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Christmas Crafting with Mason Jars

Mason jars have come a long way from merely storing food or preserves – they’ve become a crafting/decorating staple! Hopefully you’ve been storing your empties to reuse in a crafty way because here’s the perfect opportunity to create something really special for the holiday season.

Happy crafting!

Painted Jolly Snowmen

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These are simply adorable and you can actually have so much fun with them. You don’t have to be an incredible artist – just print out a snowman image that you like and trace that onto your jar. From there you can use craft pens to draw in all the little details.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – CraftsbyAmanda

Snowcapped Pinecones

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For something really simple, clean and elegant, make yourself some of these candle holders with those jars that you’ve been collecting. Snow, candles and pinecones are such a classic match for Christmastime; as they say: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – CraftsByAmanda

Crocheted Jar Cluster

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These darling little jar sweaters are just too cute! They’d look great as a display on your mantelpiece with some tea lights shining through – especially the sewn lace sweater (it’s also the easiest one to make), or even just as a vase for some colorful flowers.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – DottieAngel

A Lovely Christmas Township

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This is one of those projects that makes me wonder how I didn’t think of it before. It’s actually so effortless to do – especially with the supplied templates, but don’t be afraid to create your own scene. Bear in mind that the fake snow is a temporary thing that will eventually come off, so if you want something more permanent that you can use again next year, consider flecking white paint with a toothbrush instead.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ShabbyArtBoutique

Snowman Snow Globe

Snow globes have always made me so nostalgic for my childhood; I used to find them so fun and fascinating, but never thought that I’d be able to make my own! It’s a lot easier to make yourself than you’d think, and you can personalize the jolly snowman as you wish. Perfect for a kid’s room, gift, or mantelpiece display.

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DIY Instructions and Project Credit – FreebieFindingMom

Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Everyone loves a nice warm mug of hot chocolate on a chilly day, and everyone loves Rudolph – unless they’re the Grinch. It makes sense then, to create a Rudolph jar of hot chocolate, right? The recipe is delicious (try to get the dark cocoa powder; it makes all the difference!), and the decoration and labels are as cute as they are easy to make.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TwoMoreMinutes

Rustic Centerpiece

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If you’re running around like a headless chicken sorting out the food and drinks for Christmas dinner, and on top of that, getting the house tidy and yourself looking pretty, a centerpiece may not always be high on your list of things to make. This one is quick and easy to put together, yet still looks well thought-out and perfectly planned.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – APrettyLife

Snowman Light

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This is a great craft to get the kids involved in – it’s something to keep them busy, get their creative DIY Instructions and Project Credit – juices flowing, and when it’s done, light up their rooms in such a charming, festive way.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – CraftyMorning

Personalized Snow Globe

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A snow globe doesn’t necessarily have to feature a snowman; with a jar fake snow and some water, you can pick up any tree, figurine, ornament or pretty item to display inside. It doesn’t even have to be Christmas-themed because the snow globe itself already brings the holiday cheer.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – AnyoneCanDecorate and SimpleCraves&OliveOil

Snowman Luminary

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No adult could ever love Christmas as much a child does, so here is another darling craft to get the little ones involved in. This fuzzy-faced snowman luminary will look adorable just about anywhere.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ClubChicaCircle

Cluster Light

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You need quite a few jars for this one, so you may need to ask friends or neighbors for some handouts; don’t worry if they’re different sizes, it’ll just add to the rustic charm. It’s a beautiful addition to the outside porch, but it’ll also look absolutely stunning as an indoor chandelier.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – AllThingsHeart&Home

Illuminated Snow Scene

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This happy little snowy scene is really easy to make; you can include any Christmas ornament, but I’m totally in love with the happy little penguin and the way the light shines down on him. Go ahead and make a whole collection to set atop your mantelpiece.

DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Bitz&Giggles

What are your favorite Christmas Crafts? Share them in comments

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