Glowing Mason Jar Luminaries DIY Christmas Tote

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do at Christmas time was to lie underneath the Christmas tree and stare up at the glowing colored lights.

Nine times out of ten, I’d drift off to sleep lying there, while visions of kiss cookies and Christmas presents danced in my head.

I’m too big to get under the tree now, so I came up with two easier ways to enjoy Christmas lights around the house.

Remember the breadboard shaped wood totes my husband I made?

I came up with a  red, Christmassy, mason jar version that looks like it came straight from the North Pole!

Glowing String Lights DIY ChristmasTote with Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils - www.knickoftime.net

I started with a freshmade tote (how-to tutorial HERE) and gave it a base coat of bright red paint.

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I whipped out my new Mistletoe Farms stencil and white paint, and the next thing I knew, I had twinkling mason jar luminaries that made me smile from ear to ear.

Glowing Mason Jars Luminaries | DIY Red ChristmasTote with Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils via www.knickoftime.net

This tote is available for purchase HERE (sold).

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The lights tucked between the mason jars and sprigs of evergreens cast the prettiest glow in the evening.

Glowing Mason Jars DIY Wood ChristmasTote with Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils - www.knickoftime.net

I’m using it as a centerpiece on my kitchen table, but the best part is, I can move it anywhere in the house that I desire some twinkling light ambiance!

Evergreens & Mason Jars DIY Wood ChristmasTote with Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils - www.knickoftime.net

Before I cleaned off my paint brushes, I decided I’d make a sign for my kitchen too.

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It took just a few minutes to make on an old piece of salvaged wood.

That’s the beauty of Vintage Sign Stencils.  You don’t have to come up with a fancy project that requires a lot of supplies.

Signs are super fast to make on any piece of wood.

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You can add hooks to them if you want to turn them into working signs.

I hung one of my old enamelware bowls on a hook and filled it with glittered snow ball ornaments with string lights tucked inside; the glowing lights make the glitter look like fresh snow.

I have to resist the urge not to have a snowball ornament fight with my family! 🙂

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Mistletoe Farms stencil is available HERE.

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  1. Sue Cummings says:

    Just love this idea! I am looking forward to working this into my kitchen…..it is a wonderful gift idea too. Thanks

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