Who is looking for a super cute, easy home decor craft for the holidays?!? This rustic mason jar Christmas decoration is a quick, fun DIY project that you can do in less than an hour! You can even do it together with your kids as a family project – wouldn’t this make a great handmade gift for a teacher or grandparent? Or – try it as a group craft activity for your next church group or girls’ paint night out! It’s easy enough for a beginner, or if you’re more advanced, you can get creative and customize it with your own artistic style.
- Mason Jar (pint)
- Floral Craft Foam
- Holiday Greenery Picks
- Lambs Ear Greenery Pick
- Fine Grit Sanding Block
- 1″ Buffalo Plaid Ribbon
- DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint – White
- DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
- Flat-tip paint brush
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Painting and Sanding the Christmas Mason Jar:
Like I said, this is such a quick, easy project. All you need is a mason jar, some floral craft foam, three Christmas greenery picks, a little buffalo check ribbon, and some paint. Before we even started painting, I measured and cut the piece of craft foam to fit inside the jar. Then I inserted it in the jar and began painting!
I only painted the outside of the jar with the chalky white paint and a wide, flat-tip brush. I applied two coats. After they dried, I gently scuffed up the outside of the jar using a fine grit sanding block. Mainly just over the word Ball and Mason. I wanted to give it a slightly distressed, vintage look. Next, I just did a layer of matte varnish to protect the finish.
The Finishing Touches on the Project:
And that’s it! It really only took me about 12 minutes to complete the project. And almost all of my items for this project came from Walmart. Two of the picks came from the Christmas decor section and the lambs ear pick came from the floral craft section. I’ve linked to the items on Amazon if you want to shop online, but you should be able to find them easily at your local Walmart or favorite craft store.
This really is a quick and easy project that anyone can do! It would look great with anyone’s farmhouse Christmas decor. It could also be used as a lovely hostess gift. I plan to put my mason jar in my two-tiered tray that I’m going to decorate for Christmas in my kitchen.
Check Out the Full Video Tutorial for this Christmas Mason Jar:
If you want to see more details or aren’t sure exactly how to do each step, take a look at this facebook live video where I painted mine! (And, just for fun, you might want to grab your own reindeer headband and Christmas lights necklace from the Dollar Tree!)
Just click “play” below and you can use this video tutorial to craft along with me, step-by-step:
I can’t wait to see how yours turns out! I love when people take pictures of their projects and share them on my Facebook page. So please keep me posted on your work!
If you want more Christmas ideas and craft inspiration, take a look at some of my favorite Christmas door hangers that I’ve created! Or check out this fun Grinch-y photo prop and backdrop I painted of Who-Ville! If you’re wanting some more Christmas decor that you can sit around, check out this nostalgic ceramic tree that I painted!
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