DIY Vinyl Christmas Mason Jars make the perfect gift or DIY for your Christmas parties! Find out how easy it is to make them below.
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Last Friday night I went to a friend’s house for her Christmas party. We had decided beforehand that I was going to “host” a craft portion of the party. I wanted the craft to be simple, especially because the focus of the party needed to be chatting with other ladies and eating good food, not spending hours on a messy craft.
I’ve made these DIY vinyl mason jars before for my baby shower and I basically love making variations of them as often as I can. The best part about these vinyl jars is that you can pull the vinyl off when you’re done and then reuse the mason jar for your next gathering! I plan on keeping these jars around for next Christmas season though, they’re just too cute not to!
Every time I make these mason jars, I use my Silhouette machine. I got it three years ago for Christmas and I’ll admit, I was intimidated by vinyl at first. Now that I’ve started using it though, I make vinyl projects WAY more often than paper projects. When you use vinyl, you don’t have to use the cutting mat, which I love because my cutting mat is usually no where to be found and truthfully I need a new one (hint, hint, Christmas is less than a week away!).
To make your own vinyl Christmas mason jars you’ll need:
How to Make DIY Christmas Vinyl Mason Jars
Start by picking out your designs from the Silhouette Design store, or designing your own. I purchased a few bundles of Christmas designs like a Christmas tree, holly, snowflake, etc., that I actually originally used for these DIY New Parent Coffee Mugs. You’ll want the designs to be between 1.5″ – 3″ tall or wide max. Then cut them out on whichever color vinyl you prefer! Make sure you offset the design by a small amount to make peeling the remaining vinyl off easier.
I cut out multiple designs at once, but then cut out the general area that the shape is in with scissors. After you cut it into a smaller section, peel away any vinyl that you don’t want to stick to the mason jar.
Then I cut a small piece of transfer paper (just big enough to cover my design) out. I place the sticky side of the transfer paper over my vinyl and peel it off the paper backing behind the vinyl. Now I have a sticky side of transfer paper and a sticky side of the vinyl “face up” to be able to place onto my mason jar.
Once you put the transfer paper onto the mason jar, run your fingers around the edges and on top of the design to make sure that it is adhered well to the mug. Then pull the piece of transfer paper off and your design will be on the mason jar.
Before wrapping your twine around, put the twine through the hole in the jingle bells and move the bells to the middle of the twine. Next you can wrap the twine around the rim of the glass a few times (I did about 3-4 layers). Make sure your bells are centered on the mason jar before tying the twine to secure them.
Now serve your favorite cocktails, coffee drinks or another beverage in these mason jars for your party guests! You can even let these mason jars double as favors, too. They’d also be perfect for mix in the jar kind of gifts as well.
For longest lasting mason jars, make sure to hand wash these glasses!
What are your favorite Christmas crafts that can double as gifts?
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