Today is Day 3 of our weeklong Holiday Craft Party, and I along with four of my crafting buddies are sharing creations using mason jars!
Everybody knows the old holiday saying “Eat, drink, and be merry.” Well, since the particular jar I’d be using is for drinking, I decided to drop the whole eating part. After all, it’s what’s in the eggnog that can really lead to some jolly good fun, if ya know what I’m saying.
I cut out this simple holiday saying in some vinyl and jazzed up a plastic mason jar that has a cute burlap and green chevron insert, handle, lid, and straw….and the best part is that I got it 70% off at Michaels! A Christmas miracle, indeed! ;)
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‘Drink and Be Merry’ Christmas Mason Jar
- Burlap and green chevron mason jar
- Vinyl: red & white
- Silhouette Cameo & cutting mat
- Transfer tape, scraper tool, & strip of painter’s tape
- Decorative ribbon (only if you like to be extra fancy when enjoying tasty libations) ;)
The Vinyl Decal
I created my design in Silhouette Studio and used my Silhouette Cameo to create the vinyl decal. I first cut out the background layer in red vinyl, and the top inner layer in white, then weeded or removed the excess vinyl (my craft tweezers were a huge aid in getting all those teeny tiny cuts out!). Both pieces also included registration marks at the top to allow for easy layering.
Layering the Vinyl
For a full rundown on how to use registration marks and layer vinyl, check out this tutorial!
All I did here was apply some transfer tape over top the white vinyl and also cut away the paper backing so only the two white registration marks were ready to be applied. Then I carefully aligned the two white rectangles over top their red counterparts….
….then peeled away the rest of the paper backing from the white vinyl, and used my scraper tool to fully apply everything. Now I had a beautifully (and nearly perfectly) layered vinyl decal!
Ahhh, it’s such a sign of relief to see a successful layering project. Definitely sets my OCD nerves at ease.
Applying the Vinyl
Now it was finally time to apply the vinyl decal to the mason jar. For this I used the hinge method with a strip of painter’s tape, and applied one side of the decal at a time.
You can read more about this nearly fool-proof application method here!
The Completed ‘Drink and Be Merry’ Christmas Mason Jar!
And here’s my final ‘Drink and Be Merry’ Christmas mason jar! I think it is just so stinkin’ cute. I love how the red and white lettering POPS off the green and burlap. At first I was a little concerned that the words would be too busy on top of the chevron background, but that’s not the case at all….it looks quite lovely!
And don’t you always drink with a big bow nestled at the base of your straw too? No? I’m the only one?? ;)
This is the perfect little cup to enjoy some holiday beverages….I think I have some apple cider chilling in the fridge right now! :)
Holiday Craft Party! Day 3: Mason Jars!
There’s more fun! This week I’m taking part in a Holiday Craft Party with four other lovely and crafty ladies. Every day is a new theme and we’re all sharing tutorials!
- Ornaments (Monday, 11/16): TWO ways to make a yarn ball ornament!
- Gift Tags (Tuesday, 11/17): Check out my colorful snowflake gift tags!
- Mason Jars (Wednesday, 11/18): Drink and be merry, folks!
- Wreaths (Thursday, 11/19): How about a whimsical painted Christmas stocking?!
- Home Decor (Friday, 11/20): I’m all about making spirits BRIGHT!
Today’s theme is Mason Jars, so make sure you check out their amazing holiday creations too!
- Snowman Mason Jar Soap Dispenser by Two Purple Couches
- Drink and Be Merry Christmas Mason Jar by Where The Smiles Have Been (that’s me!)
- Winter Wonderland Mason Jar Candle Holder by The House Down The Lane
- Christmas Mason Jar Photo Frame by Simply Kelly Designs
- DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe by Weekend Craft
Holiday Craft Party Giveaway!
But wait! There’s more! ;) We’re also celebrating this Holiday Craft Party with a GIVEAWAY! Woot Woot! Yep, we want to help all our lovely readers have a fabulous and crafty holiday season, so we’re giving away three great prizes!
Enter in the widget below for your chance to win….and come back each day this week to see more amazing holiday tutorials AND more chances to enter!
(Open to US residents only. Happy Holidays!)
If You Enjoyed This….
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas!