styled shoot.  Those walking around the park where the shoot was held seemed to be impressed as well (patting myself on the back). This is an easy project and can be used for many occasions. I loved having an outdoor space to highlight the new crafty glitter mason jar display and I envision it at weddings, backyard soiree’s and even inside for smaller parties.  This DIY is an easy one that gets slightly messy but worth it.

diy glitter mason jar chandelier

DIY Glitter Mason Jar Chandelier

Supplies:  Spray adhesive, plenty of glitter, mason jars, ribbon, gloves & a space to get messy.

The How-To:

  1. Begin by spraying adhesive on the outside of the mason jar. The spray adhesive does not require a thick coat, a thinly sprayed coat is sufficient. This adhesive means business; make sure you are working on a surface that is allowed to get slightly sticky. I highly recommend you wear gloves or you will have layers of glitter glued to your hands.
  2. Once you’ve coated your jar with the adhesive it’s time to pour on the glitter. The glitter will easily adhere to the sprayed area but to be safe be generous when pouring the glitter.
  3. After the mason jar has been covered with glitter roll it in your hands to remove the excess. The jar looks beautiful with a thick layer of glitter on it but before use you are going to want to make sure all the ‘extra glitter’ is gone. Rolling the mason jar gives it a smoother look as well.

To create the chandelier I used gold glitter ribbon and hung each jar with wire from different levels. Add in tea lights and enjoy an outdoor display or create this mason jar chandelier for all sorts of fun occasions!

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24 Responses to "DIY Glitter Mason Jar Chandelier"

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  1. Mary Coules

    October 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Love this! It looks amazing! What a crafty lady you are my sweet friend! xoxo

  2. Carrie, A Sweet Spot: Home

    October 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Love this! I’m so happy that you’re getting such a great response! Good luck with the shoot this weekend!

  3. peggy jackson

    January 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Awesome looking!!!!!!!

  4. Dorris Maynard

    January 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I was wondering that since you are spraying the glitter on the outside and when you handle it I could see it flaking off a little bit so could I spray on the inside of the jar instead? I know you might not be as pretty but just wondering. Beautiful jars!!!!

    • Melissa

      January 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      I’m not sure how it would work, I’ve painted mason jars from the inside and that worked great!
      Best of luck! Thanks for the comment. ;)

    • Kelly Breedlove

      January 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Possibly though, might not be a good idea in this case to do the inside as the adhesive glue and glitter are highly flammable, they could catch fire from the candles.

      • Melissa

        January 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

        I was thinking that would be a possiblity too. Kinda scary!

      • Roivon Evans-MOoore

        January 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

        You could also use the battery-operated tea-light candles. Seems much safer to me.

  5. Cassie

    January 5, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I used a liquid clear adhesive poured it inside the jar put the lid on ashook it to coat the entire inside of the jar then poured the glitter in and shook it till it was all coated and viola it looks just as good if it was on the outside and I won’t get glitter all over the place.

    • Melissa

      January 5, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

  6. Carissa

    January 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    love! what a fun idea!

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  8. Nicola Houghton

    November 13, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Love it cant wait to make more an get more of yours

  9. Jacqueline

    November 17, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Hi. Lovely idea. Can you tell me best place to buy the Adhesive ? And the name of it.? Thanks

    • Melissa

      November 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I prefer 3M products which can be found almost anywhere :)

  10. carol mart

    November 19, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks a neat idea.

    • Melissa

      November 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks so much! :)

  11. Deanne

    November 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I like this idea, but you listed Modge Podge, sponge brush, an a sealer. You didn’t mention these in your directions. Please explain.

    • Melissa

      November 24, 2013 at 7:55 am

      I believe you thinking of my DIY letters. Those items are not used in this project or listed. Happy crafting!

  12. sherry ryan

    December 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I’m going to try hese, maybe a spray sealant would solve the glitter all over the place issue

  13. Jen Griffith

    January 20, 2014 at 4:08 am

    U could put inside if u use the battery operated flicker candles dollar store pack of 2 $1.00 and they last days..

  14. Danni

    June 13, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Were you able to clean and re-use these? I’d like to use the jars I already have, but don’t want them to not be ruined for future use. Thoughts?

    • Melissa

      June 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      I made them for this use only so no, they weren’t able to be used for something different. If different supplies for adhesive were used it might allow for reuse. Thanks for the blog love and question.

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