Creating beautiful Christmas jars is so much easier than you think. Today I am turning a group of jars into a glowing nativity scene that is perfect for your mantel. Grab your own mason jars and get started creating your own version today! After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to celebrate than with mason jars! This post is sponsored by Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Jar Fresh Preserving Products; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Supplies needed to make these Christmas jars:
All supplies available at your local Michaels.
- Ball® Quart Jars with smooth sides
- Krylon Sea Glass Paint in ice
- Battery operated tea lights
- Gold vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Weeding tools
- Cricut machine
- Nativity scene cut file (click here to download)
You will want to paint your jars first so that they can dry. Be sure to start with clean jars and do your spray painting outside.
Spray all sides with a couple of coats of the sea glass paint and allow to dry completely. This paint gives your mason jars a frosted look that is just perfect for adding in candles.
You can then click here to download the nativity file. Upload this file to Cricut Design Space and resize it to fit your jars. You can see more about uploading images here if you have issues. All of your images will fit on one 12×12 sheet of vinyl.
Cut the images from gold vinyl then use weeding tools to remove all of the excess.
Continue until all of your excess vinyl has been removed.
Remember to remove things like the centers of the letter as well.
Then use scissors to cut the images away from each other.
Cut transfer tape to approximately the same size as your image.
Place the transfer tape over the top and then press down well.
Remove the backing and your vinyl should be left on the transfer tape.
Add the vinyl to the painted jars.
Press down well.
Then peel back your transfer tape.
You may have to clip the very bottom of your vinyl to make it lie flat.
For the images that are just one piece, you can just peel and stick them instead of using transfer tape if desired.
Then just add a tea light to each of your Christmas jars.
Set them on a mantel or anywhere that you want to spread a little holiday cheer.
These Christmas jars will look gorgeous during the day with the candles off.
But they really look stunning at night when you flip on the candles and watch the holiday magic happen!
You can really see the detail on each jar and how great they look in the following images.
I just love crafts that are super simple to make, don’t you?
Why not get crafty this season with Ball®? Add some Christmas home decor to any room with these gorgeous Christmas jars.
Everyone is sure to love this unique spin on a nativity scene. You might even make an extra to give as a holiday gift because the best gifts come wrapped in jars.
Grab your Ball® mason jars and get started on your own version of this amazing craft today! Everyone needs some Christmas jars this holiday season.