Painted Mason Jar Christmas Cricut Craft

This Christmas painted mason jar set is a fun and easy farmhouse Cricut craft you can create while watching television or listening to a holiday carols. I used my cutting machine for the wording, but a black paint pen would work, too.

Below, I’ll share a few tips about painting mason jars to get the most coverage, which paints works best, and even tips on sealants. Each year, the jars will look great and you can vary the filler.

A set of white farmhouse painted jars made for Christmas using the Cricut machine, red ribbon, and filler.
Making these easy farmhouse painted jar set is a fun Christmas Cricut craft.

Farmhouse Painted Mason Jars

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love quick and easy Christmas crafts. I’ve been doing more of the minimalist, farmhouse style this year so it made sense to carry the theme through to the holidays.

All that’s missing is a bit of old fashioned Christmas candy to fill one of farmhouse painted jars and these will be ready to display. Be sure to read through some tips before getting started, as it’s taken me years to perfect the best way to paint mason jars.

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A 16 ounce white painted jar Christmas Cricut craft with vinyl text which reads merry tied with a thin, red ribbon.
The vinyl makes the writing look neat but use a paint pen if you don’t have a cutting machine.

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This painted mason jar set is perfect for holiday decor and gift ideas.

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Tips for How to Paint Mason Jars for Christmas DIYs

  • You can use any glass jar for this particular craft, but if you can find some with a smooth side, the project is going to look so much better than jars with lots of texture. I like these glass jars because of the wide opening and smooth area for the lettering or decorating.
  • Use rubbing alcohol after cleaning the jars well. It will remove any oils or other deposits, allowing the paint to adhere better.
  • These painted jars are so easy to make and can be customized with any text. I chose Merry, Joy, and Hope, but you could use Faith, Love, Peace – anything.
  • My chosen paint for this project was an acrylic chalk glass paint but if you have this matte white spray paint on hand, I love it, too.
  • Even though the painted mason jar might LOOK covered, apply a second coat. Let the first coat dry completely, paint it once again, and you’ll LOVE your jars.
  • I recommend sealing all painted items to help protect your work. If you are using permanent vinyl and a Cricut or Silhouette machine, apply the sealant to the painted jar BEFORE sealing.
  • The sealant I use can be purchased at the craft store in the paint aisle, but any acrylic paint sealer will work.
  • A question I often get is “what do you DO with Christmas painted jars?” And I have an answer! Check out these awesome mason jar cookie recipes you can pop into a jar for a neighbor gift, a ding-dong-dash gift, or as a gift for your favorite teacher.
White farmhouse mason jars filled with candy canes and tied with ribbon for an easy Christmas Cricut craft with permanent vinyl.

How to Make Paint Mason Jars with Vinyl Accents

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this simple Christmas mason jar craft. Be sure to read the tips above on how to paint mason jars for holiday crafts before you get started.

I used candy canes and plants for my jars but a miniature Christmas tree (get them at Target) would look adorable in them, as well. You can even make a mini Christmas ornament topiary – the ideas are endless.

Yield: 3 Christmas Painted Jars

Farmhouse Painted Mason Jar Christmas Cricut Craft

Three farmhouse mason jars in Christmas theme made with Cricut machine and filled with candy and plants.

Such a fast and fun Christmas Cricut craft, these farmhouse painted mason jars are simple and absolutely customizable!

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Tools

  • Cricut Joy (or other cutting machine)
  • Fine Point Blade
  • Scissors
  • Weeding Tool
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Wash the mason jars and allow to dry completely before using.
  2. Paint each of the jars with at least 2 coats of white paint.  Allow the jars to dry fully between coats. in-process step of painting mason jars to make christmas painted jars craft
  3. Open a new canvas in Design Space and select the text icon from the toolbar. Type MERRY (or your selected word) and change the font to “Little White Lies”. With the text highlighted, adjust the letter spacing to 0.7.
  4. Stretch the lettering height by clicking on the lock symbol located above the size section. Adjust the height to 1.7-inches while maintaining the width.
  5. While the text is still highlighted, click on the “Weld” button. Repeat this process to make the other words. I did: JOY and HOPE.
  6. Once all of the text is created in Design Space, select “Make It” and set the material type to Premium Vinyl.
  7. Follow prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Joy (or any cutting machine) and cut the Premium Vinyl. Unload the mat from the cutting machine when prompted.
  8. Cut out around each word and weed away the excess vinyl around the cut lettering and discard. in-process step of weeding vinyl to make painted jars for christmas craft
  9. Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the text. Remove the transfer tape backing and dab the sticky side of the transfer tape with your hand to weaken the adhesive. This will help keep the tape from pulling the paint from the jars.
  10. Place the transfer tape on top of one of the cut vinyl lettering. Gently rub the vinyl to get it to stick to the transfer tape. Peel off the vinyl backing, leaving just the vinyl text on the transfer tape. Position the text with the transfer tape onto the smoothest side of one of your jars and press in place. Rub the vinyl text with your fingers to help it stick to the jar. Gently remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl text on the jar.
  11. Repeat for the other jars. To finish, add a candle, peppermint sticks, or greenery and display your Christmas painted mason jars. photo collage tutorial of how to make christmas painted mason jars

Notes

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Create a set of elegant Christmas painted jars and fill with food, greenery, or gifts.

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