How to Make a Fun and Easy Prism Candle with Mason Jars


Need some new mood lighting? We’ve got you covered with this DIY prism candle from mason jars. What we have here is a tutorial for a prism candle holder which makes a prism candle–a fantastic decor lighting idea you won’t have to spend big bucks on. With this simple mason jar craft, your light will take on a brand new shape! So what are you waiting for? Read on and let’s get started!

You Will Need to

  • Mason jar
  • Round glass decorative elements
  • e3600 glue (or any glue rated for affixing to glass)
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Tea light
  • Lighter
  • Brushes


Step 1. Apply Glue to Mason Jar

Take your E3600 glue and apply in small patches to the surface of the mason jar in a well-ventilated area with your brush.

Apply glue to a small area on the jar, working from the base of the lid downward.

Step 2. Apply Glass to Mason Jar

Add glass elements over the glue. Take your time planning out the design, as some round glass elements may be bigger than others.

Once the area is dry, move on to the next, slowly covering the body of the mason jar. This process took me a few hours, so no rush!

Step 3. Finishing Touches

You can add your own decor on the lid of the mason jar or you can do tie this simple ribbon with a rustic charm to it. You can make a DIY candle too, to put inside the prism candle holder. Place the candle inside, light it up, and voila! A lovely prism candle which you can also make into a prism candle lantern. So cool