In hopes to decorate my office and give it a little more “pizzazz,” I put together this simple mason jar pencil holder. It’s very easy to make and for all you craft-enthusiasts out there: you probably already have the supplies to make it!
Hey there! My name is Lisa and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m a crafty contributor here on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. You can find me on my blog, Fabulous Habits, discovering colorful things and baking-up a recipe (or two!)
Lately, I’ve been on a mason jar kick and I can’t wait to show my latest creation.
As you can see, I went colorful and bright for my DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holder. I’m excited to show you how you can make your own!
How to Make a mason jar pencil holder
This Mason Jar Pencil Holder adds a beautiful punch of color to your desk and is so simple to put together.
What you need:
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Craft/DIY Tools Needed:
- 1 standard-sized mason jar
- Acrylic paint (color of your choice)
- Fine twine
- Alcohol pad or cotton ball and rubbing alcohol
1. Rub the mason jar with alcohol
Rub the entire mason jar with the alcohol pad and allow to dry. This step will prep the mason jar so the paint goes on smoother and stays on longer.
2. Start painting
Line your working space with newspaper or a garbage bag (this is to help avoid any paint messes!). Use your foam brush to paint the first coat on your mason jar. I only started below the rim and didn’t paint the bottom.
3. add 2-3 more coats
Allow 15 minutes between coats and add 2-3 more. You’ll want a total of 3-4 coats to give it its bright, colorful look.
4. wrap it in twine
Once the final coats are applied, allow the paint to dry for at least one hour. Once the time is up, wrap twine around the center, multiple times and “layering” the wraps one on top of another. This look doesn’t have to be perfect – it gives it that “farmhouse style” look that we all know and love.
5. add a bow
Cut another piece of twine, about 15 inches long, and wrap it around your painted mason jar. Then, tie a bow. Trim where necessary.
6. add the band
Twist on the band of the mason jar lid (you can throw out the metal plate to keep the jar opened). Now, your mason jar pencil holder is ready for use – and looks so cute!
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