Create a Snowflake Mason Jar DIY that looks beautiful on your table for a holiday centerpiece. Easily customize your colors and designs while painting your mason jar. This Snowflake mason jar tutorial is so easy to follow and will get your holiday crafting started off perfectly!

Snowflake Mason Jar DIY | Christmas Mason Jar Tutorial | How to Paint Mason Jars for Centerpieces


Before you get started on making your Snowflake mason jar, you need a few items! I always say its best to be prepared up front so you do not have to stop mid craft and pick it up again. Various sizes of mason jars make this craft stand out because your tealights will be at different levels.
Personally, this is a fun craft to do with friends or kids since it mainly requires just paint. This particular craft I have done in snowflakes, but feel free to branch out with Christmas Trees, Santa, reindeer or Christmas bulbs. You can also a variety of Christmas shapes or even paint in stripes like a candy cane.
I think the most fun thing about crafting at the holiday time is to get a bit creative with colors and glitter, so do not be afraid to deviate from this snowflake mason jar craft to something that suits your table top!
  • Blue Acrylic Craft Paint  -used Waverly in Ocean Blue Color
  • White Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Snowflake Cookie Cutter
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Foam Snowflake Stickers
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint Tray
  • White Paint Marker/Pen
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Tealights
  • Epsom salt or sand


To get started on your Snowflake Mason Jar DIY, wash and dry your jelly jars completely before attempting this project. Paint needs a clean surface to stick to and making sure you don’t skip this step will ensure a great craft from the get go.
Use the cookie cutter to draw a snowflake pattern onto a piece of paper.
Cut out the pattern with scissors.
Place the pattern onto a jar and trace around it with a black permanent marker.
Do not worry if your tracing isn’t perfect because you can correct while you paint.

Snowflake Mason Jar DIY | Christmas Mason Jar Tutorial | How to Paint Mason Jars for Centerpieces

How to paint designs on Mason Jars




To do other snowflakes on your jars you can also use foam stickers to guide you!


Place foam stickers FIRMLY onto the front of the other jars and set aside.


Mix up three different colors of blue paint and carefully paint each jar, going around the snowflakes with a smaller detailed brush to get into the snowflake design carefully.


Let your painted mason jars dry between coats to ensure proper coverage. Acrylic paints dry pretty fast.


I used two coats on each jar.



When your snowflake mason jars are completely dry, carefully remove the foam stickers to reveal your design.



They may rip and that’s okay because you are done with them!


Now to work on the details.
Use a white paint pen as desired to add detail to each of the jars, lining your snowflake and adding extra dots, lines, or mini snowflakes around the jar.


Fill jars with Epsom salt or sand to raise the level and add a tea light. I prefer tealights that are battery operated as they are safer and do not heat a jar up.


Oh and do NOT throw away those mason jar lids! Make another decoration with those: Mason Jar Lid Wreath Tutorial


 Snowflake Mason Jar DIY | Christmas Mason Jar Tutorial | How to Paint Mason Jars for Centerpieces

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