Learn how to make an easy DIY Safflower Seed Luminary in this easy fall craft. It makes a festive centerpiece or fireplace mantle decor.
Fall time is when so many of us start feeling crafty. Since always have mason jars on hand, I love finding new uses for them, including easy crafts.
Making luminaries is so much fun! Last year, I made Halloween Luminaries with mason jars. This year, I needed something a little simpler that could be used throughout fall.
These simple mason jar centerpieces use safflower seeds to give the luminary a warm feel. And you can customize the ribbon to the colors of your home’s decor if you’d like.
You can use a real tea light candle if you’ll be watching it very closely. However, I recommend using battery operated tea lights for this project as they’re a safer choice.
Fall Safflower Seed Mason Jar Luminary Craft
- Begin by filling your mason jar ¾ of the way full of safflower seed. Insert the battery operated votive, which is safer for this project than a real votive.
- Wrap the burlap ribbon of your choice around the mouth of the jar. Tighten to fit, cut off any extra, and secure to the jar with hot glue. Feel free to add your own fall embellishments such as silk leaves or faux acorns. Just use a dab of glue and press the accent piece to the ribbon or jar until secure.
- To use your safflower seed luminary, simply turn on the candle and place it back into the seed.