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DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

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These DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars are so cute and with this tutorial pretty darn easy to duplicate.  This year I have been having so much fun thinking of creative, inexpensive, thoughtful DIY holiday gifts. 

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

These DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars are a perfect addition to our holiday gifting series.  

I have always loved and appreciated handmade gifts.  We tend to stress ourselves out, every year, spending too much money on holiday gifts.  Every year people put themselves in debt in order to buy holiday gifts.  With just a little time, energy and more often than not just a few dollars you can make some of the most thoughtful gifts this holiday season.  

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

Materials Needed

3 – 8 oz wide mouth jelly jars with a decorative pattern and lids

Chalk finish paint such as DecoAart Chalky Finish paint in Ramance (red), Everlasting (white) and New Life (green)

Gold metallic paint such as DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics in 24K Gold

Medium-sized paintbrush

Fine sandpaper (e.g. 180 grit)

Wood findings such as a Christmas tree or candle cup

Hot glue gun and clear craft glue or clear E6000 adhesive

 

Instructions 

 

Paint the entire outside surfaces of the glass jar in the color of your choice. Let dry completely. (see video tutorial)

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

Lightly sand the painted jars for a distressed finish. sand any of the raised areas of the glass jar. Wipe off the paint dust with a damp paper towel.

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

 

Paint the inside and outside surface of the mason jar lid including rim with gold metallic paint. Repeat with the wood findings. Multiple coats may be needed for full coverage. Allow paint to dry completely between each coat. (see video tutorial)

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

Glue the painted disk into the rim of the jar lid. Glue the wood finding onto the top of the lid to form a knob.

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

Tie a festive, decorative ribbon around the knob. (see video tutorial)

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

Fill the jar with treats of your choice.

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Jars

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