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DIY Painted Mason Jar Candle Holders with Cricut Heart Cut-Outs

Add a little romance to your home this Valentine’s with simple chalky painted mason jar candle holders using vinyl heart cut outs from Cricut.

mason jar candle holder

Romantic Chalky Painted Mason Jar Candle Holders

There are so many heart designs to choose from within the Design Space template gallery! After a quick search, we chose this simple heart silhouette for our mason jar candle holder. We wanted something that would let a lot of light out from the votive. Of course, if you don’t have a Cricut, you could opt for simply distressing the chalky painted mason jar like we did with these beachy mason jar cantainers.

In our experience, chalky paint is one of the best paints to use on glass since it provides great coverage, has a matte finish and won’t peel away when you use tape or vinyl to create patterns. Other paints that work well are multi surface paints but those leave a shiny finish. You can see the difference with these Christmas elf and snowman painted jars. Don’t use an acrylic paint for this project because the paint will peel off when you pick off the vinyl cut outs:(

pretty mason jar candle holder

If it’s mason jar crafts you’re looking for, check out these fun ideas to get you inspired!

Materials Needed for making a Mason Jar Lantern:

supply list for mason jar candle holder

Video Tutorial:

Instructions for making a Valentines Day candle holder:

Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using.

Cutting out the Vinyl Hearts

On a blank Design Space canvas, select images and type #MBFF673E to insert the Heart Silhouette images on to your canvas.

search template in design soace

Resize the heart silhouettes to 2.25″ wide.

screenshot of heart template resized

Duplicate the heart images two times to have a total of three.

screenshot of heart design duplicated

Select “Make It” in Design Space.

screenshot of Cricut Maker mat

Set material type to Premium Vinyl. Follow prompts for loading mat into Maker and cutting the premium vinyl. When cut is complete, unload mat from the Maker.

cricut maker cutting heart template

Remove the premium vinyl from the mat. Cut around each heart silhouette image with a pair of scissors.

Adhering the vinyl heart cut outs on glass

cut around vinyl

Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the vinyl-cut images and discard.

use weeding tool to remove excess vinyl

Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the silhouette heart image.

use weeding tool to remove excess vinyl

Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape over top of the vinyl image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
Peel away the Premium Vinyl backing, leaving the hearts adhered to the transfer tape.
Working on one side at a time, position the hearts and transfer tape on to the smooth side of a mason jar and press in place just below the middle of the jar.

use transfer tape to place vinyl cut outs

Press the vinyl hearts down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the glass jar. Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl heart design on the jar.

Similarly, position the other vinyl hearts on two other flat sides of the mason jar and repeat above steps for removing the transfer tape. We opted to apply three heart designs in total, leaving the textured side of the jar untouched.

adhere the vinyl cutouts to mason jar

Painting over the vinyl hearts on the mason jar

Using a medium sized paintbrush, apply Americana Chalky Finish in Reminisce over the surface of the jar including the vinyl hearts. DO NOT use an acrylic paint for this project because the paint will peel off when you pick off the vinyl cut outs. You can always test out the paint before starting.

paint mason jar using chalky paint

Allow it to fully dry before applying a second coat of paint.

apply coat of chalky paint to mason jar over vinyl

Once dry, use the weeding tool to pick away and peel off the vinyl heart shapes and discard.

use weeder to remove vinyl hearts

To finish, tie a piece of twine around the neck of the mason jar.

mason jar candle holder

Fill the jar with a votive candle, light the candle and enjoy some romance, XO. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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DIY Painted Mason Jar Candle Holders with Cricut Heart Cut-Outs

Jane and Sonja
Add a little romance to your home this Valentine’s with simple chalky painted mason jar candle holders using vinyl heart cut outs from Cricut.
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Materials
  

  • Design Space Heart Silhouettes Template #MBFF673F
  • Cricut Maker with Fine Point Blade
  • Standard grip mat
  • Cricut Premium Vinyl Removable (in any color as it will be discarded, we used silver)
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Mason Jar 16oz with lid
  • Scissors
  • Cricut Weeder
  • DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Chalk Paint in Reminisce
  • Paintbrush
  • Twine
  • Votive candle

Instructions
 

  • Search #MBFF673E in Design Space to upload Heart Silhouette image.
  • Resize the heart silhouettes to 2.25″ wide.
  • Set material type to Premium Vinyl.
  • Remove the premium vinyl from the mat. Cut around each heart silhouette image with a pair of scissors.
  • Use the weeding tool to peel away excess vinyl.
  • Place the transfer tape over top of the vinyl image.
  • Position the hearts and transfer tape on to the smooth side of a mason jar.
  • Press the vinyl hearts down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the glass jar.
  • Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl heart design on the jar. Repeat with other vinyl cut outs.
  • Apply Chalky Finish in Reminisce over the surface of the jar including the vinyl hearts.
  • Once dry, use the weeding tool to pick away and peel off the vinyl heart shapes and discard.
  • Tie a piece of twine around the neck of the mason jar and fill jar with a votive candle.
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