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.
Painted Jolly Snowmen
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
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
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
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.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – FreebieFindingMom
Hot Chocolate Recipe
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!