DIY Glittered Mason Jars

DIY Glittered Mason Jars

Hi everyone!  Today, I’m sharing my newest gift idea!  I struggle every year to come up with unique gift ideas for my sons’ teachers.  I want to give them something that they will love without breaking the bank.  This Valentine’s day, I think these DIY Glittered Mason Jars are just that.  The best part?  They’re dishwasher safe!

I’ve heard that the new Martha Stewart decoupage is dishwasher safe after curing for 28 days (it says 21 on their website).  Pair that with some super fun glittered hearts and it’s a cute mason jar gift.

DIY Glittered Mason Jars

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mason jars with handles (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage (sold exclusively at Michael’s)
  • Glitter in color of your choice
  • Mini heart punch
  • Foam and fine tip paint brushes
  • Scrap pieces of vinyl
  • Rubbing alcohol

DIY Glittered Mason Jars

Cut your vinyl into little pieces and use the punch to cut your hearts out.  Wipe the outside of the mason jars with rubbing alcohol.  Stick the vinyl pieces randomly to the outside of the jars.

DIY Glittered Mason Jars

Brush the decoupage into the heart stencils.

DIY Glittered Heart Mason Jars

Sprinkle the glitter over the hearts while the decoupage is still wet.

DIY Glittered Mason Jars

Carefully peel the vinyl off of the jar as soon as you are done with the glitter.  Let dry for 1 to 2 hours, then brush a layer of decoupage over the glitter.  Let dry another 1 to 2 hours and repeat until you have three layers of decoupage over the glitter.  This seals the glitter in and (after 28 days) it makes the jar dishwasher safe.  These can be used prior to fully curing, they just have to be washed by hand until the decoupage has fully cured.

DIY Glittered Mason Jars

After the decoupage is completely dry, you can rinse the excess glitter off of the jar and admire your work!

DIY Glittered Mason Jars

You can fill the jars with whatever you like.  I bought some Crystal Light and Starbucks Iced Via packets and filled the jars with those.  I found these adorable chalkboard tags at Michael’s and used a paint marker to write my message.  I love how they turned out!  Who doesn’t love a little sparkle to their drinks?  You don’t have to use hearts if they aren’t your thing.  You could use polka dots, flower stencils, whatever you want!  I think I may make a few of these for myself!

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Katie is a stay-at-home mom with an obsession for DIY and crafts. She has a deep love for coffee and believes it's never too late in the day for a cup! She is an Arizona native and has been married to her husband for 8 years. They have two crazy, adorable little boys, ages 7 and 5. When she's not in the garage building something, she's hanging out with her family or working on her blog, Addicted 2 DIY. There she shares her tutorials for crafts and furniture projects as well as her favorite recipes. She hopes to inspire others to give things a try and find their inner creativity.

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Comments

  1. What a cute idea! I think receiving one of these gifts would brighten anyone’s day.

  2. These are so cute! Pinning! Thanks for sharing! ~Lisa

  3. These are absolutely precious!! Love this idea!!