In just a few days, we get to host Thanksgiving dinner in our new house! Graham and I have been working hard to get the house in tip top shape and continue our remodeling projects while creating a warm, welcoming space for our family. Last week, I shared the pretty new linen fringe napkins that I sewed and embroidered for our Thanksgiving table and today I wanted to share a couple easy additions to complete the festive table setting!
My favorite part of the table are the simple DIY Mason Jar Luminaries! They were so easy to make and they add light and warmth to the table without candles.
You need only a few items to make your own Mason Jar Luminaries (affil links provided where available).
- Hudson Battery Operated String Lights (similar fairy lights here).
- Quart-size Mason Jar (you need one for each luminary)
- gray acrylic or chalk paint and a sponge brush
- (3- AAA batteries)
The string lights need little preparation, but you will need to add batteries to the battery pack, which unfortunately for this project, is clear. The battery color was visible inside the luminary jars, so I just gave the outer case a quick coat of chalk paint (which dries to a matte finish in a few minutes).
That’s it. Now it’ll blend right in. Load your string of lights into the mason jar, “fluffing” them around so that they fill out the jar nicely. Hold the battery pack towards the top of the jar and put the lid on. Tip the jar upside down and set it on its lid. The battery pack should rest at the bottom and the lights should be around and above the battery pack.
So pretty, right? Wait till you see your table glowing with these beauties! I finished off my table with [some] of the gold pumpkins that I collected from The Pumpkin Boutique this Fall. (So happy to continue using them throughout the season since I bought just about a hundred of them!!) I also added in a few small, white pumpkins (grocery store) and some adorable chalkboard name cards (from my local Jo-Ann.)
Are you all ready for Thursday? I still need to beat the grocery store rush and pick up some things for my side dishes! I hope your week is relaxing and full of yummy meal planning and crafting!
And, of course, my granny’s best yeast dinner rolls you’ll ever have! These are the real reason we make Thanksgiving dinner – lots and lots of rolls…and pumpkin pie!