Looking for an easy and quick Christmas DIY idea using mason jars? Check out this quick tutorial on painting your mason jars!
Red & White DIY Christmas Mason Jars
I love this time of year, Christmas time. It’s time to dust off the mason jars, glitter and all things Christmas crafts. Recently I shared an Elf on the Shelf Welcome breakfast I created for the boys.
In this idea, I used red & white mason jars that I made in just a few hours. While walking around Hobby Lobby (my therapy), I came up with the idea to add the mason jars to my tablescape design.
You can create this same idea for your Christmas table or as a decor item around your home.
Here’s how to put together this easy Christmas craft:
Put about two coats of white paint on each mason jar. You want to make sure you evenly spread the paint around. Allow them to dry for at least an hour. If you want to ensure they are thoroughly dry, allow up to three hours for drying. However, I left my jars out in the warm sun, and they were ready to go in about an hour.
After the mason jars are dry, wrap a piece of painter’s tape around the bottom of the jar. Then repeat this step again, but adding the second piece of tape towards the top. You can get a ruler and measure how far apart you want your stripes to be, or just guesstimate!
Using red paint, paint in between the two pieces of tape only.
Once my jars were fully dry, I peeled off the painters tape. Because of the paint (or possibly the tape), some of the paint had leaked out from under the tape. This caused the jars to look a hot mess. So, I decided just to paint the whole bottom half of each jar with red paint.
Choosing to paint the entire bottom red worked out much better for the look I wanted.
I added a few peppermint balls made out of styrofoam (picked up from Hobby Lobby), and this quick, and easy decor idea is complete. As I mentioned earlier, this is a such a versatile idea that you can do a lot of things with it, including going with different colors.
Be sure to check out my elf on the shelf idea and how I used these mason jars in that tablescape.
What are some of your favorite things to make using mason jars? Leave me a comment below and let me know!