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Dr. Seuss Gift in Jar

This Dr. Seuss gift in a jar is the perfect gift for teachers! Ready in 15 minutes, the kids will love making this craft for their teachers.
Course craft, diy, hobby
Keyword mason jar, mason jar craft, mason jar gift
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Mason jar
  • Sticker foam letters
  • Americana Multi Surface paint in Lipstick
  • White cardstock
  • Tissue paper
  • Tape
  • Printer
  • Americana Decoupage medium
  • Matt sealer spray or hair spray


  • I added foam letters to a clean jar that spelled “READ”. It actually does not matter what color these letters are as long as they adhere to your jar completely and are 3 dimensional.
  • Spray the jar with a few coats of Krylon Dual in white and allow to dry completely. Then brush red onto those letters with Americana Multi Surface in Lipstick. It took me a few coats for complete coverage.
  • Then wrap a piece of white cardstock with white tissue paper and use tape to secure in the back. The shiny side of the tissue paper should be against the cardstock. Then print the image of your choice onto the matte side of the tissue paper as shown below.
  • Remove the tissue paper from the cardstock. Trim around your image and decide where on your jar you would like it to be placed. Use Americana Decoupage medium to adhere the image to your jar. Printing on tissue paper will make the image blend into the jar more. Just coat your image on the back with the decoupage medium. If you need to add any decoupage to the front, be sure to spray a matte sealer or hair spray over the tissue paper first to lock in the ink.
  • Once the decoupage dries completely, you can add a hand stamped tag to your jar as shown.