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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