DIY Silhouette Candle Jars

I have tons of extra mason jars laying around, and the other day I thought “These could be so cute if I gave them a little makeover!” So I did! With just a few stickers and a quick coat of spray paint, these plain mason jars became super cute silhouette candle jars.

Cute idea to turn mason jars into DIY candle jars, all you need are stickers and spray paint!

These candle jars are so easy to make, and you can make them for any holiday or season, or just to match the colors of your decor! You can use snowflake stickers and white spray paint for Christmas, or flower stickers and bright colors for spring; they’re so versatile!

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DIY Silhouette Candle Jars

Here’s what you need:

  • plain mason jars
  • stickers, or adhesive vinyl and something to cut it with (scissors, an X-acto knife, a Silhouette cutting machine, a Cricut, etc.)
  • painter’s tape
  • spray paint
DIY Silhouette Candle Jars

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut adhesive vinyl into the shape of maple leaves, but you can use scissors or an X-acto knife if you don’t have a cutting machine. Or you can use stickers if you can find them in the shape that you want.

Place the stickers on the jars, and cover the threads with painter’s tape so you can put the lids back on later. Or you can skip this part if you don’t plan to put the lids back on. (Either way, make sure you don’t put the lids on while the candles are burning!)

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Turn the jars upside down and give the whole jar a light coat of spray paint. You want the insides of the jar to stay clear, so be sure your jars are upside down so that no paint gets inside while you spray!

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Once the jars are dry, carefully remove the stickers and tape from each jar, and you’re done! Put a tea light candle or votive candle in each jar, light them, and enjoy!

Cute idea to turn mason jars into DIY candle jars, all you need are stickers and spray paint!
Cute idea to turn mason jars into DIY candle jars, all you need are stickers and spray paint!
Cute idea to turn mason jars into DIY candle jars, all you need are stickers and spray paint!

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mason jar candle holders spray painted in gold with leaf-shaped unpainted area to see candle through

How To Make Silhouette Candle Jars

5 from 1 vote
Make your own silhouette jars with mason jars, vinyl, and some spray paint! Add a candle to make a gorgeous flickering mason jar silhouette luminaries for any occasion!
Active Time 30 minutes
Waiting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 1 silhouette jar
Cost $8



  • Using your Cricut or Silhouette, cut out a solid shape to use as your "silhouetted item" from a piece of adhesive vinyl.
    supplies for making silhouette jars—mason jars, spray paint, adhesive vinyl stencils, and painters tape
  • Place the vinyl stickers on a clean mason jar, and add painters tape around the threads at the top to protect them from paint.
    mason jars with adhesive vinyl stickers on them and painter's tape around threads to make silhouette jars
  • Turn the jar upside down on top of a drop cloth or piece of cardboard and spray the entire outside of the jar with a light, even coat of paint. Add a second coat if needed to fully cover the entire jar.
    upside down mason jar with spray paint on it, becoming a silhouette candle jar
  • Once the paint is completely dry, carefully remove the painter's tape and the adhesive vinyl sticker. Place a tea light candle inside the silhouette jar, light it, and you're done!
    three mason jar silhouette luminaries with tea light candles inside that show through a leaf-shaped silhouette hole in the paint

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Jae says

    5 years ago

    this looks amazing! could I just check: what sort of stickers do you use? the stickers i tried do not peel off the jar nicely 🙁

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      4 years ago

      I used indoor adhesive vinyl (also sometimes called removable) as a stencil, and it peeled up pretty nicely!

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