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7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift:: Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

day7 Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Hi Crafting Chicks readers!  It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I am so glad to be participating in the Bloggers Best Christmas Series: 12 Days of Christmas!!  Gift giving is one of my favorite things! There is nothing better than having a little gift giving arsenal of quick gifts for friends, co-workers, neighbors and teachers!  My aunt is the queen of great little giftables stashed away in her closet … she picks up fun things all year long and always has something on hand if she needs a gift.  I am not quite that organized, but I do have a super cute {and quick!} mason jar gift idea to share with you!

7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

You will not believe how easy this is to make!  There are literally only a handful of basic craft supplies needed:

  • Mason Jar (or recycle a spaghetti jar)
  • White acrylic paint + foam brush
  • White feather trim
  • Hot Glue Gun + glue sticks

I used a foam brush to ‘pounce’ the white acrylic paint on the mason jar. (I found that when I tried to paint up and down, the paint was streaky and did not cover the jar well.)  To pounce, just add paint on your brush and sponge/dab it all over the jar.  I think it is better to add less paint to your brush and cover smaller parts of the jar then get your brush loaded with paint and have a thick heavy coat.  I was able to add two thinner coats quickly and it was dry is less than 20 minutes.  Once your jar is dry, plug in your glue gun and gather your feather trim.  I picked up the feather trim at Michael’s with a coupon for a few dollars.

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Work your way around the jar lid and hot glue the feather trim around the jar.  If you want to, stamp a kraft paper tag, thread it with sheer white ribbon and attach it to the top of your jar with gold washi tape.  I just can’t enough of that feather trim!!

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Fill your gift with homemade snack mix, hot cocoa mix or spiced cider mix, candy, cookies or even a few of your favorite bath and body products. Because I am obsessed with them, I filled my 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift with shimmery white gum balls!

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Here are a few more of my favorite mason jar gifts!

Thanks so much for letting me stop by ladies – happy, happy holidays!!

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Glittered Jars

Disclaimer: This project is sponsored by Elmer’s.

Glittered Jar Are you looking for a way to add a little glam to your home for very little cost? Well, then this project is for you! I love the sparkle and shine, and who would guess this was once a pickle jar! And it is so easy too (given you have warm temperatures this time of year).

Glittered Jar Supplies To make yourself, you’ll need empty glass jars, spray paint, and matching glitter colors. I loved the Craft Bond glue and glitter from Elmer’s.

Spray Painted Jars First, spray paint your jars. I love how pretty these jars are with a coat of paint on them. Spray on 3 light coats, or until you can’t see through the jars. I like to start with the tops down, and coat the bottom and sides, then flip and get around the top and a little on the inside to make sure it is all covered.

Jar with glue for glitter Give the jars time to dry and cure. I waited overnight. To keep the glue/glitter line really straight and clean, I taped it off with painters tape before adding the glue. Warning: The tape took some of the shine off of the metallic paint when I removed it. It wasn’t noticeable on the aqua and pink jars though.

Glittered jars glue Brush on the Craft Bond adhesive in thin coat. I found it worked best to work in one section at a time instead of trying to cover the whole jar before the glue dried.

Glittered Jar Sprinkle the glitter onto the glue. Go ahead and lay it on thick so it covers really well. Be very generous with the glitter!

glitter Elmer’s glitter kit came with this little funnel that is perfect for putting the extra glitter back in the jar for future use!

Glittered Jars All glittered up!

gold glitter jar

Any re-purposing empty jars going on at your house?

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