Mason jar Christmas decorations

There are so many great Christmas crafting ideas out there. This year, I wanted to try my hand at several of them. Some of them were easy, like the clothespin snowflakes, while others seemed quite complicated. After looking over several options, I decided to try doing some mason jar Christmas decorations. This craft looked fairly easy and didn’t take too many materials to make.

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Mason jar Christmas decorations

What you will need

How to create a mason jar Christmas decoration

Once you have gathered all of your materials, the first step is to choose the design you will be placing on the jar. It is best to go with a simple design such as a tree. Print or draw your design on paper, ensuring it will fit on the side of the jar. Carefully cut this out.

On a piece of cardboard, place a few strips of painter’s tape, making sure they are thoroughly overlapped. Place the cut out of your image on top of the tape and trace it with a marker. Using an Exacto knife, carefully cut out the shape.

Place the cutout tape on your jar, centering it on one of the flat sides.

Now, paint the entire jar with the color of your choice. Since I went with a tree for my design, I decided to use green paint. However, you can use any color you wish. Even multiple colors are possible.

Once the paint is dry, peel off the tape. You want to do this carefully so as to make sure the edges of the paint remain smooth around the design. If the paint does get messy when the tape is removed, you can always touch it up. Should you find excess paint where the tape has been, carefully use the blade of the Exacto knife to scrape it off – I had to do this with mine.

Put a layer of Epsom salt in the bottom of the jar. You don’t want this too deep, just enough to lift up the candle a bit. Now place your battery-operated tea light inside. You can also use a string of fairy lights. You can add a ribbon or bell to the rim of the mason jar for an added festive touch if you want.

Now that you have your jar done, play around with other designs and paint colors to create several unique decorations for your home.

Have you made a Christmas craft this year?


  1. I love these! So easy and adorable.

    1. Thanks. Really enjoyed making them.

    1. Thanks. I hope you get a chance to do these with your grandkids, they are quite fun to make.

  2. These are so cute, and seem so straightforward to do! I’ll need to try and do some with my nieces next year, maybe (I’m not seeing them this Christmas.) Thanks for sharing!

    1. They are pretty easy to do, as long as you have good quality painters tape. I hope you are able to make them with your nieces next year.

  3. These are absolutely beautiful! The girls and I have not made our Christmas craft yet, but this weekend is the weekend!

    1. Thanks. They were pretty fun to make. I want to try some different cutouts next year.

    1. Oh, I never thought to make some as gifts, good idea!

  4. These are adorable! My 5yo would love to do this. Might be a project for next weekend. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks. They were really fun to make.

  5. What a great idea, I love the snowman with the fairy lights inside! I actually have a few spare jars knocking about, maybe I’ll have a go at these this year! Thanks for the idea!

    1. Thanks. They are definitely fun to make. I want to make a few more this year, but undecided as to what to put on them.

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