This cute Reindeer Mason Jar makes the perfect DIY gift for the holidays. Fill it with treats, attach a gift card and gift it to someone special!
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Looking for the perfect DIY gift for the holidays? I’m loving this easy reindeer mason jar. When I was invited on Suncoast View to share fun mason jar crafts for National Mason Jar Day (yes, that really is a thing), the first ideas that came to mind were Christmas mason jars. I started with a snowman mason jar and then came up with the idea for this one.
It turned out to be super easy…a little paint, some craft foam and hot glue and my mason jar craft was complete!
Want to make one of your own? Here’s what you’ll need (and you can print these Michaels coupons to save some money):
- Mason Jar
- Acrylic paints: white, red and brown
- Black sharpie
- Brown craft foam
- Brown chenille
- Glue gun
Reindeer Mason Jar
The first thing you’ll need to do is paint the lid brown, then set aside. You may need a couple coats of paint. Then you start the eyes. It drives me nuts when things don’t match up so I made a template to be sure my eyes were the same size. Just find something oval (or round) and trace it on paper. I used the inside of my scissors.
Cut out the ovals/circles to make your template.
Paint eyes on the mason jar with white acrylic paint.
Next, take a black permanent marker. outline the eyes and color in the eyeballs. You can also use black paint but Sharpies are a lot easier.
Paint a red circle for the nose. I did this freehand since it was just one circle and didn’t have to match up to anything.
Next, use brown craft foam to make antlers. I started by making a template on paper first. I cut it out and then traced it onto the foam (yes, the matching thing again…it’s hard being a Virgo!)
Use the hot glue gun to glue the bottom part of the antlers to the mason jar lid. You’ll want to glue them face down because you’ll be propping them up soon.
IMPORTANT: Learn from my mistakes (I make plenty!). Put the lid on the jar BEFORE gluing the antlers on. I did it with the lid off the first time (see picture) and when I screwed it on, the antlers were facing sideways. I had to pull them off and start over.
Fold the antlers up and use hot glue to prop them up with chenille. I used about two inches of chenille then doubled it over and glued it to the antlers.
Attach the lid to the jar and you’ve got a reindeer.
Fill Your DIY Gift With Treats
Now fill it with sweet treats like this yummy Holiday Party Mix. with Snickers.
This reindeer mason jar makes a perfect DIY gift! Fill it with treats and add a gift card and you’ve got the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors and anybody else that deserves a little holiday love!
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