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Mason Jar Crafts Inspired By A&E Duck Dynasty

Updated on January 20, 2014
Hand painted blessing jars painted with acrylics
Hand painted blessing jars painted with acrylics

Not Just for Canning

Mason jars are making a comeback thanks to shows like "Duck Dynasty." At the end of every episode, you see the Robertson family sitting at the dining table, drinking sweet tea from mason jars. For some reason, my oldest daughter has become obsessed with purchasing a case of these jars. Then she came up with something she calls "blessing jars." She recently decorated these jars with her good friend.

The purpose of these jars is to express creativity, of course, but also as a place to put reminders of the blessing in their lives.

We used quart size mason jars
We used quart size mason jars
Decorate with acrylic paint and other craft odds and ends
Decorate with acrylic paint and other craft odds and ends
A beautiful celestial design.
A beautiful celestial design.
The tops of the jars are painted in coordinating colors.
The tops of the jars are painted in coordinating colors.

Blessing Jars

Decorating your blessing jars is super easy. My daughter and her friend applied acrylic paints with sponge applicators. They further decorated them with paper, buttons, and twine. My daughter used glue dots to adhere the button centers of her flowers.

The girls also painted the mason jar lid.

The paint dries quickly.

Once finished, the girls plan on writing their blessings on a small sheet of paper and placing the jars beside their beds.

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Mason jar with a hole for a straw.
Mason jar with a hole for a straw.
Use a drill or hammer and nail to cut through the lid. You'll have to file the rough edges smooth.
Use a drill or hammer and nail to cut through the lid. You'll have to file the rough edges smooth.

In Honor of A&E Duck Dynasty

As I wrote earlier, my daughters were inspired by the show "Duck Dynasty," well my younger daughter had a more simplistic use for the mason jars.

Tervis and other types of heavy plastic drinking cups are all the rage. So my daughter put her own take on it. She had my husband drill a hole in the lid, just large enough to slide a large straw through.

Found at Target, Made by Aladdin

Just went to Target and saw a plastic version of our mug with a straw! This one is $10!!
Just went to Target and saw a plastic version of our mug with a straw! This one is $10!!

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    • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia Lyerly 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      It's neat to see how mason jars are making a comeback!

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      kim 

      4 years ago

      Such fun ideas! Thanks!

    • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia Lyerly 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      Just found a plastic version of one of my mason jar projects at Target. Theirs is almost $10 though and made of plastic. At least it has a handle.

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      Aga 

      5 years ago

      This is really cool! Very fun! I love the hand painted blessing jars.

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