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Pencil Mason Jar Teacher Gift

By: Uncommon Designs
August 15, 2014

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Pencil Mason Jar Teacher Gift
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Hey y'all!  It's Trish from Uncommon Designs and I'm super excited to share this awesome Back to School Mason Jar with you today!  Get out a mason jar and a little bit of paint and get ready to make a painted pencil jar that you can pack with all sorts of treats!

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Flamingo
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Primary Yellow
  • Paint brush
  • Water basin
  • Palette
  • Mason jar
  • Metallic silver ribbon


I am using mine to make a sweet welcome back to school treat for my children's teachers.  You could do that or make one for you star student.  They are so easy to make one... or a bunch!

Instruction #1 - Back to School Mason Jar Supplies
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Step One.  Paint the exterior of the mason jar with the primary yellow gloss enamels paint. Once that coat is dry add 1-2 more coats of the paint.  Make sure to let the glass dry completely between coats.

Instruction #2 - Back to School Mason Jar Printables Painted Jar
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Step Two.  Paint the lid with the Flamingo pink paint.  I ended up painting 3 coats.  Again, make sure each coat dries completely before you start on the next.

Instruction #3 - Back to School Mason Jar Painted Lid
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Step Three.  Add a cute metallic silver bow and fill your jar with treats for that special teacher.  That is all folks!

Instruction #4 - Back to School Mason Jar Treat for DecoArt
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Want to add a one more extra special touch? Print off a Have an Awesome Year Printable Mason Jar Tag and tuck it in the lid of your jar!  Perfect!

Do you do anything special for your teachers before school  begins? 

Instruction #5 - Back to School Mason Jar Printable
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Be sure to visit Uncommon Designs  for more projects and to learn more about Trish.


Hi Alice! No you didn't miss it. It was my first attempt and so I didn't want to clcrniohe a potential disaster. lol. I used mod podge, a little water, and food coloring. Coated the inside, let it dry, and then baked in the oven on low for about 30 minutes. Pretty cool, huh?


July 12, 2015

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