This Cute Grinch Mason Jar Makes the Best Kid-Friendly Christmas Craft

I wanted to make a fun teacher gift for Christmas and this Grinch mason jar idea popped in my head. So I grabbed a jar and a paintbrush and got to work!

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You can make this fun and easy Grinch mason jar in just a few minutes for a fun Christmas craft or gift idea!

Grinch Mason Jar

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a lot to be thankful for with regard to the effort our teachers have put in this year and the end of the last year. So much chaos and they don’t ever miss a beat. Teachers are pretty awesome that way. So, I was brainstorming a couple of gift ideas and this Grinch mason jar was one I made right away the minute I thought of it!


Super fast and fun, the kiddo even got into helping by making the little hat. This is perfect for filling with treats, popping in some crayons or just about anything that you want to give as a teacher appreciation gift for Christmas! If you’re ready to make a fun mason jar Grinch, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make a Mason Jar Grinch

  • Although you can probably use any size jar, I used short and squatty 500 ml wide mouth mason jar like these here. You can bet that they’re big enough to hold a few treats and the perfect size for crayons or other short writing utensils. So they’ll work perfectly for that teacher gift I’m planning.
  • Be sure to grab some dishwasher-safe Mod Podge or standard Mod Podge. Either is going to work just fine. It’s just that you can run the one through the dishwasher and the other not so much. So, just decide, but you need one or the other to seal your work. Especially if you plan for this Grinch painted jar to be used for anything.
  • Don’t get frustrated if the face looks a little uneven or squiggly to you. It’s the Grinch, he’s supposed to be a little weird and squiggly. He wouldn’t be the Grinch if he was perfectly square and straight and all rigid. Just roll with it.
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How Do I Make this Grinch Mason Jar?

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

Yield: 1 Grinch Mason Jar

Grinch Mason Jar

easy DIY grinch mason jar

If you're looking for a fun little treat jar or teacher appreciation gift for Christmas, this Grinch mason jar is a fantastic option. Super fast and fun to make, you could even make one for every teacher on your kiddo's schedule!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • 500 ml wide mouth mason jar
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Green apple acrylic paint
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Red acrylic paint
  • White craft felt
  • Red card stock
  • White pom pom
  • Mod Podge (optional)


  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun & glue


  1. Coat your clean, dry jar completely in green paint. Allow the paint to dry. If the jar still shows through, apply a second coat. Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.
  2. Using the pencil, gently sketch the Grinch features (eyes, nose and mouth) onto the jar face.
  3. Paint the outline of the eyes, nose and mouth in black paint and allow this layer of paint to dry completely. If the green shows through, apply a second coat. Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.
  4. Fill in the eyes with yellow paint, again, doing a second coat if the green shows through. Allow this paint to dry completely.
  5. Add a red pupil to the eyes and allow that to dry completely.
  6. Seal your Grinch mason jar with a thin coat of Mod Podge and allow that layer to dry completely.
  7. Make the hat by cutting a red triangle 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches tall out of the red card stock and a small rectangle about 1-inches wide by 4 inches long from the white felt.
  8. Glue the felt to the base of the red triangle then affix the white pom pom to the tippy top of the triangle, finishing your Santa hat.
  9. Attach the completed Santa hat to front edge of the Grinch mason jar, then fill your jar with treats or crayons and enjoy! supplies to make a painted mason jar for christmas of the grinch


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