Well the 4th of July is rapidly approaching and for those of you that are celebrating with a picnic…party or barbecue…I have the easiest craft ever that i think you are really going to enjoy. It takes minutes and looks fabulous! It’s a decoration that you can tailor to any occasion and with the array of graphics here on The Graphics Fairy…they are only clicks away. So I present to you Patriotic Mason Jar lids that will add a bit of pizzaz to that special drink you are serving!
First you will need a few supplies: Your favorite images…you will find these and other great patriotic images in the patriotic category…a scissor or punch…a brush…ball jar lid and screw top…some mod podge and a drill with a bit the size of a straw.
Now just cut your images out…the average ball jar lid is 2.5 inches. So you can size them accordingly.
Drill a hole into the lid. Do not try to do it with the image on the cap…the drill will rip your paper. Just drill in placed on a piece of wood…done is seconds.
Now add a nice layer of Mod Podge to the back of your image and then apply to the lid and allow to dry. Or if you are going to constantly change your image…just use a strong tape…or you can always soak the image off for the next time. It is never a bad idea adding a coating to the tip of the image…but it is not a must. Once the image is dry…you can cut an opening with an exacto blade so the straw goes right through or any other method you like.
Then it is time to add your favorite drink and screw on the lid! You can change things up a bit and spray paint the lid if you are looking for a certain color. I didn’t do it on these because the gold matched perfectly!
These take no time at all and you can make them for a crowd! Saving yourself a ton because the lids with the holes can be very expensive but now you can make dozens!
You can use the same method just to decorate the lid of a mason jar filled with yummy preserves or other delicious treats. Maybe a sewing kit or crafting supplies…just leave out the hole.
Quick…easy…fun and festive! Even if your time is limited…you can find time to make these. Drinks are now being served : )
Would love to see you some time over at The Cottage Market …you will find me hanging out there
most of the time! Enjoy!