Christmas Mason Jars tutorial
My Halloween Mason Jars were a huge hit, so I thought I better come up with something SUPER cute for Christmas! You KNOW I had to do The Grinch and Santa…and of course Rudolf and a cute little Snowman! :)
- 4 mason jars (two different sizes)
- White, orange, brown, red, and green tissue paper
- black cardstock
- Mod podge
- white Christmas lights (70-100 bulb strand)
These jars were made EXACTLY like the Halloween Mason Jars, so the Tutorials can be used the same; the faces were just made differently. :)
Start by cutting the tissue paper into strips; make sure to measure the height of your jars and cut the tissue paper strips to that size (measure just from the rim of the jar down to the bottom, underneath).
Paint Mod Podge, a section at a time, onto the outside of the jar. lay down a strip of paper and smooth it down well. Then, move onto the next section until you get the jar covered. Don’t worry if there are wrinkles or if they are not straight. It will not matter when it dries. I would also go back through and paint some Mod Podge on the outside of the tissue paper to make sure the jar is smooth when it dries; but do be careful to now tear the paper when it’s damp. Once the vertical piece are done, place another piece around the rim of the glass.
For the Rudolf one, I cut out a red tissue paper circle and attached it before I attached the brown strips. The brown strips are cut around the red “nose.”
Next, cut faces out of the black cardstock to fit your liking. Use Mod Podge again to attach the faces to the jars. Don’t forget to paint on top of the face parts to ensure that it’s secure!
The Snowman’s nose is orange issue paper on top of the white strips; same with the Grinch’s heart. For Santa, I used one cotton ball (stretched out) for the hat and one cotton ball for his beard.
Let the jars dry for about 12-24 hours. Then place your Christmas lights inside!