Decorating with mason jars has gotten very popular. They fit right in with the popular farmhouse decorating style. So when my friend Michelle asked if I would like to participate in a blog hop showcasing Fall Mason Jar ideas, I jumped right in. However, I wanted to do something a little different than using a glass mason jar. I wanted to make a wooden mason jar.
It’s easy to find small wood mason jars in the craft store, but I wanted a big one. Something I could “chalk” on. So I did what any respectable DIYer would do. I made my own! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Here is how to make a Wooden Mason Jar.
First, you need a pattern or template. I “googled” free mason jar templates and found a suitable jpeg of a mason jar outline. I brought it into Silhouette Studio, increased the size, and printed it out on 12 x 17 paper using my Canon large format printer.
Using Krylon Easy-Tack, I adhered the paper template onto a piece of 1/4″ plywood.
Next, I cut out the shape (through paper pattern) using my scroll saw. You could use a jigsaw or a scroll saw.
Sand, paint or stain.
Now it’s time for the fun stuff! Chalk Couture! Many of you have seen me use Chalk Couture before, but if you’re new here, please read this article, What is Chalk Couture? and watch this 3-minute video. I promise, it’s worth it!
Here’s what I did:
I laid down the Chalk Couture Transfer onto the painted wooden mason jar and smoothed it down and removed the bubbles with a squeegee.
Next, I applied black Chalkology chalk paste with the squeegee over the silkscreened areas of the transfer. I removed any excess chalk paste with that same squeegee and put it back in the jar. I quickly removed the transfer revealing the design underneath.
Look at how crisp and clean the chalked design is! I know I can’t write that neatly!
I used a black Sharpie to draw the lines around the rim of the “jar”.
Next, I chose the ribbon to go around the neck.
Do you like this choice? It was hard to decide. I’m not much of a bow maker so I just tied a simple bow.
I love how it turned out!
Now it’s time to see what my friends have made:
Orange Buffalo Check Painted Mason Jar from Weekend Craft • Fall Mason Jar Craft from Red Cottage Chronicles • Apple Sugar Scrub from Happy Go Lucky • Painted Plaid Mason Jar For Fall from Daily DIY Life • Easy To Make Mr & Mrs Scarecrow Mason Jar from Our Crafty Mom • Fall Leaf Mason Jar from Creative Ramblings • Fall Mason Jar Hanging Bird Feeder from Michelle James Designs
Heather Northington says
This is adorable!! The lines are perfection! I am a little envious that you have and can use the coolest power tools! I am terrified of them. lol Great job on this project!
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
I love that you thought mason jar and immediately went for your tools! This came out so great. This would look so good on a front door.
This is fabulous Jeanie! I would love to make one as a front door “wreath” for fall! Pinned for later – looking forward to when Chalk Couture comes to Canada!
Michelle James says
I love that you created a wood mason jar. It looks fantastic and not too hard to create. Thanks so much!
Wow!! I can’t believe you cut the mason jar out yourself. And, I need this quote in my house somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration.
Michelle James says
Jeanie, this is so cool! I love all things mason jar and would love to have a wood sign in my home! The saying is perfect too! Thanks for sharing at #merrymonday
This came out so pretty and inspiring!I see myself doing these in a variety of shapes and sizes, maybe a couple for my daughters’ room as well. Thank you for the inspiration!
This is so neat! I love that you cut the shape out yourself! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday. I’ll be including your mason jar sign in my Features this week. We’d love to have you stop by and link up again!
Very nice!! I love that you had your own pattern and cut out the board from it. I really love this. Pinned. Shared on Facebook. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things Party – co hostess Linda @Crafts a la mode
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet says
I love Mason jar crafts, and this one is super cute. I need this for my home! I chose your project as one of my features at this week’s Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party! ?
Abraham Kuntai says
I tried this myself and it perfectly turn out to be so adorable.Thanks so much for this post.
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This is a fantastic project, and I love the color of the mason jar. It was a perfect fit for the popular farmhouse decorating style. Thank you for sharing this idea with us
WOW it looks so great!! Thanks for sharing this 🙂
The result looks perfect! I might wanna make this on my own too! Thanks for sharing.