How To Make Fruit Mason Jar Glasses with Video

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It’s summertime, and my family enjoys being outside and having dinners on the patio. I used glass mason jars to create fun fruit mason jar glasses to serve our drinks and celebrate the wonderful season. These are great for iced tea or all types of cold beverages.

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I grabbed 4 mason jars from the dollar store. You can use recycled jars if you like. I wanted them to be smooth on all surfaces.

Fruit mason jar glasses Materials needed

Mason Jar glasses Instructions

I grabbed 4 mason jars from the dollar store. This is a great way to use recycled jars if you have them on hand. I wanted them to be smooth on all surfaces.

I washed all of the jars, and then I wiped them all off with an alcohol prep pad. This will free the jar from all oils, dirt, etc and help your paint stick better to the glass.

Clean the jars

I washed all of the jars, and then I wiped them all off with an alcohol prep pad. This will remove all the oils, dirt, etc, and help your paint stick to the glass.

I painted each jar with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint. It's important to use paint that will adhere to glass and make sure to honor the cure times.

Paint the jars

I painted each jar with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint. It’s important to use paint that will adhere to glass and make sure to honor the cure times.

I painted each jar a different color -  Candy Apple Red Paradise Pink Lemon Yellow Outrageous Orange  After painting each jar, I let them dry for 1 hour per the instructions.

I painted each jar a different color –

  • Candy Apple Red
  • Paradise Pink
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Outrageous Orange

After painting each jar, I let them dry for 1 hour per the instructions.

For my red jar, I used E6000 to glue floral tape to the bottom as I was creating a strawberry. The green would be the stem. E6000 is a permanent glue and will stay on for washing later.

Options for creating stems

For my red jar, I used E6000 to glue floral tape to the bottom as I was creating a strawberry. The green would be the stem. E6000 is a permanent glue and will stay on for washing later.

Another option for the accents is to add paint for the stem. For the yellow jar I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint in the color True Green. I painted around the top to create the stem.

Another option for the accents is to add paint for the stem. For the yellow jar I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint in the color True Green. I painted around the top to create the stem.

Another option is to use tissue paper. I cut a little green tissue paper and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the bottom of the jar. I started by painting on the Mod Podge, applying the tissue paper, then painting another layer of Mod Podge on the top. This one would be a watermelon. I set it aside to dry.

Another option is to use tissue paper. I cut a little green tissue paper and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the bottom of the jar. I started by painting on the Mod Podge, applying the tissue paper, then painting another layer of Mod Podge on the top. This one would be a watermelon. I set it aside to dry.

For my last jar, I was creating an orange. I used more of the Apple Barrel Multi Surface Paint in the color lemon and painted on a circle with the wedge lines.

Adding the fruit design

For my last jar, I was creating an orange. I used more of the Apple Barrel Multi Surface Paint in the color lemon and painted on a circle with the wedge lines.

On the pineapple, I used Apple Barrel Black Multi Surface Paint to create little "V" accents.

On the pineapple, I used Apple Barrel Black Multi Surface Paint to create little “V” accents.

On the strawberry I added little black seed dots with the black paint.

On the strawberry I added little black seed dots with the black paint.

For the watermelon I added black seed circles.

For the watermelon I added black seed circles.

Once all of the jars had dried and cured according to the paint instructions, I placed a couple layers of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge to them following the jar instructions.

Once all of the jars had dried and cured according to the paint instructions, I placed a couple layers of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge to them following the jar instructions.

This will allow them to be hand washed. If you opt to put them in the dish washer, place them on the top rack only.

This will allow them to be hand washed. If you opt to put them in the dish washer, place them on the top rack only.

I bought some fun umbrella straws for them and we're so excited to use them all summer long! These would make great gifts as well.

I bought some fun umbrella straws for them. These will be the perfect addition to our summer picnics and they are much more environmentally friendly than using plastic cups. These would make great baby shower gifts or party favors as well.

It's summertime, and my family enjoys being outside, and dinners on the patio. I used mason jars to create fun fruit mason jar glasses to serve our drinks and celebrate the wonderful season.

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What kind of paint will stick to glass?

There are certain paints that are made for glass. Many are acrylic paints, and you can look on the jar for what surfaces the paint will stick to.

How do you paint glass with acrylic?

You start by cleaning the glass. Next you paint on the glass with acrylic paint. Make sure when purchasing the paint that it says it’s good for glass. Make sure to follow cure times.

Will acrylic paint wash off glass?

If you buy acrylic paint that says it’s safe for glass and follow the cure time instructions, the paint will stay on the glass.

Do you prime glass before painting?

I wash my glass and then clean it with rubbing alcohol before painting.

You can adapt this project with oz mason jar mugs, wide mouth or regular mouth jars, and they’re great for cold or hot beverages etc. You could decorate mini mason jar shot glasses this way. Mason jars are popular wedding favors, this is only one idea of what you can do with them. Now I think I need to DIY something with the mason jar lids 😉

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It's summertime, and my family enjoys being outside, and dinners on the patio. I used mason jars to create fun fruit mason jar glasses to serve our drinks and celebrate the wonderful season.

How To Make Fruit Mason Jar Glasses with Video

It’s summertime, and my family enjoys being outside, and dinners on the patio. I used mason jars to create fun fruit mason jar glasses to serve our drinks and celebrate the wonderful season.
Course Seasonal
Keyword mason jar glasses
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Chas
Cost $10

Equipment

  • Paint Brush

Ingredients

  • Mason jar glasses or recycled jars
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Floral Tape
  • Tissue Paper
  • E6000

Instructions

  • I washed all of the jars, and then I wiped them all off with an alcohol prep pad. This will free the jar from all oils, dirt, etc, and help your paint stick better to the glass.
  • I painted each jar with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint. It’s important to use paint that will adhere to glass and make sure to honor the cure times.
  • After painting each jar, I let them dry for 1 hour per the instructions.
  • For my red jar, I used E6000 to glue floral tape to the bottom as I was creating a strawberry. The green would be the stem. E6000 is a permanent glue and will stay on for washing later.
  • Another option for the accents is to add paint for the stem. For the yellow jar, I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint in the color True Green. I painted around the top to create the stem.
  • Another option is to use tissue paper. I cut a little green tissue paper and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the bottom of the jar. I started by painting on the Mod Podge, applying the tissue paper, then painting another layer of Mod Podge on the top. This one would be a watermelon. I set it aside to dry.
  • For my last jar, I was creating an orange. I used more of the Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint in the color lemon and painted on a circle with the wedge lines.
  • On the pineapple, I used Apple Barrel Black Multi-Surface Paint to create little “V” accents.
  • On the strawberry, I added little black seed dots with the black paint.
  • For the watermelon, I added black seed circles.
  • Once all of the jars had dried and cured according to the paint instructions, I placed a couple of layers of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge to them following the jar instructions.
  • This will allow them to be hand washed. If you opt to put them in the dish washer, place them on the top rack only.

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38 Comments

  1. LOVE your super duper cute fruit mason jars! Good to know there are products to make them safe for washing. I’ve never used the Dishwasher Mod Podge.

    1. Thank you so much Allyson. Even though I coated them with dishwasher safe Mod Podge, I think I’ll still be hand washing them to be safe.

    1. Thank you so much Marie! I’m thrilled you want to make some too and LOVE that you want to give dishwasher safe Mod Podge a try 🙂

  2. These fruity summer juice jars are adorable. I had no idea Mod Podge has a washable product!
    Have a great week,
    Kippi

    1. Thanks Kippi – it’s really exciting that they have this new formula available. I’m looking forward to putting it to the test.

  3. These are great! I’m partial to the watermelon one. I think the little blue umbrella really adds a lot to them as well.

    1. Thank you so much Alexandra, I’m thrilled you like them. Yes I love that little watermelon too and the umbrellas 🙂

  4. These are beautiful, Chas. I”m featuring them on the Little Cottage Link Party Tomorrow.

    1. Thank you so much Kristie, and thank you for the feature – you just made my day!!! See you at the next one.

  5. So cute! I had no idea there was such a thing as dishwasher safe Mod Podge! I will feature these in this week’s Creative Compulsions.

    Michelle
    mybijoulifeonline.com

    1. Thank you so much for the feature Michelle, and yes dishwasher safe Mod Podge is fantastic

  6. wow, so much fun! And a great way for everyone to remember which glass it theirs! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    1. Thank you so much Sara! They were a lot of fun to make.

  7. I love, love, LOVE these fruit glasses! Absolutely adorable. I want to make a whole flock of them!

    I’m going to feature this at our Party in Your PJs link party on my Grandma Ideas website that starts tonight at 7. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome ideas!

    1. Thank you so much Nina, I’m so pleased you like them. Thanks for a great party, and I’ll see you at the next one.

    1. Thank you so much Julie, they were fun to make

  8. Super Cute! We are starting a new link party starting tomorrow! Please come by and link up some of your posts! Embracing Home and Family Link Party theeverydayfarmhouse.com

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer, and thanks for the invite.

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, I’ll see you at the next one.

  10. Andrea Hundley says:

    These are amazing. Not only cute but what a great way to keep track of whose glass belongs to each person. Great tutorial

    1. Thank you so much Andrea, I’m thrilled you like them 🙂

    1. You are so very sweet Danielle! Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I’m thrilled you like them. Yes I love that the video caught us all giggling

  11. (Chas those are SO adorable!) I’ll be featuring you this week – thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party. Happy June!

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