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Give Thanks Fall Mason Jar

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Get ready to decorate for Thanksgiving with this simple give thanks fall mason jar.  I enjoy decorating and crafting with mason jars so much that once a month I partner with a few other jar loving bloggers to bring you all kinds of creative projects made from jars.  This month we are focusing on Thanksgiving, be sure to read to the end and check out the other mason jar posts.   But first, let me show you how easy it is to create a pretty painted fall mason jar.

Give thanks fall mason jar Creative Ramblings

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I am using this jar on my mantle as a vase for faux flowers.  As we get closer to Thanksgiving it will hold real flowers on my table as part of a centerpiece.  All the paint and embellishments are on the outside so I can fill the jar with water and use real or faux flowers. 

Give thanks fall mason jar supplies

  • Quart mason jar
  • Contact paper – this is a great deal
  • Silhouette and design software
  • Paint
  • Sponge brush

give thanks fall mason jar supplies

I pulled up my Silhouette design studio and created a graphic that reads Give Thanks and added a few leaves. I used a font I like and some leaves from graphics in my library.  This video walks through how to make your own design in Silhouette studio.  Then I cut it out of contact paper, one of my go to materials for making stencils.  You can find all my tips for stenciling in this video.

Next, I transferred the design to my clean jar, for this jar I wanted the words and leaves to remain clear with paint around them.  

Give thanks fall mason jar tutorial

Once i had the stencil on the jar, and it was pressed down securely, I used a white chalk paint and a sponge brush to paint the jar.  To ensure my stencil lines were nice and crisp I used just a little bit of paint on my brush and an up and down motion.  I sponged on 1 light coat, let it dry a few minutes, then went back with a second light coat.  

painting a give thanks fall mason jar

When making a jar or sign using this technique it’s best to take the stencil off before the paint dries.  Waiting until it dries completely can cause chipping or peeling when the stencil is removed. I waited a few minutes for the paint to dry a bit, then removed the Contact paper, leaving nice crisp lines and a peek a boo jar perfect for Thanksgiving. 

give thanks fall mason jar fall mantle

I filled this fall mason jar with dried beans and added a few stems of faux flowers to decorate my mantle.  

If you like this post, be sure to pin it and check out the other Thanksgiving mason jar posts below.

Give thanks fall mason jar with flowers

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift from Happy Go Lucky Ball Jar Thanksgiving Favour from Red Cottage ChroniclesThanksgiving Mason Jar Sign from Weekend CraftGive Thanks Fall Mason Jar from Creative RamblingsMini Mason Jar Party Favors from Michelle James DesignsMake A Buffalo Check Mason Jar With Fabric from Our Crafty Mom

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Saturday 3rd of November 2018

This is perfect for November decorating. I've had a Silhouette for years but have never taken the time to learn how to use it.

Michelle James

Monday 29th of October 2018

I love this. Painting mason jars is so fun but I have never used a stencil on one. I think I will definitely do this soon! I also loved the video about the Halloween shirt and using the Silhouette Design Studio. That was super cute!


Monday 29th of October 2018

Thanks Michelle!

Michelle from Weekend Craft

Sunday 28th of October 2018

Love how this came out! Great trick to use contact paper vinyl gets so pricey.

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