Painted Mason Jars - Christmas Crafts to decorate your home

These painted mason jars are both easy and fun to make! Mason jar Christmas crafts are an easy way for kids to help decorate your home ready for Christmas. Included are step by step directions to make Frosty the snowman, Santa Claus and Rudolph the reindeer. These painted mason jars don't have to just be for decoration either, they would make great homemade Christmas gifts if you filled them with a few treats. Just scroll down below for instructions to make your own mason jar Christmas crafts!

Painted Mason Jars - Christmas Crafts to decorate your home



Looking for more fun and easy Christmas crafts? Be sure to check out our Christmas cookie jar!

Painted Mason Jars

Painted mason jars are the perfect craft for this time of year - they are just so much fun for little ones! No matter if it's for a quiet Christmas craft afternoon, kids play date, or just to keep the kids occupied during family parties - mason jar Christmas crafts are PERFECT for young children. You can follow our instructions below or give your child free rein to design their own mason jar!

We love pulling out easy crafts like these painted mason jars when the kids start getting bored - it really keeps their attention while adults visit. Bonus points for making great DIY decorations afterwards, too!

Scroll down for step by step directions to make your own painted mason jars!

mason jar christmas crafts

Painted Mason Jars - Christmas Crafts to decorate your home


Supplies for your painted mason jars


  • 3 mason jars
  • Acrylic paint - red, brown and white
  • Red glitter glue
  • Puffy paint - black and gold
  • Brushes

Directions to make your painted mason jars


STEP 1: Gather all your supplies


Before you get started, gather up all your supplies - mason jars, paint, and brushes. It just makes it easier to have everything in front of you before you start.

STEP 2: Paint the base coat


To get started, paint a jar red, another white, and the last one brown. Allow them to dry and then paint another coat of paint and allow that to dry as well.

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STEP 3: Paint the snowman mason jar


Now to paint the details of your snowman! Use the black puffy paint to paint 3 vertical buttons, as you see below. Allow time to dry.

snowman painted mason jars - christmas crafts for kids

STEP 4: Paint the reindeer mason jar


Once you've done that, it's time to paint the details of the reindeer. Use the red glitter glue to make a nose in the centre. Allow time to dry.

reindeer painted mason jars - christmas crafts for kids

STEP 4: Paint the Santa mason jar


Next, paint the details of your Santa jar! Using the black puffy paint paint a black belt around the centre of the jar. Allow time to dry.

STEP 6: Finalize details


Once the jars are dry, finish up by using the the gold puffy paint to make a gold buckle on your Santa jar. Allow it to dry before using for decoration.

santa painted mason jars - christmas crafts for kids

We hope you have a blast making these painted mason jars! Mason jar Christmas crafts are brillaint for children of all ages to make. They make great Christmas decoration and homemade gifts too!

Christmas painted mason jars. Easy mason jar Christmas crafts for kids.

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