Crafts – Mason Jars
Fun Mason Jar Crafts
Check these out!
- Squat mason jars (250 ml or 1/2 pint)
- Exacto blade
- Cardstock in two coordinating colors/patterns
- Diecutting machine and/or circular punches
- Ribbon to match cardstock
- Craft glue
- Sticky-back velcro dots
- Mini brads
- 1/16″ hole punch
- Cut foamcore into 2-3/4″ circles, one for each jar (except not the bottom jar).
- Glue foamcore circle to the bottom of each jar – this makes a foot to nest inside the lid of the jar below it.
- Diecut 2-1/2″ solid circles from one color cardstock, diecut an open-patterned circle from the other color.
- Glue the patterned circle on top of the solid circle, then glue a set to the top of each jar lid.
- Glue ribbon around the circumference of the jar, allow to dry.
- Diecut small rectangle or placard shapes from each color cardstock, position one behind the other to create a framed jar label.
- Punch a hole at each end of each and insert mini brads to hold the two parts of the label together.
- Adhere one side of the velcro dot to the jar and the other side to the back of the label—this allows you to remove and replace just the written part of the label by undoing the brads.
Fabric Scrap of your choice
Jar with lid and band
Cotton balls or fiberfill
Glue gun, not pictured
1. Using the lid of the jar, cut out a circle of the same size from the card stock
2. Using the lid of the jar, trace around it on the wrong side of your fabric. Increase that circle’s radius about 1” and cut out the larger circle.
3. Layer the fabric, cotton balls, and lid then place the “sandwich” inside the band.
4. Press the lid down so that the cotton balls and fabric form the pincushion on the opposite side of the band. Check to see if you need to move the fabric to avoid creases. Make any necessary adjustments and then fold in the fabric and hot glue it to the underside of the lid.
5. Trim away any excess fabric and hot glue the cardstock over the fabric edges.
6. Line the band with a small bead of glue and insert the pincushion into it, pressing firmly. Add the lid to the jar and YOU HAVE A NEW PINCUSHION!
Other ideas and suggestions: Monogram the top and use it as a “treasure jar”. Add ribbon, paint, and other embellishments to the band to give it even more personality.
The INSTRUCTIONS are underneath each photo
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I hope you have fun making some of these. I love the bead one! I haven’t been making new posts hardly ever because I have this horrible ALS disease. I’m going to try more, though. So ENJOY! And spend a lot of time with your kids! Believe me, you’ll be glad you did someday!