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Mason Jar Crafts

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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Found some cute mason jar crafts. 

Spaghetti Jar Luminaries

Spagetti Jar Luminaries

Materials:

  • Generation Green™(g2) Bottle Cutter
  • 2 Discarded Jars (pickle or spaghetti sauce will do fine)
  • Krylon® Looking Glass™ Spray Paint
  • Sharpie® Marker
  • Spray Bottle of Water (set on fine mist)
  • Masking Tape
  • Paper Towels
  • 2 - 2 3/4” Stainless Steel Pipe Clamps (this size will work for most jars, you may have to go up or down a size for larger or smaller containers)
  • 4 - 7mm Jump Rings
  • 36” - 16 Gauge Jack Chain, Cut into 1 12” and 1 24” Sections
  • 72” - 14 Gauge Tinned Copper Wire, Cut into 2 - 36” Sections
  • 2 - “S” Hooks
  • 2 - Votive Holders
  • 2 - Votives
  • Flathead Screwdriver (to tighten clamp)
  • OPTIONAL:
  • Brown Glaze
  • Votive Candle or Tea Light

 

Instructions:
Read and carefully following the instructions contained within the Generation Green (g2)™ bottle cutter manual.

  1. Cover the work area with craft or newspaper.
     
  2. For our luminaries we used a spaghetti sauce and a pickle jar. You can choose to use any jar you desire. Measure up from the bottom of each 1” and mark with a Sharpie®.
     
  3. Using the bottle cutter, follow the instructions for scoring and separating glass jars. Separate jar where indicated.
     
  4. Smooth the rough edges as instructed in the bottle cutter manual.
     
  5. Clean your bottle inside and out with a window cleaner or for a more natural cleaner use a mixture of 1 cup of water to 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Dry glass surface.
     
  6. Mask off the area around the outside of each jar with newspaper and masking tape. This will prevent any over-spray from getting on the outside of the bottle.
     
  7. Finely mist the inside of each jar with water. Less is more, as you do not want the water to drip.
     
  8. Shake a can of Krylon® “Looking Glass” paint for 2 minutes.
     
  9. Spray a very light coat of paint on the inside of the glass. Keep the coat very light. If the paint starts to run, roll the jar and let it dry upside down for about 3 minutes.
     
  10. When dry, spray extra light coats if necessary until you get your desired look. Dry the jars upside down on a rack. For 2 minutes between coats.
     
  11. Take a damp paper towel and scrunch it up. Carefully put it inside the glass jar and press carefully against the paint. For a crackled look, press the paper towel and twist slightly which will break up the paint. A combination of patting and twisting will give you a more vintage look.  OPTION: For an even more vintage mercury glass look, apply a dark brown glaze on the inside of the glass when the silver is all the way dry. Blot it lightly and gently with a damp sponge or foam brush.
     
  12. Thread two 7mm jump rings through the slots of a flexible pipe clamp, making sure the rings are positioned opposite each other.
     
  13. Open a link at one end of the jack chain and attach it to the one jump ring, pinch link closed. Do the same with the opposite end of the chain.
     
  14. Place the clamp over the mouth of the jar and tighten the screw on the flexible pipe clamp tightening the clamp around the jar.
     
  15. To create the votive holder, find the center of a 36” section the tinned cooper wire. Twist the wire in the center to form a loop a bit smaller then the base of the glass votive holder. Make one twist to hold wire together and bend both wires at a 90 degree angle.

    Spagetti Jar Luminaries

    Spagetti Jar Luminaries

    Spagetti Jar Luminaries
     
  16. Begin wrapping one end of the wire around the glass votive leaving about 2.5” untwisted. Do the same for the second wire but twist in the opposite direction. Make a slight bend in the wire so it faces up.

    Spagetti Jar Luminaries

    Spagetti Jar Luminaries
     
  17. Using needle nose pliers, bend the ends to form a hook at each end.

    Spagetti Jar Luminaries
     
  18. Place the votive inside the wire cage and insert inside the jar so the hooks slip onto the lip of the top of the jar.
     
  19. Repeat steps 12-17 for the second jar.
     
  20. Place small votive or tea light inside each votive holder and hang with an “s” hook for a bit of holiday glamour.


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DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Directions are on this blog,  http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/mason-jar-love/

Gather your supplies:

  • Mason Jar
  • Jar lid
  • Pretty paper to jazz up your jar.  Cut it to fit and cover your tin lid.
  • A pump from an old dispenser.  I took mine off of a lotion jar from the grocery store.  I think you can also buy these at craft stores.  But any old soap dispenser will do.
  • Glue gun.
  • Drill a hole in the centre of your lid, so that it is big enough to fit the bottom portion of your pump.
  • Assemble.
  • Use the glue gun on the bottom of the lid, to make a seal between the soap pump and the jar lid.  This will also help to prevent the lid from rusting.
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Light Up the Night Glitter Jar

Light Up The Night Glitter Jar


Materials:

  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter® - Gold and Silver
  • Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint Value Packs and Sets
  • Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage™
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Tea light candles
  • Canning/mason jar(s)
  • Glass votive(s)
  • Disposable brush

Instructions:

  1. Print out pattern, trim around pattern and tape to inside of jar to use as a guide.
     
  2. Paint dots of dimensional paint, following pattern to create a snowflake design. Keep jar lying down with painted side facing up until paint is dry.
     
  3. Brush Collage Pauge on the inside of jar. Pour in glitter while inside of jar is still wet. Let dry. Pour out excess glitter.
     
  4. Place glass votive inside jar. Add tea light to complete.

Read more at http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/DIY-Christmas-Decorations/Light-Up-the-Night-Jar/ml/1/?utm_source=ppl-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=quickandcrafty20131228#gC7mlQGPzCMYTlHp.99
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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Mod Podge Mason Jars

Mod Podge Mason Jars

Materials:

  • Fabric
  • Iron
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Vintage looking buttons


Instructions:

  1. To figure out how much fabric you need, lay a jar onto the fabric and roll it up in it. Leave about an inch of extra fabric at both the top and bottom of the jar. Trim to fit around the jar, leaving yourself an inch or so extra. You can always trim the excess off if you need to.
     
  2. Paint the jar with Mod Podge. Lay the jar onto the fabric and use your fingers to press the fabric to the glass. Cut slits in the fabric overage at the top of the jar to make it easier to fold inside. Add some Mod Podge to the inside of the mouth of the jar and press the fabric inside. Repeat this process for the bottom of the jar. Set these aside to dry.

    Mod Podge Jars
     
  3. Cut strips of felt and hot glue them around the rim of the jar. Hot glue buttons onto the felt to embellish.

    Mod Podge Jars
     
  4. Fill with pens, pencils, paintbrushes etc!

    Mod Podge Jars

Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Green-Crafting/Mod-Podge-Mason-Jars/ml/1/?utm_source=ppl-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=quickandcrafty20131228#Y25i8ohjJBLaOsfI.99
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM

These are really cute for any season.

Frosted Luminaries

frosted luminaries

Materials:

  • Recycled glass jars
  • Silver jewelry wire
  • Various colored beads
  • Acrylic sealer spray
  • Wire snips
  • Round nose pliers
  • Martha Stewart Frost Glass Paint Colors:
  •      Bubble Gum
  •      Yellow Jacket
  •      Pea Shoot
  •      Summer Linen
  •      Mace
  •      Blue Calico

 


Instructions:

  1. Wash and remove any labels and glue residue from jars. Be sure they are completely dry.

    frosted luminaries
     
  2. Paint the outside of the jars with the frost paint. it will appear streaky at first, but as you work your paintbrush over the glass, smoothing the surface out as you go, the paint will become more uniform. Allow it to dry for one hour.
     
  3. Spray the painted jars with sealer and let dry.
     
  4. Snip wire into 2-foot lengths. Find the center of your length of wire and hold it against the rim of the jar. Wrap both ends of wire around the rim and twist together to hold in place.

    frosted luminaries
     
  5. Continue wrapping the wire, leaving a few inches at each end to add beads. Twist wire together again to keep it from unraveling.

    frosted luminaries

    frosted luminaries
     
  6. Bend wire upward so that when you thread your beads on they won't fall off.

    frosted luminaries
     
  7. After adding your beads, use the round nose plier to curl the end of the wire to prevent your beads from falling off, and to add a decorative touch.

    frosted luminaries
     
  8. Try variations by adding some beads to the wire that wraps around the jar rim.
     
  9. These are very pretty lit up at night as well! Use tea light candles or LED tea lights inside the jars.

DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Strawberry Jar

Strawberry Jar

Strawberry Jar


Materials:

  • Template
  • Liner, shader & small scruffy brushes
  • Micron black & brown craft pens
  • Old toothbrush
  • Stylus
  • Black carbon transfer paper
  • Acrylic matte sealer spray
  • Empty glass jar or wine bottle
  • strip of gingham fabric, edges frayed
  • Paint Colors (these shades are Delta Ceramcoat):
    • Custard
    • Berry Red
    • Black Cherry
    • Leaf Green
    • Forest Green
    • Straw
    • Yellow
    • White
    • Hydrangea Pink
    • Black

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the surface of the jar by washing it, removing all labels and glue, then giving the jar a rinse in white vinegar or rubbing alcohol.
     
  2. Base coat the surface of the jar with Custard. Allow this first coat to dry completely before attempting a second coat. If you don't let it dry, your send coat could cause peeling of your first coat! Let it dry for several hours, overnight is best.
     
  3. Apply 1-2 more coats of Custard to the jar.
     
  4. Trace the pattern onto the base coated surface using transfer paper and stylus.
     
  5. Paint leaves with Leaf Green and strawberries with Berry Red. use a scruffy brush and Forest Green to fill gaps in between leaves, flowers, and berries.
     
  6. Shade leaves with Forest Green and highlight very lightly with Straw.
     
  7. Use a stylus to dot on spots with Straw (onto berries). Float outside edges of berry with Black Cherry. Highlight lightly with Hydrangea Pink. Add heavier shading to the berries with Black Cherry mixed with a touch of Black.
     
  8. Paint blossoms with White, do centers with Yellow. When dry, use a brown craft pen to add dots to centers and lightly outline the petals.
     
  9. Splatter completed painting with White and with Black using an old toothbrush.
     
  10. Sign your work! Spray the completed project with 2-3 coats of acrylic sealer spray.
     
  11. Tie a frayed piece of gingham fabric around the rim of the jar to accessorize.

Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Gifts-in-a-Jar/Strawberry-Jar#EgK0RtxwzCgDm9sk.99
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Mason Jar Vase

Remake a Mason Jar

Materials:

 

  •     Aleene's® Max Tacky Adhesive

Miscellaneous

  •         Canning jar
  •         Trims and embellishments
  •         Glassware (candlestick or sundae dish)

 Instructions:

  1. Clean and fully dry glassware.
  2. Apply Max Tacky to glass. Adhere pieces together as desired. Let dry.
  3. Use Max Tacky to embellish with your favorite trims.

Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Home-Decor/Mason-Jar-Vase#6q5YIDUtGbsDtcsE.99
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Quilted Christmas Treat Jar

Quilted Christmas Treat Jar

Materials:

  • Empty glass canning jar
  • 100% cotton fabric with a Christmas theme
  • 1/4” red satin ribbon
  • Misc. buttons in red and green colors
  • 1/16” Ribbon 002 Gold
  • #8 Braid 009 Emerald
  • #12 Braid 008 Green
  • Diamond Beadlets
  • Shallow pan or tray
  • 8" X 10" sheet of red liner, heavy duty double sided Treasure Tape

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut out squares from your Christmas fabric (in our sample, we used teacup blocks and a patch with the words “Christmas Tea” printed on the fabric). Set aside momentarily.
     
  2. Cut a rectangular piece of Treasure Tape from the 8x10 sheet to fit like a belt around the middle of your jar. Remove the white backing from this tape and attach it to your jar.
     
  3. Using leftover pieces of Treasure Tape, cover the jar lid.
     
  4. Peel off the red liner from the tape on your jar and begin embellishing: lay the fabric squares first, then the red satin ribbon, then the buttons. Lay the gold ribbon along the top and bottom as a decorative border, and fill in other sticky areas with the green braid colors.
     
  5. When embellishing is complete to your satisfaction, lay the jar in your shallow pan and cover all remaining sticky areas with the Diamond Beadlets. Shake to dislodge loose beads.
     
  6. Do the same with the jar lid to decorate it, then use your personalized, embellished holiday jar as a decoration or gift.

Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Christmas-Crafts/Quilted-Christmas-Treat-Jar#b99ts6UzBAEOTBYG.99
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Americana Mason Jar


Americana Mason Jar

Materials:

  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ Mediums - Flow Medium, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Brilliant Blue, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
  • Recycled Jar
  • Alcohol
  • Paper towel
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Detail paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Old book pages
  • Wood stars
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue

 

Instructions:

  1. Remove the label from the jar. Wipe the jar clean with rubbing alcohol.
     
  2. Blend equal parts of calypso sky and flow medium.  Paint the jar with the mixture.  Allow to dry and paint a second coat.
     
  3. Cut random sized stars from old book pages.  Working on the outside of the jar, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the jar, position the stars onto the jar, top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Add stars until the jar is covered.  Allow to dry.
     
  4. Paint a star with brilliant blue paint.
     
  5. Using hot glue attach a ribbon around the jar and glue stars to the ribbon.

Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Fourth-of-July/Americana-Mason-Jar-from-Plaid-Enterprises#gjA6ouHx18pxUrY6.99
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Patriotic Mason Jar Luminaries

Materials:

  • Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
  • Aleene’s Decoupage – Matte
  • Mason jar (wide mouth)
  • Brush
  • Cardboard circles – white, red or blue (for center of medallion) (I used circles from ribbon spools spray painted white)
  • Ribbons – various patterns and colors
  • Tissue paper (various colors of blue, light blue, aqua, turquoise)
  • White copy paper
  • Star punch
  • Scissors
  • Prima Resist Canvas Alphabet Sticker (I colored mine with blue marking pen)
  • Glitter alphabet letters (black)
  • Marking pen (black)
  • Clothespins
  • Electrical wire (approximately 40″ for each luminary)
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers

Instructions:

  1. Cut ribbons to 4″ lengths. Cut “v” from tips to create notched ends.
     
  2. Cut two streamers for bottom of medallion.
     
  3. Glue ribbons in place on cardboard, overlapping and alternating ribbon patterns until entire circle is covered.
     
  4. Glue ends of streamers to the back of circle.
     
  5. Use clothespins to hold the layers together while drying.
     
  6. With black marking pen, create dots and dashes around outside circle of second cardboard piece.
     
  7. Stick lettering in place. Let aside until ribbon medallion glue is set and then glue on front of medallion and set aside until dry.
     
  8. Punch layers of tissue paper. Note: it is easier to get the star punch to punch cleanly through the tissue paper if you sandwich pieces of copy paper to the outside of multiple layers of tissue. Pull the tissue stars apart and sort by color.
     
  9. Working small sections at a time, brush Aleene’s Decoupage on outside of mason jar. Use wet brush to pick up first tissue star and place it in the wet Decoupage medium. Brush gently over top of tissue to hold in place. Repeat until desired star patterns are glued to outside of mason jar.  Let dry.
     
  10. For wide mouth mason jar cut two pieces of wire – 17″ (neck) and 22″ (handle). Measure in approximately 2″ from each end of handle wire and turn up with pliers to create u-shape. Loosely wrap neck wire around jar and hold in place while catching the u-shaped ends under the wire. Pull neck wire snug around jar and twist ends several times to hold in place.
     
  11. Gently squeeze u-shape with pliers until it is snug around neck wire. Begin wrapping 2″ end around and around handle wire. Press end snug against handle or cut to fit. Repeat for second side of handle.
     
  12. Use round nose pliers to swirl ends of twisted neck wire.
     
  13. Apply glue to front of swirls and glue ribbon medallion in place on front of luminary. Use clothespins to hold in place while glue dries.

Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Fourth-of-July/Patriotic-Mason-Jar-Luminaries#guoURulQQdJR0ruk.99
DawnPratt23
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Pretty Stacked Mason Jars

Pretty Stacked Mason Jars

Materials:

  • Squat mason jars (250 ml or 1/2 pint)
  • Foamcore
  • Exacto blade
  • Cardstock in two coordinating colors/patterns
  • Diecutting machine and/or circular punches
  • Ribbon to match cardstock
  • Craft glue
  • Sticky-back velcro dots
  • Mini brads
  • 1/16″ hole punch
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut foamcore into 2-3/4″ circles, one for each jar (except not the bottom jar).
     
  2. Glue foamcore circle to the bottom of each jar – this makes a foot to nest inside the lid of the jar below it.
     
  3. Diecut 2-1/2″ solid circles from one color cardstock, diecut an open-patterned circle from the other color.
     
  4. Glue the patterned circle on top of the solid circle, then glue a set to the top of each jar lid.
     
  5. Glue ribbon around the circumference of the jar, allow to dry.
     
  6. Diecut small rectangle or placard shapes from each color cardstock, position one behind the other to create a framed jar label.
     
  7. Punch a hole at each end of each and insert mini brads to hold the two parts of the label together.
     
  8. Adhere one side of the velcro dot to the jar and the other side to the back of the label—this allows you to remove and replace just the written part of the label by undoing the brads.

Read more at http://www.favecrafts.com/Decorative-Storage/Pretty-Stacked-Mason-Jars#MYeytwgz9dJHyux1.99
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