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Patriotic Mason Jars

by Jenna Gleason on Apr 25th, 2017

Kids of all ages will enjoy making this patriotic, paper stained, mason jar craft. They are incredibly easy to make!  Let’s grab a few supplies.

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3 Mason Jars

Tissue Paper Sheets (1 Red, 1 White, 1 Blue)

Mod Podge


Decorations (Candles, Flags, Paper Confetti)

(Total Cost - $10 to $12)

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(Time - 20 to 40 Minutes) (Drying Period - 8 Hours or Overnight)

Step 1: Mix mod podge glue with water to make a thin liquid.

Step 2: Tear all three sheets of tissue paper into medium sized (approximately 2 inches long by 1 inch tall) rectangles and keep separated.

Step 3:  Next, dip the pieces of tissue paper in the glue mixture and apply to the jar. Apply one piece at a time in any design you like, and layer if necessary.  Don’t worry about wrinkles, just have fun with it!

Step 4: Once your jars are covered, make sure all pieces are firmly placed against the glass, and let them set overnight (approximately 8 hours) to ensure all the glue is dry.

Step 5: Finally...decorate! Have fun with it. Use candles to make luminaries, or fill the jar with paper confetti and arrange American flags for a perfect centerpiece! You can also add ribbon or buttons to the outside of your mason jars.

So festive. Aren’t they fabulous?  Happy crafting!

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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