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.
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.