Patriotic Luminaries

If you loved my original Epsom salt luminaries, you’ll love this simple patriotic craft. These patriotic luminaries are dressed in red, white, and blue and ready for your Fourth of July BBQ or Memorial Day gathering. They work as utensil holders by day and luminaries by night!

Patriotic Luminaries

Clean up your grill, its BBQ season my friends! With the Fourth of July fastly approaching, you’ll want these fun and easy patriotic luminaries for holding straws, utensils, and napkins during the day, and by night they’ll light up your backyard! Epsom salts are a great way to add texture to a surface to create a fun look that is out of the ordinary. These jars are super simple, using only four supplies.

What you’ll need to make Patriotic Luminaries

  • Mason jars
  • White craft glue
  • Epsom salt
  • Spray paint in gloss red, gloss white, and gloss blue

I like using Epsom salts because they are so inexpensive and readily available.

All you need are jars, white craft glue, Epsom salt and spray paint. That’s it! Just use the glue bottle to draw a star on the front of the jar, then press the wet glue star into Epsom salt. The salt will stick, now just let it dry, overnight is best.

Then spray paint. Done!

The white one looks different because it’s semigloss and the red and blue are gloss. Whoops! The store i went to was out of gloss and I guess I didn’t realize how stark the difference would be!

At any rate, this is a fun and easy project with impressive results. I wrote an article about using Epsom salts in your craft projects here if you’d like to take a look!

More Fourth of July and Memorial Day crafts you’d love!

Fourth of July Luminaries

Patriotic Parade Stick

Magazine Mosaic Flag

Recycled Patriotic Utensil Holders



This post was originally published on this blog on June 22, 2012.


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