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Patriotic Mason Jars

by Jenna Gleason

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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