Published On November 28, 2020
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These easy mason jar Christmas centerpieces are simple yet festive. The jars are low enough for guests to see over at the dining room table, but add quite a big impact of holiday joy.

Christmas Mason Jars table centerpiece

Are you struggling to find a beautiful Christmas centerpiece for the table? Something other than an expensive floral arrangement that won’t last too long?

You want a centerpiece that is low enough for your guests to be able to see each other across the dining room table while eating. Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of great options out there when it comes to decorating the table for your Christmas dinner!

I think these decorated mason jars are the perfect answer. The painted jars are simple. Yet they make a big statement with their words of cheer made with a Cricut machine. (Or you could paint them.)

Fill them with flowers, greenery or a candle for a perfect Christmas table centerpiece.

If you’d like, make the decorated mason jars to give as gifts. Fill them with a bouquet of fresh flowers, or add candy or treats inside.

You might also like our easy Christmas mason jar lantern craft or these mason jar toppers made with Cricut.

This waterless snow globe could also easily be made with a mason jar.

Mason Jar Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Mason Jars table centerpiece

These painted Christmas mason jars make a beautiful table centerpiece. Fill them with fresh greenery or a candle for your dining room table. Or make a few to give as gifts when filled with flowers or candies.

Materials

  • 3 Mason jars with lids removed, 16 oz
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Cricut Joy (or Cricut Maker) with Fine Point Blade
  • Smart Vinyl, Removable (or Permanent) in black
  • Scissors
  • Weeder Tool
  • Americana Chalky Finish (for glass) in Everlasting 
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

    1. Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using. Wipe the surface of the jars with rubbing alcohol before painting. Cleaning Mason Jar with Rubbing Alcohol
    2. Apply a thick coat of chalky finish paint to each of the mason jars. Put aside to dry fully and repeat with additional coverage as needed.  Leave enough time to dry fully between coats of paint, approx. 4-6 hours. Painting Mason Jar White Painting Mason Jar White Painted Mason Jars Drying
    3. Open a blank canvas in Design Space and select the text icon from the toolbar.
    4. Type MERRY. Cricut Design Space Merry Letter
    5. Change the font to “Little White Lies”. Cricut Design Space Little White Lies Font
    6. With the word highlighted, adjust the letter spacing to 0.7. Cricut Design Space Letter Spacing Adjust
    7. Stretch the lettering by clicking on the lock symbol above the size section and adjusting the height to 1.7” while keeping the width the same.
    8. Next, click on the unlock symbol and adjust the word height to 2”. Adjusting Letter Height in Cricut Design Space
    9. With the word highlighted, click on the “Weld” button. 
    10. Steps 5-11 for the other words: JOY and HOPE. Merry Joy Hope Letters in Cricut Design Space
    11. Select “Make It” in Design Space.
    12. For cutting the words, set the material type to Premium Vinyl. Cricut Design Space Load Project MaterialsJoy Hope Merry Artwork Review in Cricut Design Space
    13. Follow prompts for loading into the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy and cutting the Premium Vinyl. When prompted, unload from the cutting machine.Cricut Machine Loaded with Black Vinyl
    14. Remove the vinyl from the mat and cut around each word with a pair of scissors. Cutting letters out of black adhesive vinyl
    15. Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard. Weeding Cricut Vinyl Hope Joy Merry Cricut Vinyl LettersWeeding Cricut Vinyl Joy Letters Merry Hope Joy Vinyl Letter Stickers
    16. Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the text. Cutting Cricut Transfer Paper
    17. Peel away the transfer tape backing but ensure the transfer tape is not overly sticky. Dab the sticky side of the transfer tape with your hand to weaken the adhesive.
    18. Place the transfer tape overtop of the cut word. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape. Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape. Position the phrase with the transfer tape on to the smooth side of a jar and press in place. Press the vinyl phrase down with your fingers to help it to stick to the painted glass jar. Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the jar. Applying Transfer Paper to Adhesive Vinyl Letters Joy Letters on Transfer Paper on Mason Jar Peeling transfer paper off of mason jar
    19. Repeat for the other mason jars. Merry vinyl letters on mason jar with transfer paper

Notes

To finish, fill the containers with greenery, candies or a candle.

Print out the How-To card to save this Christmas DIY! However, photos won’t print on the card to save you ink on your home printer. So be sure to Pin This idea to your Christmas or DIY boards if you want to remember it and get the photo tutorial.

mason jar Christmas centerpieces with greenery

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