Published On September 19, 2020 | Last Updated September 25, 2020
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This Cricut craft makes stunning Christmas Mason jar toppers in a poinsettia and holly pattern. Perfect last minute gift for friends, coworkers and neighbors!

closeup of paper poinsettia holiday jar topper on mason jars
paper holly leaf holiday jar topper on mason jar filled with candy

Anyone else love the versatility of mason jars? Not only can you get them cheap, but you can make look fancy in a jiffy! Which is why I love the Cricut templates in Design Space. You can easily make these stunning Christmas mason jar lids to make your gift look more expensive than it is!

Christmas mason jar topper lids
paper holiday jar topper on mason jars

A jar of candy is a nice Christmas gift. But you can really give it a WOW factor with these glass jar topper ideas. Seriously, they will talk about how beautiful the jar is before they realize there is Christmas candy in it!

How to Make Christmas Mason Jar Lid Toppers

Materials

Makes One Poinsettia and One Holly Jar Topper

  • Poinsettia template in Design Space,  #M5258CA
  • Holly Stand Up Icon in Design Space, #M524F76
  • Cricut Maker (or other Cricut cutting machine) with Fine Point Blade and Scoring tool
  • Cricut Standard Grip Mat
  • Cricut Deluxe Cardstock paper in Flannel & Frost
  • Glass Jar with lid, 8oz 
  • Spatula
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Paper Mason Jar Topper Supplies on table

Directions

Uploading the Poinsettia and Holly Patterns

Open Cricut Design Space. Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.

Click on the Images button from the toolbar.

Search #M5258CA and #M524F76 and then click on the images to insert the pattern on the canvas. Maintain the sizes.

Click on the Shape button from the toolbar. Insert circle and size it to 2” across or whatever the diameter of your jar lid.

Duplicate all pieces (except for the small centerpiece of the poinsettia flower).

Flip the second set of holly images horizontally creating a mirror image of the first set.

Move to the color sync tab to see all the pieces sorted by color.

Change the color of the centerpiece to match the circle shapes.

Change the color of the poinsettia leaves to light green.

Change the color of the holly leaves to dark green. 

Cutting

With the machine set to Cricut Maker, select “Make It” in Design Space.

Set material type to Medium Cardstock, choosing the appropriate weight based on your paper.

Place the first paper color onto the mat.

paper holiday flower paper on Cricut machine

Follow the prompts for loading cardstock paper into Cricut Maker and cutting. When cutting is complete, unload the mat from the machine.

Using a spatula tool, remove the cut pieces from the cutting mat.

paper holiday flowers stencil cutouts

Repeat for the rest.

sheet of buffalo check plaid holiday paper in Cricut
buffalo check plaid holiday jar topper in hand
Cricut machine with holiday paper sheet
paper holiday jar petal stencils

Assembling the Paper Poinsettia & Holly

Place the holly pieces back to back (see reference pictures below).

partially complete paper holiday jar flowers
partially complete paper holiday jar flowers
partially complete paper holiday jar flowers

Insert the pieces along the center slits to form the 3D holly shape. Glue the tops and bottom edges in place to help hold secure.

partially complete paper holiday jar flowers

Fold the poinsettia pieces along the score lines. 

red paper poinsettia flower parts

Stack the poinsettia pieces with the largest at the bottom, rotating the direction of each petal piece and gluing together each layer at the center. Glue the small centerpiece in the middle.

paper 3D poinsettia flowers
closeup of 3D paper poinsettia flower in hand

For the poinsettia leaves, fold the tab and apply a bit of glue to the tab. Align the adjacent edges tucking the tab towards the back to form leaf shape. 

closeup of paper holiday jar flower petal
closeup of paper holiday jar flower petal
closeup of paper holiday jar flower petals

Assembling the Mason Jar Toppers

Glue the circle pieces to the tops of the lids. 

paper holiday leaf petals and jar tops

Glue the poinsettia leaves to one of the lids. 

plaid mason jar topper with holly leaves

Glue the poinsettia bloom to the center of the lid.

paper poinsettia flower mason jar topper

Glue the holly to the top of the other lid.

3d holly leaf mason jar topper

Fill jars with treats and tie with twine or other decorative ribbon.

paper holiday jar topper on mason jars

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