DIY Craft – Mason Jar Magic
Make it! Custom mason jar labels and lid toppers
Custom Jar Labels
Homemade treats in a Mason jar adorned with a personalized label make a quick, thoughtful, and easy gift idea. Or label jars of treats for your own dogs and jazz up your countertops with this cute DIY!
STEP 1 Download our custom treat jar label template here. Print your labels onto a full-page self-adhesive sticker/mailing label sheet (available at office supply stores), then hand-letter your desired text, such as the recipient dog’s name or the kind of treat.
STEP 2 Cut out the label and affix to the treat jar or treat jar lid.
STEP 3 Fill jar with treats.
Treats to try
The inexpensive, easy, and delicious Baconator Dog Treats. Get the recipe at moderndogmagazine.com/baconator
Or the single-ingredient winner, Sweet Potato Dog Chews. Get the recipe at moderndogmagazine.com/sweet-potato-chews
Cute Lid Toppers
Take it to the next level with a canine-figure-adorned lid. The charmingness of the end result belies how easy this project actually is.
ALL YOU NEED IS:
• Plastic dog figurines. These generally come in a bag or tube of assorted breeds. You can sometimes find them at the dollar store. We got ours (Animal Planet’s Tube of Dogs) at Toys ‘R’ Us for $6.
• Spray paint or craft paint such as Martha Stewart’s craft paint in assorted colours. Metallics, neons, and pastels are all great options.
• Super glue or a glue gun and glue sticks
GET TO IT:
STEP 1 Lay out some newspaper and give your figurines a coat of paint in your desired colour(s). Let dry. Figurines may need a second coat.
STEP 2 Once fully coated in paint and dry, get out your jar lids and glue. Apply a tiny bit of glue to the feet of the dog figurine and position the figurine on the center of your jar lid. Allow to dry and you’re all done! Super-cuteness in just a few easy steps!
Tip Have dogs with allergies? Keep your dogs’ treats separated and labeled so you know what is for whom at a glance—especially ideal if you have multiple dogs and a dog walker!