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.
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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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.
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.
More Cricut Christmas Crafts
- Merry Christmas Santa Scene Sign – Round Christmas door signs are so on trend right now and this project adds a festive addition to any door or wall.
- Santa’s Magic Key Sign – This Santa’s Magic Key sign is easy to make and perfect for a home without a chimney.
- Cricut Mitten Door Sign – This is a favorite around here, friends. It’s an easy Cricut Christmas craft for beginners and looks so elegant.
- Glitter Ornaments – I love easy projects and these Cricut glitter ornaments are beautiful (and so easy).
- Christmas Candles Made with Cricut – You will have paint and vinyl left over. Let Stephanie share how to make these modern Christmas candles with your Cricut or Silhouette.
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