This is the Easiest Vintage Christmas Farmhouse Milk Jug Decoupage Craft

I’m starting to get my farmhouse Christmas decor ready and I made this vintage Christmas farmhouse milk jug in just a few minutes with some handy materials!

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Making this fun farmhouse Christmas craft was so easy and I was done with my Christmas farmhouse milk jug before I even realized it!

Christmas Farmhouse Milk Jug

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about making a fun Christmas farmhouse craft on occasion. Mostly because it’s fun to have a little Christmas cheer throughout the year even if it’s nowhere near Christmas. This weekend I decided that a farmhouse Christmas craft was in order and pulled out this old thrift store find and a little mod podge to make this vintage farmhouse Christmas milk jug.


A quick and easy farmhouse craft, this Christmas DIY is such a simple and fun idea that you can use for a vase, a way to display gnomes (hint hint) or even a spoon jar. If you’re ready to make a fun holiday farmhouse craft, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make This Farmhouse Christmas Craft

  • First, find a milk jug. I know, I know, mine is just so perfect and shiny and new…just kidding. I found mine at the thrift store last January. It’s what inspired this whole project. But if you aren’t hitting the thrift store lately (understandable), you can grab a milk jug here that’s just the right size and nicer than the one I snagged.
  • Once you’ve got your milk jug in hand, download the free printable Christmas farmhouse label here. Sure, you could make a PNG out of it and print and cut on your Cricut on printable vinyl and yada yada yada. But sometimes, breaking out the cutting machine is just not worth it if you’re, say, out of printable vinyl. Or if you don’t have a cutting machine. So, no need for that, just print this on plain paper.
  • Last little tip and we’ll get to the tutorial, but definitely start with a clean surface. If your milk jug is flaking paint or dirty, the modpodge is going to have a hard time sticking to the jug itself. Plus, there are going to be lumps in your decoupage. So, start clean.
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How Do I Make this Christmas Farmhouse Milk Jug?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Christmas Farmhouse Milk Jug

Christmas Farmhouse Milk Jug

side view of DIY vintage farmhouse milk jug

I'll tell you right now that this easy Christmas farmhouse milk jug was so easy to make it was almost done before I realized it. I felt like there should be a lot more, but sometimes, less is more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Milk jug (Around 12.5”)
  • Printable vintage label
  • Assortment of floral picks
  • Accent floral pick (the mitten got me)


  • Foam brush
  • Mod podge
  • Ruler or straight edge


  1. Download and print the label. Keep in mind that if your milk jug is smaller (or larger) than 12-inches, you can size down (or size up), to make the label fit where you'd like.
  2. Lay the ruler along the edge of the printed line then quickly and firmly tear the paper along the ruler edge, leaving a rough but straight edge on the paper.
  3. Clean the milk jug, then put a generous coat of mod podge onto the front of the jug.
  4. Immediately place the label onto the glue and smooth it with a little pressure.
  5. Cover the label with an additional coat of mod podge, then allow this to dry completely.
  6. Once the decoupaged label is completely dried, add your floral pics and arrange as desired, then enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make a farmhouse milk jug


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