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Easy July 4th crafts like these patriotic mason jars will look great on your table, mantel, or anywhere else you like to decorate for this patriotic holiday!

Everyone loves using mason jars to create decorations. We reuse glass jars all the time to make some cool home decor.

They’re very versatile. We’ve even made tiki torches from Pastene pasta sauce jars.

Try making these patriotic mason jars for your own home decor!

They’re quick and easy to make.

Patriotic Mason Jars

Patriotic 4th Of July Craft Jars

Here is what you’ll need to turn thee mason jars into 4th of July decoration. Rather than mason jars, we’re reusing jelly jars.

Easy mason jar patriotic craft painted white with wood stars and jute twine

Jar with red, white, and blue stars for 4th of July craft

Red 4th of July mason jar craft

Obviously, reuse what you have on hand. If you need mason jars you can get some here.

Supplies

Materials such as paint, fabric, jars, glue, scissors, and decorative stars to make 4th of July decorative jars.

Instructions

Follow these simple instructions to make your patriotic jars!

Paint The Jars


Apply 2 coats of White Chalk Paint to one jar, and 2 coats of the Red Chalk Paint to another jar.

Allow the jars to dry for about 30 minutes in between coats to make sure they are fully dry before moving on.

painting 4th of july jars

Adhere Napkin to Jar


For the third jar, we’re using a decorative napkin from the dollar store instead of paint.

Tear one of the napkins in half so it is about the size of the jar, and will wrap around it nicely. There is a blue star print on the top and a white piece on the bottom that you will not need.

Paper napkin with stars on it for the decorative jar craft project

Apply a thin coat of the mod podge to the remaining jar and slowly put the piece of napkin on top.

Applying mod podge to a jar with a paint brush

Where it will overlap in the back apply a little bit of the mod podge to seal it down.

Once the napkin is on the jar, apply a thin coat of mod podge on top to seal it.

Sealing the napkin with mod podge.

Add Jute Twine Decoration


When all of the jars are completely dry, wrap jute twine around the top for the desired look.

Jute twine wrapped around the mouth of the jars.

Add Star Decoration


Finally, string on the wooden stars and make a knot to secure them to the jars.

Using jute twine to hand wooden stars on the jars.

Finally, add some flowers, dry flowers, or any filler you like to the jars!

Three patriotic decorated jars with flowers in them

Three patriotic decorated jars with flowers in them
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4th Of July Mason Jar Craft

Mason jar 4th of July crafts, easy home decor for Independence Day!
Active Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Yield: 3 Jars
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Pair of scissors
  • Paint brush

Materials

  • 3 Mason Jars
  • White and Red Chalk Paint
  • Jute Twine
  • Wooden Stars from Dollar Tree
  • Star Napkins from Dollar Tree
  • Mod Podge

Instructions

  • Apply 2 coats of White Chalk Paint to one jar, and 2 coats of the Red Chalk Paint to another jar. Allow for about 30 minutes in between coats to make sure they are fully dry before moving on.
  • Tear one of the napkins so it fits around the third jar.
  • Apply a thin coat of the mod podge to the third jar and slowly put the piece of napkin onto the mod podge. Where it will overlap in the back apply a little bit of the mod podge to seal it down. Once the napkin is on the jar, apply a thin coat of mod podge on top to seal it.
  • When all of the jars are completely dry, wrap jute twine around the top and tie a bow.
  • String on the wooden stars and make a knot to secure them.
  • Add flowers or other decorations - these make great 4th of July sparkler holders

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