How to make glitter mason jar teacher gifts – number 2 pencil and apple mason jars!
Happy Friday, my crafty friends! Back to school is right around the corner so we’re trying to squeeze in as much fun as we can in these last two weeks. This weekend we’re headed to San Francisco for a fun day of wandering around the city and picking up delicious treats from Miette. Today I have another back to school teacher gift idea to share with you! These glitter mason jar teacher gifts are really easy to make and are perfect for filling with school supplies like pens and pencils.
One of my all-time favorite brands is Martha Stewart Crafts. I grew up watching Martha Stewart’s show every morning and I think it played a big part in why I enjoyed creating during my childhood. I have always admired her brand and the creative ideas she would share on her show. You can only imagine my excitement when I partnered with her company for blogging opportunities and to be part of Martha’s Circle. So when Michaels asked the #MichaelsMakers to create a project using products from our favorite brand, Martha Stewart Crafts was my first choice. It’s a brand that encourages creativity and I couldn’t be happier to share a project with you today. So which craft supply did I choose? Glitter! I truly believe they make the best glitter in a wide variety of colors. You can find all of the supplies (besides the glue) that I used at Michaels. Unfortunately Michaels doesn’t sell my all-time favorite glitter glue but I’ve linked an Amazon affiliate link to where I buy mine.
Martha Stewart Glitter in lemon drop & garnet
Americana multi-surface paint
Beacon Glitter It
Optional: stickers and green cardstock
Step one: pour glittering glue inside the jar and seal with lid Carefully swirl the glue around, try not to shake it so that you won’t get air bubbles. You can read my glitter ornaments tutorial to see why I love this glue so much! It’s as thin as water and has great coverage – it’s a must-have for the holidays!
Step two: pour glue back into glue bottle and add glitter inside the jar. Swirl to evenly coat jar. Allow glue to dry for at least an hour.
Step three: paint mason jar lid and add embellishments. For the pencil mason jar I used stickers letters and the number 2. I originally added Thickers (picture above) which looked great but didn’t hold up well. So I went back to Michaels for flat alphabet stickers and these have held up really well. For the apple mason jar I used twine to hold paper leaves I hand cut.
o It was so fun helping Michaels celebrate their Big Brand Sale, which launches next week, and getting to create a project using product from a brand that I love!
o Martha Stewart Crafts has a variety of craft products including craft paint, décor paint and more – available in store and on Michaels.com.
o Martha Stewart Crafts product is on sale for the next 2 weeks! Just check out the Big Brand Sale landing page for more details.
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