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DIY Mason Jar Project for Christmas

This mason jar project was a lot of fun for Rosa. She really enjoyed cutting and painting the Mod Podge glue. I am really happy with the results, festive jars for a really low price.

For this project, you will need one clean mason jar. I used Miracle Whip jars since they don’t have any embossing, which would make things difficult. Also, colored tissue paper, Mod Podge, glue, a paintbrush and any embellishments that you might want to add.

I let Rosa make a decoupage jar (the one all the way to the right). First I cut red, white and green tissue paper into a variety of different sized squares (older children can do this with supervision). I placed a couple of fingers inside the jar to hold it, then Rosa applied the Mod Podge glue to the outside of the jar with a paint brush, then she applied the tissue paper. It is okay if the squares overlap. After she finished, she went over the jar and filled in the gaps and around the edges of the top and bottom of the jar. We created a smooth edge by applying the tissue paper, then applying a layer of glue over the paper, up to the edge, the paper will tear easily at the (top or bottom) edge.

After all of the paper is applied, go over the whole jar again with another layer of glue. Let that dry and apply another layer of glue.

You can place Christmas lights, a real tea light candle or a battery operated tea light in the jar for display.

I was inspired by a combination of two blogs to create this Santa Jar. I saw these awesome Halloween Jars on Not So Idle Hands Blog. Then on Crafts by Amanda’s blog, she posted some creative Glittery Santa Belly Jars.

I applied strips of red tissue paper, with a black ribbon and a piece of gold pipe cleaner. I had to use a glue gun to attach the pipe cleaner.

I used white tissue paper for the last jar. I applied silver glitter and snowflake stickers.

If you make this with your family, please be sure to share a link or your image on our social media.  We would love to see it.  
Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.