DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece

There’s always a lot of excitement around here when we create a fun, simple DIY and I have to say I think that this is one of my favorites. Mason jars have certainly come a long way over the last few years. Or let’s say, uses for them. Certainly more than just for weddings and lest we forget, for canning fruits and vegetables. Remember we used to solely use them to preserve food? And I know, some areas of our country have always used them for drinks too. We in New England are a little slow to embrace anything new except for technology, so mason jars are not as popular up here like they are in the South and Midwest. When I called a few hardware stores and even grocery stores to check if they carried the limited edition blue mason jars, I might as well have been asking if they carried alien snack food. I’m not kidding. I got a lot of cricket noises or just plain old silence on the phone. All I can say is that we must have a little Southern in our blood because we LOVE mason jars and all the possibilities that they can be used for! Today is a perfect example of us using them for something other than preserving food and it’s not just for a wedding! They can certainly be used in other home decor as well. Added bonus? Super simple! Special thanks to Katherine Henry for taking such pretty pictures!

DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece

Here are the list of supplies (many of which are readily available at your local craft, hardware, grocery stores, or online):

  • 1 Mason Jar
  • 1 Baby Food Jar – yes, baby food. It’s a jar and super cute!
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Sharp knife
  • Black Chalkboard Spray Paint
  • Chalk
  • Baker’s Twine or other rustic twine
  • Candles

DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece supplies

Step One – Place a strip of the painter’s tape on the jars and draw a heart. Using your knife, cut around the heart and remove the excess tape, leaving the heart taped to the jar.

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Step Two – Take your jar and your spray paint to a well ventilated area (meaning outside) and spray the jar(s) evenly. (Notice Alexandra’s boots – we had a very wet, cold spring!!) Let the jars dry.  It won’t take long. Once dry, take the sharp point of your knife and carefully remove the painter’s tape heart. You can say ooooh and ahhhhh now ;)

DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece

Step Three – Once thoroughly dry, use the chalk to trace little dotted lines around the heart. Take the baker’s twine and wrap around the top part of the jar and you’re done!! Now you can place candles in the jars, or, an even better idea are those flameless candles that will last all night and be safe too!

DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece

Isn’t the baby food jar so adorable?

DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece

As you can see, this DIY is super simple and you can make a whole bunch of them in an afternoon. Mason jars can be found everywhere (only clear ones in our neck of the woods), but that’s what you need. And you’re going to have to find someone with a toddler for those baby food  jars. Unless of course you can get creative and make a special recipe with applesauce or strained carrots. Mmmmm….




  1. This is adorable! Can’t wait to try!

  2. Oh my gosh, I love this!! Great DIY.

  3. OMG I LOVE THIS. I wish I had seen it before i created my DIY Chalkboard Wedding Invites post ( < I'm going to have to add this tutorial as something to include in your very own chalkboard wedding. Amazing job, let me know if you want to collaborate sometime.

  4. So cute and unique, I love it!

  5. This is such a cute idea! I just featured it in my chalkboard project roundup :) Have a great weekend!

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

    • Alexandra says:

      Thank you so much, Katie!! We’re so happy you liked it and really appreciate you sharing it!! xoxo

  6. I absolutely LOVE these! Shared them on my FB page this morning :)

  7. So cute, simple and stunning at the same time!!!! Definately trying this one!!!!

  8. These chalkboard mason jar candle centerpieces are beautiful. I wanted to let you know I added them to a Valentine Chalkboard roundup I just posted on my site. I hope you can check it out. I attached the link. Have a great week!!


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