I’m sure that you’ve seen all of those mason jar signs all over Pinterest. Aren’t they adorable?! Today I’ll be showing you how you can make your DIY mason jar sign to gift to your mom this Mother’s Day. I’m including a couple of free designs in today’s post, so let’s get started!
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Mother’s Day Mason Jar Sign Supplies:
- rectangle wood sign: I used a 12×5.5″ sign from Walmart.
- paint pen: I love DecoColor’s gold leaf pen. Be sure to get a fine tip one.
- regular paper
- my designs
- Cricut (optional-No paper or pencil required if you use one.)
- hot glue gun & glue
Download Paper Templates
For this project you don’t have to have a Cricut. I used mine for the flowers only so that I could make this project a little faster. You can download these flowers, print them on cardstock and cut them by hand if you need to.
If you are going to cut them by hand, I created a set of flowers that you can print on white cardstock in navy, tan/peach-ish, and pink. If you are using your Cricut, you can download the black ones and upload them to Design Space. I will be sharing more on the paper flowers, including more templates, later this week, so be sure to follow me via email and on social media so you don’t miss it.
Download Mason Jar Design
Next, download the design of your choice.
I created this design that you can make for yourself, your mom, or anyone else really.
This is a sweet design that any mom or grandmother will love.
Make paper flowers for your mason jar sign.
I cut my flowers on 12×12 cardstock with my Cricut. Again, if you don’t have one, no problem. Print them on white cardstock and cut them with scissors.
I used 12 flowers on my sign and made four of them a little bigger than the template. You can do that in Design Space if you want, but it’s not required.
Once your flowers are cut, you’ll need something thin and pointy to help you start to roll them. I used the tip of a BBQ skewer.
Place the tip of the skewer on the outside edge of the paper flower and press the paper flower around it.
Roll the flower around the skewer. Once you get it started, you can remove the skewer. Most likely you’ll accidentally move the paper off the skewer, but that’s fine. You can roll it with your fingers after a bit. Hot glue the circle at the end of the flower under the flower. That will hold it together. I’ll will be sharing a longer tutorial on the flowers later.
Next, print the mason jar design of your choice.
You can print the design in black and white if you’d like. I was out of black ink, so that’s why the designs are in pink. I did not want to go to the store because I did not have makeup on, and I refuse to be seen without makeup. I gave birth to my children with makeup on lol! Any of you ladies with me or am I just weird?
Anyway- turn the design over and scribble over it with a pencil. Get a good coat of lead on the back. Don’t worry about the blank areas, but you don’t have to be perfectly over the letters or anything.
Transfer the mason jar design onto the blank wood of your Mother’s Day sign.
Cut the excess paper from around the design. Just a wide cut around it is fine. You don’t want to cut it out perfectly. Center it on the bottom of your sign then use painter’s tape to hold it on.
Now trace the outlines of the letters and the mason jar with a sharp pencil. Press down firmly so that the lead on the back of the paper will transfer onto the wood.
Leave at least one piece of tape on the sign and lift the paper to make sure all of the design has transferred onto the wood sign. If it has, remove the paper and tape completely. If not, trace it again.
Paint the mason jar sign onto the Mother’s Day gift.
Use a fine tip paint pen to fill in the pencil lead on the wood. I really love the DecoColor paint pens because they flow very well and go on smoothly.
Be sure you let the paint dry before letting your hand glide across any of it! You don’t want a palm-streak of paint across your DIY Mother’s Day gift! My hand was way too cramped to trace over another piece of paper on another piece of wood if I ruined this one!
Later today I’ll be updating this post to add a video tutorial, so if you have issues with any of these instructions, hopefully that will help!
Glue your paper flowers onto the top of the mason jar.
Place your flowers on the top of the sign, coming up out of the top of the jar, and move them around until you’re happy with the placement.
Lift them up and hot glue them in place on your beautiful DIY Mother’s Day mason jar sign that I know you just can’t wait to gift to your mom!
Finally, if you choose to, add some greenery to the sides of the flowers. I pulled some leaves off of a boxwood garland and glued them around the outside of the flowers. You can use a weeding pick or another pointy object to press them in place under the flowers.
That’s it! Your Mother’s Day mason jar sign is ready to deliver!
Isn’t that an easy way to make a DIY sign to gift to your mom this Mother’s Day?! My mom will probably get her sign early. That, or I’ll keep it for myself because it matches my new rug! (Just wait until you see it next week! It’s gorgeous!)
This is a blog hop, so remember to keep reading to the end of the post where I’ll send you to the next stop on our hop!
I removed the jute rope that was on the back of the sign. I plan to place my Mother’s Day gift on a stand to have the mason jar sign on the tabletop like an actual mason jar. You can move the rope from the long side onto the top, short side if you’d like, or you can just leave it off.
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