Disclosure: I was provided these Mason Jars for this post by Consumer Crafts but all ideas and opinions are my own.
It was a fun one but it’s almost time to say
bye bye goodbye to summer! (You can tell I am the mother of very small children because my brain automatically typed “bye bye”!) The end of summer means Back To School, Fall, And Halloween! Time for teacher gifts and replace summer decor with fall and Halloween! And hopefully cooler weather. I had fun doing Mason Jar crafts for all 3 of these occasions. How versatile are Mason Jars, right?
My little man had his first day at his special preschool program on Monday. I wanted to send the teacher something to start the new year to show how much I appreciate what she’ll be doing this year- and yes, for giving mama a break. (Props to all you teachers out there- you’re changing the world!) I turned this cute Mason Jar into a supply caddy but it would also make a great candy jar!
To Make the DIY Teacher Gift:
1. Spray paint Mason jar in Cherry Red by Krylon and let dry.
2. With an Elmer’s black paint pen trace over the raised “Ball” lettering and let dry.
3. With Silhouette cut “Have a This Year” in vinyl color of your choice. You can also purchase stickers if you do not have a Silhouette. Either letters need to be about .75 inches tall to fit the jar.
4. Place letters on jar so that the sentiment “Have a BALL This Year” is spelled out.
5. I used green twine to wrap around the brim of the jar. I hot glued one end to the center of the back of the jar and wrapped the twine round and round the top of the jar until it was covered and trimmed it at the back center of the jar and hot glued it again.
6. I dressed it up by adding a bejeweled apple to the front center of the jar. The apple came in a package of 3D scrapbook stickers. I hot glued it so it didn’t come off. You could also use a bus, books, chalk board etc.
7. Add supplies or candy of your choice.
So cute! His teacher absolutely loved it and it was so simple to make!
I am already seeing beautiful fall blooms and decor in the stores so I got the idea to make a fall centerpiece for either my table or mantle. (I’m still deciding on it’s home!)
To Make the DIY Fall Centerpiece:
1. I spray painted my jar in Copper Metallic by Rustoleum and let dry. (I absolutely heart this color!)
2. I trimmed the rim of the jar in evenly spaced adhesive orange rhinestones by David Tutera. (The same ones I used for these DIY trinket boxes.)
3. I hot glued a sparkly gold foam craft leaf to the front center of the jar. You should be able to find these or something similar in the fall craft section or you could use a silk leaf.
4. I then hot glued a small bundle of a wheat stalk and other plastic fall greenery to the foam leaf.
5. To finish it off I wrapped a bit of twine around the middle of the jar and tied a cute bow in the front.
6. Flowers from the grocery store trimmed to fit complete this easy but gorgeous fall centerpiece.
I confess I was so proud of myself on this one and it’s become one of the favorite things I’ve made. I may make more!
And of course fall also means a spooktakular Halloween!
To Make This DIY Halloween Decor:
1. Spray paint your jar in either chalkboard paint or a flat black. If you use chalkboard you can write things like “Boo”. The finish needs to be flat as I don’t think gloss will have the same effect.
2. I used adhesive purple and while polka dot ribbon to trim the rim. I thought the purple was a nice match for the black. I love the adhesive ribbon ALMOST as much as washi tape. So cute and versatile!
3. 3 vintage style 3D Halloween stickers make the front of the jar pop. I bought a package of every style they had at the craft store! Both adorable and gorgeous designs. (Yes, Halloween can be gorgeous! Haha!) I also recommend hot gluing these so they don’t come off. Which er, I forgot to do with this one until after the picture. But do as I say not as I crafty do! 😉
4. Finally I added this foil “bouquet” from the craft section. ($1.75 on sale.) You could also add orange flowers or black feathers etc. to make it your own.
I honestly think Mason Jar Crafts are my favorite. As you can see, you can do so much with them and each of these were easy peasy and only took about 20 minutes to do including painting. I have a case of 12 so I’m a happy
You can also check out my fellow Blueprint Social Summer Street Team members awesome jar crafts here: