Are you looking for an inexpensive craft idea for the holidays?If so, you’re in the right place! Re-use items you already have in your home to make this craft. For a simple craft idea that children or adults can do, you can make this simple mason jar candle holder centerpiece for your table. Not only does this work well for Christmas, but it would also be festive for St. Patrick’s Day!

DIY Mason Jar Candle Holder

For a thrifty craft idea, add green decor to your home by re-using items you already have in your home. If you have a mason jar and leftover tissue paper from an old gift, this craft is easy to do!


First, collect everything you need. You should have at least two different colors of tissue paper. Cut the tissue paper into small squares, about one inch across. Whether you tear the squares or cut them precisely, make them look similar in size and texture.

Double check that you have the other supplies. For the candle holder, you can use any size mason jar. Since I already had a small mason jar, re-using it added an eco-friendly and budget-savvy touch to the project. To decorate the jar, you will use Mod Podge.

With a few simple supplies, you can great a DIY St. Patrick's Day candle holder. Use a mason jar, Mod Podge, and tissue paper to make a beautiful centerpiece for your home. This festive decor will bring a fun celebratory spirit to your home.

Even though you can buy tissue paper at the store, go green this St. Patrick’s Day and save tissue paper from old gifts. Re-using items makes this a budget-savvy craft.

Start with one side of the mason jar first. Paint the the Mod Podge on the jar. I used a paintbrush, but you can use a variety of paint tools to apply it. Then, layer the green squares. When you press each one down, check that they adhere to the jar. Usually, the Mod Podge soaks through the tissue paper well enough that even after layering two or three squares, the tissue paper stays on well.

By re-using your old tissue paper, you can make a beautiful St. Patrick's Day candle centerpiece for your table. Work in small sections to make your candle holder look good.

Working in small sections will help keep your jar neat. Try out your ideas on one side of the jar before working on the rest.

After practicing on one side, go all the way around the jar. Add Mod Podge to each section and layer the tissue paper. You can add multiple layers to make a variety of shades, but double check that you leave some spaces lighter to allow the light to shine through.

When you completely cover the jar with the tissue paper, apply a layer of Mod Podge over the entire jar. Doing an additional layer will make the tissue paper firmly stay in place.

You can use Mod Podge to make a beautiful St. Patrick's Day candle holder. Layer it over tissue paper for a gorgeous result.

Apply a second layer of Mod Podge to the entire jar.

Finally, let your mason jar dry completely. Around an hour later, the Mod Podge will dry completely clear. Place a small tea light candle inside. To keep the jar from getting too hot, I only light the candle for a short amount of time. You can also buy additional accessories – including a wire candle holder to elevate the candle –  for your DIY Mod Podge green tissue paper mason jar candle holder.

With a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful DIY St. Patrick's Day mason jar candle holder. by Theresa's Reviews

With a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful DIY Mod Podge Green Tissue Paper Candle Holder. Pin this idea to save it for later!

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37 Responses

  1. Norine

    Awesome! I will definitely be making this and I’m sure my 16 year old will be wanting to do one for her boyfriend!

  2. Janel Berchielli

    What a fun activity everyone can participate in. I love the fact that now a days many buy those fake candles which pose little risk for anything catching on fire!

  3. karen

    Such an easy DIY to celebrate St. Paddys Day! And – you could really use any colors of tissue paper for any type of decor you’d like! Love this craft!

  4. lisa

    What a cute and easy craft for St. Patrick’s Day! I could even have the kids help cut out paper and make it a family project!

  5. Tereza

    These are so simple yet so incredibly cute! Love how these have turned out, they would look lovely on a dinner table with lots of clover themed biscuits and a green cocktail! x

  6. Silvia

    I seriously love your DIYs especially anything that has do with candles or making the house smell great! This looks simple enough to make.

  7. Heather

    What a fun idea! And something that won’t break me while doing it with my kids 🙂 Definitely going on our St. Patrick’s Day celebration list!

  8. Robin Rue

    This is so adorable! It is definitely easy enough that I could make something like this.

  9. Amanda Love

    How adorable and easy is this candle holder! I love the colors, they’re perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a fun craft to do with the kids.

  10. CourtneyLynne

    Omg what a cute candle holder!!!! I bet my daughter would love to make one of these with me!

  11. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Awesome! I love your Simple DIY St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holder because it is so easy to do that I can encourage my 4 year old niece to do this for St. Paddy’s! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Reesa Lewandowski

    What a simple DIY project!! You could really do this for any of the holidays too and it’s so frugal!!

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