Hi Everyone! It’s Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama, and I have a fun Candy Cane Mason jar craft to share with all of you today. I don’t know about you, but I seriously cannot believe it’s almost time for Thanksgiving. And that means that Christmas isn’t far behind!
I love decorating for Christmas, and I try to save money by making as many decorations as I can — All of those little odds and ends really add up! Normally, I stick to neutral colors, but for the holidays, I love to add pops of red wherever I can. I made this little candy cane mason jar over the weekend, and it definitely brightens up the room!
Easy Candy Cane Mason Jar Craft
Normally, I use spray paint when I paint jars, but this time, I wanted a more rustic, vintage look, so I used chalk paint as a base instead. I gave the jar two coats of red paint.
Candy Cane Mason Jar Craft
When the red chalk paint was dry, I made stripes by taping the jar vertically and painting the spaces in between with white craft paint. When I removed the tape, I went back and painted the top part of the jar red. I didn’t want the stripes going all the way up because I felt that it would be too difficult to make the lines even around the neck of the jar.
I added some color to that area by winding red and white twine around the neck and making a small bow. I also distressed the jar by lightly sanding the letters and a little area on the sides.
What to put in a Candy Cane Mason Jar
Of course, a candy cane jar can look empty by itself, so I filled it with some peppermint candy canes.
So now, I not only have a new Christmas decoration, but it’s functional too. And with the kids around, the hardest part is going to be keeping the jar filled with candy canes!
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