Fall is such a fun time to grab some crafting supplies to make craft projects to enjoy at home or give as gifts. This easy pumpkin Mason jar is a cute handmade fall decor idea, but it is also wonderful to give as a sweet gift when filled with seasonal candies or even jar mixes for cookies or muffins. And the great news is every part of the painting for this project can be done with the same versatile paint from Apple Barrel, which happens to come in a super affordable and handy set! Read on for all the details.
This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the Plaid Creators team. All opinions are entirely my own.
Pumpkin Mason Jar Supplies
- Empty Clear Mason Jar with Lid Ring and Lid Insert
- Apple Barrel® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Set – Colors used here: Outrageous Orange, True Green, Classic Caramel, White
- Paint Brushes
- Contact Paper (Optional)
- Wood Finial
- Hot Glue
Use a brush to apply the orange paint on the outside surface of the jar, applying a thin, even coat. I like the semi-translucent look of applying just one coat to this project, but if a more opaque finish is desired, allow the first coat of paint for a half hour before applying a second coat in the same fashion. Set the jar aside to dry completely.
One cute option for jars that will be used for cookie or muffin mixes is to cut an oval of contact paper and affix it to the jar to work as a mask as you paint. These creates a fun peek-a-boo window to see the layered ingredients in the finished mix!
Paint the lid ring and round lid insert with the green paint and the wood finials with the caramel paint. Allow all pieces to dry completely.
One really fun thing about the Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint Set is the creative license the colors give you to mix and blend to achieve innumerable different colors just from one collection of 16 paints! I opted to mix the orange and white paint to create a lighter orange…
…which I used to paint cute stripes on the outside of the jar to mimic the look of a real pumpkin. Cute!
When all of the paint is totally dry, affix the wood finial to the top of the jar insert. Finish, if desired, with some pretty fall-colored ribbon.
Now, all that is left to do is to fill the pumpkin Mason jar with your favorite fall treat (candy corn, anyone?) or even a fall cookie or muffin mix. These make such fun gifts!
Looking for a yummy mix to fill this cute pumpkin Mason jar? Check out my Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix, which comes with handy free printable tags!
If you ever find yourself wanting to paint on multiple surface types, but you don’t want to have to buy a different paint to tackle each project, the Apple Barrel Multi-Surface starter kit is seriously for you! The set comes with 16 beautiful colors, which are all suitable for indoor and outdoor use and can be applied to dozens of surfaces (think tin, terracotta, paper mache, canvas, wood, plaster, rigid plastic, fabric, concrete, glass, and ceramics). And did I mention they are also dishwasher safe?? This is a terrific value for crafting with your family, since this is a great starter kit filled with colors that can be used as-is or mixed to create just about any hue you can imagine. And with holiday crafting coming up, this will be a lifesaver for small projects like ornaments, handmade gifts and more!
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.