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DIY Screen Printed Gift Jars

I love re-purposing old vintage storage jars and filling them with any number of holiday treats like infused sugars, salts and traditional boiled holiday sweets. With the craze still strong for food in jars, this is a great DIY project that is both on trend and simple to create.

I opted for old vintage jars I purchased from a thrift store, but you can use any number of jars to make this project your own, including modern canning jars. If you are making more than on jar, be sure to wash off your screen print in between jars to ensure a clean finish every time.



  • Adhesive Screen Print
  • Glass Paint
  • Glass storage jar
  • 2 Foam Brushes

Step 1: Clean and dry the glass storage jar and then apply the adhesive screen print over the area you want decorated.



Step 2: Using your foam brush, apply a thin layer of glass paint across the surface of the screen print.

Step 3: Use the second foam brush to gently wipe away any excess paint and ensure that the area is fully painted.

Step 4: While still damp, gently peel off the screen print, and then allow your jar to dry for 3-4 hours before filling with holiday goodies.


Give These Mason Jar Gifts:

What’s a mason jar without something sweet inside?! Here are some of our favorite gift ideas to compliment this mason jar craft.


Thank your holiday hostess with a flavor-packed gift like our savory herb butter.


Or try one of our top 10 desserts in a jar - sure to satisfy any giftee with a serious sweet tooth. 


You can even spike your gifts by pairing them with one of these refreshing mason jar cocktails. Mix up your giftee’s favorite sip in these glass beauties to really get the party started.


The gift of flavor may be a fan favorite, but if you’re shipping a gift to a far away relative or simple don’t want to mix and muddle one more recipe, get inspired with one of our favorite non-edible mason jar gift ideas.

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