These DIY Apple Mason Jars are perfect for Teacher Appreciation Gifts. You can make them under 15 minutes and they are super cute for treats. These jars are really easy to put together and the kiddos can help to make them and get them ready in time for Back to School. We really love how they turned out… Take a look!
White Spray Primer
Red Acrylic Paint or Spray Paint and Brown Acrylic Paint,
Green Card Stock
Scissors, Glue Gun.
Paint the Jars and Lid-Ring
The first thing you want to do is clean the jars thoroughly and prime them before you paint them. When they are clean and dry use acrylic or spray paint to paint the outside of the jar. You are going to need two to three coats of paint. Make sure to let the paint dry completely between coats for best results. Let the kiddos help with this part of the job… Kids love to paint!
To paint the lid-ring I used black spray paint.
Make the Leaves
Cut a piece of green card stock in a leaf shape and leave a long stem at the end.
Fold the leaf in half to make the middle vein.
Use an embossing tool to make the rest of the veins.
You are done!
MAKE THE STEM
Paint or stain a wood peg and glue the leaves to it.
Use the glue gun to attach the wood peg to the lid.
You are done!
Fill up the jar with yummy treats and make a teacher’s day!
Do you like it?
Here are some other adorable Back to School Crafts and DIY Teacher’s Gifts that you’ll love!
Such a cute gift idea for teachers and teens!
These are amazing!
As always thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!
We love hanging out with you!
What did you prime the jar with?
You can use spray paint primer.
Hi, I love this idea! I’m just wondering where you found the wooden peg?
You can find them at your local craft store.
Great post and fabulous ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!
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I made 3 of these for our teachers and filled them with Starburst candies. I used sparkly red spray paint for the jars instead of painting with a brush and they turned out super cute!! Thanks for posting this!!
How fun! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂
I came across your blog through Pinterest and just LOVE this project! I would love for you to link up to Your Designs This Time Monday’s at 8:00. I’ll also be featuring these adorable apples on my blog this Friday!
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This is just awesome! Forget teacher appreciation, I want this for myself 🙂
I just LOVE this idea, Desiree!! I will be making one with my little guy this week!
Loving that you love it… Have fun!
Fun. Thank you
Can I easily find a wooden peg like that at a craft store?
Yes, you can find them in their wood craft area.
I’m trying to attempt your apple jars and I’m struggling with the paint. My paint is dry and I’m trying to do a second coat, but it just wipes off the first coat. Any tips to avoid this? Did you really just use acrylic craft paint? Thanks.
Jen, make sure the surface is completely clean before you start painting. Maybe that’s the problem.
Thanks! I put them through the dishwasher and this time I just gently wiped on the paint and it worked much better.