Watermelon Mason Jar

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Watermelon Mason Jar

Mason jars are all the rage…create these watermelon themed jars in various colors and place on your table for décor or use battery operated votives and add a little ambiance to your home!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Pull Black, Red (or Dark Pink), White, Lime Green and Green tissue papers from package. Fold each sheet in half and half again, folding until it is about a 4 inch square. This will be thick enough that the circle punch will more easily punch through. The tissue paper is too thin to just punch through one layer. Option: if you don’t have a punch, cut out squares of tissue paper.
  • 2
    Repeat by creating circles with Lime Green, Green tissue paper and Red or Dark Pink.
  • 3
    Punch or cut out heart shapes for the watermelon seeds. Option: to create more realistic watermelon seeds, cut out teardrop shapes.
  • 4
    Remove lid from Mason jar. Turn jar upside down. Begin by applying Mod Podge to the bottom sides of the jar. Alternate with overlapping circles of Light Green and Green circles. Build up a third of the way up the jar, creating the look of stripes as is seen on the rind of a watermelon. You can add a circle of green on the bottom. Make sure that the circles are then painted with a coating of Mod Podge so that the top surface of paper is coated.
  • 5
    Add a row of White circles, making sure they overlap on the Green tissue circles.
  • 6
    Continue the rest of the way up to the neck of the jar with the Red or Dark Pink tissue paper circles, first painting glass with Mod Podge, adding the tissue paper and then coating with Mod Podge.
  • 7
    Finish by adding hearts or seeds as desired over the watermelon portion of the jar.
  • 8
    Let dry. If desired, coat with one more layer of Mod Podge to be sure it’s sealed.
  • 9
    Place lid back on when dry. If using a votive remove inner circle and just keep the outer ring lid in place.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Ball® Mason Jar Wide Mouth Quart 104179538
  • Ball® Mason Jar Pint 104182953
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tissue Paper 20 inches x 26 inches 20 sheets Assorted 104134271
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Gloss Finish 104107933
  • Fiskars® Squeeze Punch Round ‘n Round Large 1-1/2 inch 104090967
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Synthetic Brush #6 Flat 104464405
  • Heart punch of choice