Christmas Mason Jars tutorial

Adorable 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
  • scissors
  • white Christmas lights (70-100 bulb strand)

Christmas Mason Jars Tutorial


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).

Christmas Mason Jars Tutorial

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.

Christmas Mason Jars Tutorial

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!

Christmas Mason Jars Tutorial

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!


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  • What a fun project to make with the kids!

  • What a cute idea! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  • What a cute kid friendly project! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase.


  • Tiff

    My niece will love this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Your jars came out REALLY cute! Thanks for sharing your idea. I am so inspired.

  • what a fun idea, thank you for sharing!
    Sheena @

  • Sky

    Cute cute cute! That Grinch! :)

    • Hehe, he’s totally my favorite! :)

  • Love it! I wanted to invite you over to join Check ME Out Saturday Link Party on I Am Only 1 Woman

  • claire

    Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

    • Thanks for the invite! Joining now! :)

  • These look darling, II love mason jars! Great idea! Thanks for stopping by Friday with Friends! Hugs! Linda

  • These came out so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  • Ok, Jess… how stinking cute are these??? Featuring them tonight at our Best Of The Weekend Party at 8PM EST. Love. You’re so talented!! xo

    • Oh my goodness. Thank you so much!

  • These are super cute Jess! And so festive! How fun!

    Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party. Im going to feature this tomorrow in a Christmas craft roundup :)

    • Thanks so much Kelley!

  • So unique! Thanks for sharing a very detailed tutorial :)

  • These are so cute! I love using tissue paper on mason jars so that the light shines through!

    • I agree! I think I want to do Easter ones! :) Hehe.

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