Burlap mason jars are a trendy and versatile crafting project that can serve as beautiful home decor or an easy, personalized gift for loved ones. In this how-to article, we guide you through the process of creating personalized burlap mason jars, decorated with puffy paint and gingham checked ribbon, which make for a charming and inexpensive gift idea.
Read on to discover how to customize mason jars with burlap and other embellishments, from gathering your supplies and preparing the mason jars to decorating the jars and adding finishing touches.
1. Gather your supplies
- Mason jars
- Gingham checked ribbon
- Gift tags from Dollar Tree
- Puffy paint
- Hot glue, double-sided tape, or another strong adhesive
2. Prepare the mason jars
Start by cleaning and drying your mason jars thoroughly to ensure a smooth surface for attaching the burlap. Next, measure and cut your burlap into strips that are wide enough to wrap around the jars and long enough to cover the desired area. Attach the burlap to the mason jars using hot glue, double-sided tape, or another strong adhesive. Make sure the burlap is secure and smooth, without any wrinkles or gaps.
3. Decorate the mason jars
Choose a design for your puffy paint decoration. You can opt for simple dots, initials, or even intricate patterns, depending on your skill level and personal preference. However, before applying the puffy paint to your jars, practice on a scrap piece of burlap to get a feel for how the paint behaves on the textured material. Once you are comfortable with your design and technique, apply the puffy paint to the burlap on your mason jars. Be patient and work slowly to ensure clean, precise lines. Let the puffy paint dry completely, which may take a few hours, depending on how thick you applied it.
4. Add finishing touches
Cut a length of gingham checked ribbon, and tie it around the neck of the jar, making a bow for added charm. Then attach a gift tag from Dollar Tree to the ribbon. You can either write a message on the tag or leave it blank for the recipient to personalize. Optionally, fill the jars with small treats, homemade goodies, or other items that your gift recipient will appreciate.
There are many ways to use these personalized burlap mason jars. For example, they can serve as party favors for guests at events like weddings, baby showers, or birthday parties. You can also incorporate the jars into your home decor as vases, candle holders, or storage containers for small items. Alternatively, give your decorated mason jars as thoughtful and inexpensive gifts to friends, family members, teachers, or coworkers.
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Your comment section shows up on this post for me. Yippe!! You sure can make a dollar item look fab, Debbie. Great idea, I have a similar post coming out next week. Have a lovely Thanksgiving:)
Linda @ A La Carte
If I can make it to the dollar tree before Thu I will join the party! I do have an idea!
“ Happy Thanksgiving “ My dear friend to you and your family..Many Blessings..Hugs and love Gloria
They are extremely darn cute! Love them!! Burlap, mason jars, Kisses, ribbon…all of my favorite things!
Very cute!! I usually give the kids teachers gift cards, how cute would that be to tie the card to one of these jars!! Thanks for the inspiration friend:)
Love your “Gingham Style”, Debbie. Great gift idea.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
Very pretty, Debbie! I can’t eat just one either! : ) HappyThanksgiving!
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
Oh…that is too cute! I’m working on mine…phase one today, phase two tomorrow. Dolla, Dolla tree y’all!
Love these and the candy! Have a great Thanksgiving 🙂
I love anything done with a mason jar. Don’t know why, but they just make me feel all homey. I guess it’s because my grandmother canned her stuff from her garden. I’ve never canned in my life so I like the little touch of grandma in decorations.
I also wanted to tell you how much I loved what you did to your pie safe. Wowee! That turned out beautiful! I would have told you there, but I’m late as usual.
Hoping to get here for Friday. I actually made a beeline to The Dollar Tree right after you announced it. Just don’t know which thing I want to do will actually get done.
Love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Love these they are so simple but classic. Happy Thanksgiving.
Anything chocolate is good in my book! Cheap is good too 🙂 Thank you for sharing your idea and hoping that you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving <3
Very cute, Debbie! This is definitely going on my list of ideas! So simple and darling! Thanks!
..gonna do this….you sure do keep us “on the run” trying to stay up with you….everything you do is so cute.
see ya tomorrow evening for BLACK FRIDAY…
Those are adorable, Debbie! Those would so great to have on hand for Christmas “drop-in” guests, neighbors, teachers — wow, endless possibilities.
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sorry I haven’t been around much. I am reading but not commenting too much as I have been so stinkin’ busy with my boutique. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!