By Ariean Krieger on March 22, 2016
Hello friends! It's Ariean from One Krieger Chick here to share a fun craft you (or your kids) could create to add some colorful spring decor to your home.
I love mason jars, spring decorating and craft supplies. This cute mason jar is a perfect colorful addition to spring decor using craft supplies you may already have on hand! Let's get started.
Gather up your supplies:
- Mason jar shape
- White cardstock paper (two sheets)
- Paper strips
Start by creating a mason jar stencil. There are a couple ways of doing this. The easiest is to cut a shape using a cutting machine like a Cricut. That's what I did, but I realize not everyone has a cutting machine. It is still super easy to create a stencil! You'll need to locate a free clip art shape online. There are a bunch online that are for "personal use only." Simply download, print and cut out using scissors.
Once you have a stencil, trace it onto a piece of white cardstock and cut out the shape. I found a 5x7 frame I wanted to use, so I created this project to fit that opening. I traced the glass around the opening of the mason jar to make sure it fits and that it was centered.
This is a great project for scraps of paper. If you don't have scraps, choose a few pieces of patterned paper. A lot of paper is reversible, so you have double the patterns to work with. Cut into strips. These are all a half inch, but you can choose any width.
I created a pattern I liked before adhering the paper with a glue stick. Use whatever adhesive you have on hand.
Use the piece of paper the jar shape was cut from or cut a new piece to fit on top of the paper strips.
Trim around all of the edges and the jar will look like this. If it does not easily slide into the frame opening, simply trim down the edges a little more. You do not have to adhere the top piece unless you choose to. I laid them on top of one another because the frame will hold them into place.
This craft comes together so quickly, you'll want to make another...and another...
So many seasonal possibilities in any shape imaginable! It would make a super cute gift too! I'm loving how it looks mixed into my spring decor...
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