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101 Days of Christmas: Etched Mason Jar Candle

Etched Mason Jar Candle {101 Days of Christmas at}

I really love etched glass projects because they’re relatively simple to do (especially with the Silhouette) but turn out so beautifully. So when I spotted a frosted candle jar like this at the store, my first thought was, “I could do that!” and I set out to try creating an etched mason jar candle.

If you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut, you can also cut vinyl by hand or look for a small decal you like on Etsy.


  • quart-sized mason jar, preferably with at least one smooth side
  • vinyl decal
  • etching cream*
  • foam brush
  • votive candle
  • twine, wire, or ribbon

*Be sure to read the directions and warnings on the etching cream before beginning, and always keep it out of reach of children.


Make sure your mason jar is clean and dry.

Prepare your decal using transfer paper and affix it to the glass jar, smoothing out any bubbles.

Cover the entire jar with the etching cream, using long, smooth strokes for even etching.

Let sit. (The jar says 5 minutes, but I’ve found that it really takes closer to 10-15.)

Rinse well, using a paper towel or rag, to wipe off all etching cream. Remove the vinyl sticker.

Once dry, add a candle and a bow around the neck, and you’re done! You now have a beautiful etched mason jar candle.

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