Rainbow Cow Mason Jars Craft Idea — NO PAINTING!

I found these rainbow napkins and became obsessed with the idea of making rainbow cow mason jars. And they’re SO EASY to make–no painting required!

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I love how easy this no-paint rainbow cow mason jar farmhouse craft turned out to be! They’re so cute and ridiculously fun.

Rainbow Cow Mason Jars

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are downright giddy with the excitement of making fun crafts for our farmhouse decor. I mean, sure, it’s nice to work in all grays and whites, with a splash of black. But then some whimsical craziness? I just go nuts.


So when I came up with the idea of making a rainbow cow mason jar set, well, the giddiness ramped up to a ridiculous level. And the result is so amazing, expect me to decoupage this goofy cow everywhere things can be decoupaged. If you’re ready to make a set of rainbow mason jars with cows, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Decoupage Mason Jars

  • To make sure the paint won’t chip or scratch on painted mason jars, you coat it in mod podge like this, right? Well, that’s what gave me this idea of decoupaging these napkins on and AREN’T THEY EPIC?! So, anyway–the mod podge is the key for getting the napkins onto the jars with a nice clear coat.
  • Speaking of the napkins I used…you can grab a set here. They are double sided, so you can actually use them for more fun projects like coasters or anything. So cool. And they are rainbow cows–who doesn’t love that?!
  • What can you do with decorated mason jars? Well, first, you can put them on your mantle with an electric tea light in them or you can use them as pencil and pen cups. You can put them on a bookshelf with fairy lights in them. Anything is possible.
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How Do I Make Rainbow Cow Mason Jars?

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

Yield: 1 Rainbow Cow Mason Jar

Rainbow Cow Mason Jars

easy mason jar decoration idea without painting

You are not going to find a more fun and easy farmhouse craft than these awesome rainbow cow mason jars. Literally just a few minutes and you've got a pop of color you'd never expect!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Rainbow Cow Napkins
  • 1 Mason Jar
  • Mod Podge
  • White Acrylic Paint (optional, but makes the colors pop)


  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors, optional


  1. Make sure your mason jar is clean before beginning. If you want the colors on your napkins to really pop, paint it white on the exterior and allow the paint to dry completely. If you do not care, skip the white paint and move to step 2.
  2. Pinch the napkin between two fingers and tear along the outer edge of the drawing of the cow, giving the edge a feathered look and removing the excess napkin area.
  3. Apply a layer of ModPodge over the entire mason jar where your napkin will cover.
  4. Separate the napkin layers and then place one cow from the rainbow cow napkin on top of the layer of ModPodge while it is still wet. Be careful when placing it because the napkin is thin and will tear if you try to move it once placed. If desired, place a second napkin layer on the other side of the mason jar.
  5. Apply a second coat of ModPodge over the top of the napkin, taking care to be gentle so as not to tear it. Allow the ModPodge to dry completely then enjoy! photo collage of how to make a farmhouse mason jar with a decoupaged napkin


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