I love Christmas time and the holiday season! Decorating and making homemade crafts is one of my favorite things to do. Which is why I love these mason jars! They are easy to make, fairly quick, and completely customizable. You can choose the colors and the ‘window’ designs to match your home/existing decor and then fill them with a variety of items. Some ideas of what to put inside: small ornaments, glitter, Christmas lights, candles, holly berries, candy, seasonal treats, and/or use as a flower vase. The possibilities really are endless.
1- Use a Cricut to make the vinyl cut outs. Place the vinyl firmly on the jar and then peel back the wrapper so the vinyl is exposed.
Note- The photograph below was used on the last mason jar craft I did, (fall mason jars) which is why you see a leaf. For these Christmas jars the cut outs were a tree, an ornament, and a star.
2- Paint the outside and bottom of the jar completely. You’ll paint over the vinyl sticker with chalk paint.
3- Let the paint dry well before adding another coat—if necessary. If you want to do a glitter jar, then please stop here and read the instructions below.
4. Once completely dry, peel off the vinyl carefully.
5- Add string, or ribbon around the mouth of the jar if desired.
6- Fill the jar with whatever your heart desires. I put these flameless candles in mine.
Then I placed my jars on a centerpiece.
Instructions for the Glitter Jar
First, complete steps 1-3 listed above.
Next, spray a painted jar (this one was painted gray) with adhesive glue spray and immediately roll it in glitter.
Once the glue/glitter is dry, peel off the vinyl.
Most likely some glitter will spread. But as you can see, despite the glitter spreading, you’ll still be able to see the design! I love the look of the sparkling star jar.
Now continue on with step 5.
Vinyl cut out with a Cricut or similar
string, ribbon, and or other embellishments for the mouth of the jars
Something to put inside the jars. There ideas in first paragraph of post. I used these flameless candles sizes 2″, 3″, and 4″.
Centerpiece that will hold large candles- If you don’t have one, and can’t find one to purchase, you could make one. I have a tutorial here on how to make a centerpiece with candle holders. You’ll need to modify it, but it will work for this craft.
Finally I added a matching Santa next to the centerpiece. And I’m now enjoying the finished project.