I have never seen so many crafts made with Mason jars as I did toward the beginning of Spring of 2018. I wanted to start a hobby and I began to do some crafting projects that were fun and easy to make, which allowed me to experience firsthand, that finding joy in your life does not have to be complicated. Below, I will share with you two crafts made with Mason Jars; the first, Mason jar floral arrangements, and the second, Mason jar tissue holders. These are simple, step-by-step instructions so you will be able to make these yourself. Hobbies help to give us purpose and meaning. Additionally, if you give one away as a gift, it will bring a smile to their face, and you feel the joy of crafting come to life.
Mason Jar Floral Arrangements
There are so many projects you can make with mason jars. I use them all over my craft room. I especially like to make floral arrangements for centerpieces or to just give them away as gifts. These particular jars were made to give that distressed vintage look.
Supplies Needed for Mason Jar Floral Arrangements
- Mason Jars (however many you want to make)
- Paints – any color (I used chalk paint to distress)
- Rubbing Alcohol (for wiping outside clean)
- Paper towel or spare rag
- Sponge Paint Brush (I used a makeup sponge)
- Sand Paper (light grit)
- Flowers/Greenery for the centerpiece
- Ribbon (to use for a bow or to go around the rim)
- Hot glue gun or craft glue
- Rubber band or pipe cleaner (to bind your flowers together)
Instructions for Mason Jar Floral Arrangements
First, wipe your jars down with a little alcohol to make sure they are dust-free. If you just opened the case, you can skip this step.
Second, paint a light coat all on the outside and around the rim. I usually turn mine upside down to let them dry. Let them dry for a couple of hours or to the touch.
Third, repeat the second step. If you are comfortable with the coverage, then let it dry for 24 -48 hours. If you want to paint another coat, just make sure it’s dry first, then let dry for 24-48 hours.
Fourth, when the jars are fully dry, take the light grit sandpaper and rough a few places up, like shown, for that vintage distressed look. You can do this however much or little you want.
Fifth, take your ribbon, cord, or whatever you want to use for the decoration and glue it around the rim, and then you can glue a bow on as well. If you use a hot glue gun, be sure to watch your fingers, as it can surely burn you.
Lastly, bundle the flowers into a small bunch and take a rubber band or pipe cleaner and bind them together. Once you place them in the jar, you may need to bend some of the stems or petals. Or, you may want to hot glue a few leaves or petals to the edge of the rim so they don’t move. That is just your preference. Enjoy!
Mason Jar Tissue Holders
We all need a tissue once in a while, especially during allergy season. These “Bless You” Mason jars are also quite easy to make. You can place these on your desk in the office or on an end-table in your living room. It would be a cute gift for a sick friend to let them know you care about them.
Supplies Needed for Mason Jar Tissue Holders
- Mason Jars (However many you want to make)
- Paints – any color (I used a gloss acrylic paint)
- Rubbing Alcohol (for wiping inside clean)
- Paper towel or spare rag
- Tissues (to put inside)
- Labels (Bless You – these were made by the Cricut with viny)
Instructions for Mason Jar Tissue Holders
First, wipe down jars inside to make sure they are dust or grit-free.
Second, shake or stir your paint until mixed well. Pour a good amount into your jar. Swirl around, making sure to cover all areas. pour the excess back into your paint or put in a cup with a top to save.
Third, place your jar somewhere you can tilt it or place it on a rack upsidedown. Let drain and dry for 48 hours.
Fourth, place your labels in the front or back, or both center(s).
Lastly, fill with tissues. Enjoy!
These crafts made with Mason jars are some of the greatest I’ve made to give away as gifts. They can bring the joy of crafting to life. If you have any questions that I can help you with, please leave me a comment, and I’d love to help you.
God bless you on your journey to JOY:
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