DIY Stenciled Fall Jar Candle Holder

September 20, 2016
Do you enjoy a craft challenge?
If you do I hope that you will stay awhile and also visit these six other bloggers,
listed at the end of this post to see how they took this Fall Jar challenge and created their own Fall decorative jars.
I would like to thank the Jar Store for generously providing us with these
64 oz. Anchor Heritage Hill Glass Jars.


I positively love the versatility of jars, and the endless possibilities that go along with customizing them. Such a perfect time of the year to customize and display them too.

Today I am super happy to share with you how I took this clear glass jar and stenciled it, added twine, metal ribbon and then tossed in a few pine cones along with a mercury votive candle to create this stenciled Fall jar candle holder. 
Then I placed it on a clear cake plate, tucked it into a natural wicker basket, added a few faux pumpkins, autumn leaves and wooden letters too. Sometimes just a little goes along way!

If you have a few hours to spare over the weekend you too can create this Fall Jar Candle holder.



And here are the 7 easy steps and a list of supplies to create your own stenciled DIY Fall jar candle holder.


  • 1.Jar or jars
  • 2.Spool of metal ribbon
  • 3.Twine or jute
  • 4.Stencil
  • 5.Acrylic paint
  • 6.Pine cones
  • 7.Votive candle
  • 8.Votive
  • 9.Paint brush

Step 1.  Select your size and style of jar.


Step 1. Working with Metal Ribbon is surprisingly easy and quite simple to fit to the rim of any jar.
Metal ribbon can be cut or bent to any length you like.
I measured first and then bent the metal ribbon for this project,and then tied the two pieces with twine to hold them together on the backside of the jar.


Step 3. After securing metal ribbon, add twine or jute around the metal ribbon and tie it off.


Step 4. When stenciling a jar begin first by taping desired stencil to jar and then apply one to two coats of acrylic paint.
Make certain to allow paint to dry in between applications.



Step 5. Paint knob on lid and wrap in twine.

Tape off knob with painters tape and paint knob. I used two coats of acrylic paint. After paint dries wrap with twine.


Step 6. Add small pine-cones to decorative jar, filling it about 1/2 full.


Step 7. Nestle Mercury glass votive candle holder into the pine-cones and add a votive candle.
(I use and recommend a flameless or LED votive candle for safety which can purchased at Walmart or most craft stores.)

For more DIY Fall jar inspiration please visit these amazing bloggers!

Click on the blog name or image to see more:

Garden Matter

At Home With Jemma

Garden Up Green

To Work With My Hands

Simple Nature Decor

Farmhouse 40


Thank you so much for joining us all today!


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  1. Hi Jemma,
    I love what you did with your jars. The stencil is so pretty and would look good any time of year. So nice working with you and all the ladies in this challenge.

  2. I love this Jemma - I would have never thought to stencil glass and I love that metal ribbon. The texture is the best. Awesome job and it's always so fun to work with you. Welcome back and hope you enjoy a beautiful day.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  3. I love the metal ribbon. I've never seen that before. I'll have to grab some. Oh the possibilities! I really liked the stenciling. It really personalizes your jar. Love it!

  4. I love the stencil on your jar Jemma! Very creative but still functional. Looks very pretty in your vignette. Have a wonderful day.

  5. I love that metal ribbon and the stencil is gorgeous! What a fun idea. :)

    Are you home yet?

  6. Good morning, Jemma! I love how your jar turned out! The metal ribbon is really cool! What fun!

  7. I love that metal ribbon too. That is so cool. Love how the jar came out. Beautiful job Jemma.

  8. This is a really pretty idea. The metal ribbon looks great with the jar.

  9. Such a cute idea! I love the wired ribbon! You did a beautiful job, and your instructions are very detailed. Thanks for sharing, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  10. What a fun DIY. I had not seen the wired ribbon before.

  11. I love giving a jar a makeover. Good job!

  12. Creative and cute! Happy Tuesday ♥

  13. I am a huge fan of stenciled items, Jemma and this is so pretty!!

  14. Very pretty, Jemma, and a great idea. I love jars, too. And that metal ribbon especially appeals to me!

  15. I just love jars too! These are all great ideas. Fun fun. Sheila

  16. Looks a great idea, and such a clear how to guide.

    All the best Jan

  17. Well I'll join the applause of metal ribbon! This is new to me, but I'm so intrigued now. I absolutely love how you used so many elements to create your decor. It really keeps the eyes moving to take it all in. Those letters are awesome too!
    Fantastic job, Jemma, and as always - a true delight to work with you again!

  18. Oooo, how pretty, Jemma. So many cute things you can put in these jars. I love how you filled one with pine cones. And Autumn is just not the same without an orange pumpkin here and there. Love your mini ones. :)

    love, ~Sheri

  19. I love this ideas of adding stencil, there are endless possibilities with stencils. Very pretty, I miss talking with you, wish we can talk more,

  20. I love this ideas of adding stencil, there are endless possibilities with stencils. Very pretty, I miss talking with you, wish we can talk more,

  21. Good morning dearest Jemma! How I wish I had the time to enjoy the fun with all of you. Looking wonderful!

  22. Hmmmm Jars... I have a few ideas!! Love yours! xo K

  23. So pretty, Jemma! I'm afraid I'm not crafty at all, so I will just have to enjoy looking at the beautiful things you make.

  24. I love the newly candle holder in your kitchen! Good works every time!


  25. pretty! Love the idea of stencil. I just need to take more time at being crafty. I love doing things but just seem to never have the extra time. You are so CRAFTY though.....Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  26. Oooo ... I love these glass jars! You made it into such a beautiful display Jemma! Great idea with the Celtic styled stencil. I've not seen metal ribbon, but it looks so cool. I like it paired with the jute. Thanks for the tutorial!

  27. I have one of those jars and it is perfect for so many things. I love how you decorated it. That metal ribbon is so much fun.

  28. Jemma what fun a blogger challenge! I too love glass jars and also wow that metal ribbon. Well my Virgo sister I truly know for sure you are the Queen of Crafts! You create beauty and make it look easy.

  29. Count me in as loving that metal ribbon! Such a fun challenge because let's face it...who doesn't love jars?!


  30. Count me in as loving that metal ribbon! Such a fun challenge because let's face it...who doesn't love jars?!


  31. Jars are so versatile and I love how your stencil ing turned out.😍

  32. You did a great job with making over the jar Jemma. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

  33. Jemma,
    All of these jar projects are the cutest. I have some metal ribbon and now some thoughts about how to use it. Thank you for joining Monday Social.


  34. This looks so easy Jemma! Great job! Mimi xxx

  35. Oh my goodness, this is lovely. I didn't know about the metal ribbon. Love this and I need to look for some. Thank you so much for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. Love that you joined, have a lovely week.

  36. Oh my gosh...I just love these!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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