Painting Date Night in a Jar – Playful Fun

Change things up and make this painting date night in a jar in just a few minutes. It’s easy to put together and so much fun – you’ll both love every second of this cheap date night idea!

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Painting Date Night

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love getting creative with our date night ideas. We were head-over-heels in love with our Picnic Date Night in a Jar and then our Movie Night in a Jar went over so well, I just couldn’t resist making another date night in a mason jar.

This painting date night is so inspired, easy, and just flat-out fun. I can’t wait until we do it again (maybe next time I’ll add a third in for the little one and make it a family date night). Let’s get started.

No Time to Make This Now? Pin it for Later

Too busy to set this up now? Pin this to your favorite date night ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.

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Tips to Make This Painting Date Idea

  • Grab the printable for painting date night jar or find an image online that suits you and your partner best.
  • If you love this painting date night idea a lot, reuse most of the supplies for your next date night or put the leftovers in your kid’s supplies and make a new set for you and the date-ee.
  • Make this the day you plan to go on your painting date night or make it a week or two in advance. None of these materials will go bad anytime soon.
  • Get creative – don’t copy the picture exactly using the same colors. Try anything! 
  • Take your painting date night outside, to a park or a beach (if you’re near one) or keep it inside on the kitchen table. You can really take this anywhere!
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How Do I Make this Painting Date Night in a Jar?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a date night ideas playlist on YouTube, here is our painting date night in a jar video tutorial.

Yield: 1 date night jar

Painting Date Night in a Jar

paint brushes tied to a jar with a canvas to represent the paint date night in a jar craft

Spice up date night with a little creative fun. Make this painting date night in a jar and use our image or anything that would fit you and your partner.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  1. Print out the printable painting template on card stock and cut out each design along the outer edge. Place the templates inside the jar facing outward.
  2. Add the paint to the jar, followed by the mini easels. fun and easy date night idea painting nite in process step of selecting the mini paint pallets to use in the craft
  3. Place the wood rounds on top of the jar to be used as paint palettes as you work. in process step of jar filled with miniature paint pallet and other items to make the painting date night idea
  4. Screw the round ring lid onto the jar to secure the wood rounds. easy and fun date night idea for painting date night in-process step of miniature easels in the mason jar on a white background
  5. Place the 4 x 6 canvases in front of the jar and tie a ribbon around the jar and canvases, securing each side with a piece of tape.
  6. Gather your brushes and wrap a rubber band around the middle to secure them, then tie them to the front of the canvases. date night picnic and painting date night in a jar completed project on a white background


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  • 70+ Date Night Ideas in a Jar – A fantastic date night idea for every week of the year (and more)–you’ll never run out of date night ideas with this fun craft.
  • Picnic Date Night in a Jar – A simple and fun outing with your sweetie? Oh, this date night in a jar is perfect for anyone who loves an evening in the park (or lunch, or anytime).
  • Movie Night in a Jar – If the weather is getting you down, this date night idea is sure to perk you and your hubby right up!

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