Super fast and really beautiful, this farmhouse painted mason jar set is a fun and easy Christmas Cricut craft!
Farmhouse Painted Mason Jars
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love Christmas crafts and painting jars. I can’t believe that I never made Christmas painted jars in the farmhouse style before – the combo was just so obvious. Bright, fun and whimsical in the Rae Dunn style, this set of farmhouse painted mason jars are EVERYTHING I love!
All that’s missing is a bit of old fashioned Christmas candy to fill one of my jars and these will be ready to display! So, grab your scissors and let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Christmas Cricut Craft
- You can use any glass jar for this particular craft, but I will tell you that if you can find some with a smooth side, your project is going to look so much better than if you use jars with lots of texture. I like these glass jars because of the wide smooth area for the lettering.
- Easy to make, these can be customized with any text you’d like to do. I chose Merry, Joy, and Hope, but you could use Faith, Love, Hope or anything. Don’t feel constrained by my choices.
- When painting on glass, one of my favorite tips is to apply a second coat. There’s nothing sadder than thinking you’re done when you do the last brushstroke of that first coat and you realize how streaky it is. A second coat solves those concerns. Just be sure to let the first coat dry completely, then paint it once again and you’ll LOVE your jars.
- 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 anything!
How Do I Make this Farmhouse Painted Mason Jar Cricut Craft?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Smart Vinyl, Removable (or Permanent) in black
- 3 Mason Jars lids removed, 16oz
- White Acrylic Paint (I used: Americana Chalky Finish (for Glass) in Everlasting)
- Cricut Joy
- Fine Point Blade
- Weeding Tool
- Wash your jars and allow them dry completely before using.
- Paint each of the mason jars with at least 2 coats of white paint. Allow the jars to dry fully between coats.
- 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.
- 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.
- While the text is still highlighted, click on the “Weld” button. Repeat this process to make the other words. I did: JOY and HOPE.
- Once all of the text is created in Design Space, select “Make It” and set the material type to Premium Vinyl.
- Follow prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Joy and cut the Premium Vinyl. Unload the mat from the cutting machine when prompted.
- Cut out around each word and weed away the excess vinyl around the cut lettering and discard.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat for the other jars.
- To finish, add a candle, peppermints or greenery and display your Christmas painted jars!
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- Glitter Ornaments – I love these DIY glitter ornaments. They came out so beautiful and are extremely easy.
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