Coming up with a mason jar craft was a windy road for me.
Initially I wanted to make a mason jar drinking glass like I saw here. In fact, I had it be the first make something Monday craft I did with the twins. But they are never happy with keeping anything simple. Beyond picking a fabric for their lid and painting the rim a color they wanted to paint their jars. Youngest twins glass is the one of the left. He went with a NinjaGo theme. (A cartoon on TV and a type of Lego set you can buy). Each of the jars four sides is spray painted a different ninja color. Oldest twin wanted an Adventure Time theme. (Another cartoon). So I made him a pattern and let him spray his design onto his jar.
Here are their results.
Oldest twin has almost exclusively used his mason jar glass this summer. I’d consider that a successful craft.
After we finished their jars I remembered that I had some glass paint stashed away that I had never used. I found this glass painting tutorial (which is actually really simple) and went to work.
Some of the other mason jar crafts featured at the live Pinterest display included this mason jar holder