DIY Mason Jar Necklace

Give a fun DIY mason jar necklace to someone you love this Valentine’s Day or for any reason.  Birthday coming up?  Yep they will love this fun mason jar charm necklace as well.  Plus it can be customized with any jar of your imagination.  It just takes a few colored pencils and your artistic skills.  Don’t worry.  It is easy.  I promise!  
It is Craft Lightning week y’all.  Each day this week I will post a tutorial that takes 15 minutes or less to complete.  Each afternoon I will post a round up of quick and easy Valentine’s Day crafts from our blog partners for this series plus from my friend Carolina over at 30 Minute Crafts.  Do you want a chance to be featured?  Be sure to link up to our Craft Lightning linky party.  If you missed any of the fun catch up with round ups from day 1/2, day 3, and day 4.
This project was originally posted at Crafts Unleashed but I am publishing here in case you missed it.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

Supplies needed to make your own shrink plastic mason jar gift charms:

Portions of the supplies for this project were provided to me as part of my design team status with Consumer Crafts.  All projects and opinions are my own however.

 

 

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

Lay your shrink plastic on top of your printable and trace around your jar.  The smallest jar on the google doc is the one I used for the necklaces.  You can make the charms larger if you wish.  Then color in any areas you wish.  Add a name if you’d like

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

Or even draw some hearts or anything else you feel your gift recipient will love.  See how I added a bottom to this jar even though the silly Google doc looks cutoff.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

Using scissors, cut the shrink plastic around all of the jars.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

Add holes with a standard hole punch used for paper.  Be sure to do this BEFORE you start shrinking the plastic.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

Put in the oven according to the package directions.  These literally take 3-5 minutes to shrink up to awesomeness.  You can see how much each one will shrink in the picture below.  See how light the colors are in the picture above but how vibrant they are once that plastic shrinks like magic.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.
 
Just use pliers to attach mason jar charm to necklace with a jump ring.  So simple.  I love that little rainbow jar y’all!
DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

You can also attach these simple mason jar charm to key rings as well.  Really anywhere that you want to add a cute mason jar embellishment.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

String them with cord to make gift or hang tags as well.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

The possibilities are endless with this project.  The kids will love drawing on the shrink plastic and adding items to the mason jars.  Watching the shrink process is magic for kids and adults alike.  Just be sure to follow all package directions and be careful as they will be HOT!  Here is a picture of all of the mason jar gifts I ended up making with just one sheet of shrink plastic.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

So grab that shrink plastic and colored pencils and get started today.  Your Valentine will thank you for the wonderful gift.  My DIY mason jar necklace is sure to put a smile on their face.

DIY Mason Jar Necklace -- make a shrink plastic charm in just a few minutes with these easy to follow instructions.

Be sure to link up your Valentine’s Day crafts that take 15 minutes or less to complete to our Craft Lightning linky party!
 

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