DIY Football Mason Jars- These jars make great gifts! They’re super cute centerpieces or table decor for your football season get togethers, and the kids will get a kick out of them too!
Hey, it’s Megan again from Life in Left Field. There are so many things to love about this time of year — the cool fall weather, campfires, flannels, pumpkin spice everything….and football! Today I would love to share my DIY football themed mason jar craft with you.
— Let’s do this! —
Mason Jar • 3/8” Jute Craft Rope • ¼” Cotton Craft Rope • Scissors • Clear packing tape • Glue Gun • Glue Sticks • Scissors
- Take the jute craft rope and cut off a clean end since this will showing on the outside. Use a small piece of the clear packing tape to secure the end so it doesn’t fray.
- With your glue gun, dab a bit of glue on the top center part of the jar just under the edge where the lid threading is.
- Firmly press the end of the rope and wait until it sticks. Start wrapping the rope around the jar until you get to the bottom. Try to have both of the ends on the same side of the jar. Cut the end of the rope and again, secure with clear packing tape so it doesn’t fray.
- Glue the end of the rope to the jar.
- For the football laces—Take the cotton craft rope, measure and cut a 3.5” piece. Also cut (5) 1.5” pieces. Tape the ends of each piece to prevent fraying.
- Hot glue the long piece vertically on the side opposite of the jute ends. Then hot glue the 5 smaller pieces of cotton rope horizontally for the laces.
Mason Jar • Acrylic Matte Finish Chalk Paint – Black • Medium Paintbrush • White Paint Pen • Black and White Striped Washi Tape
- Take your paintbrush and the Acrylic Matte Chalk Paint and coat the entire jar leaving the threaded area unpainted.
- You’ll need two coats of black paint. Start with a light coat of paint just to cover the jar. Let that dry completely. Go a little thicker with the second coat. Let it dry completely before you start with drawing the playbook play on it.
- Now for the playbook play—You’ll have to find a reference if you want this to be a real play…or make up your own. That might be risky with die-hard football fans around!!! Choose wisely… 🙂
- Draw on the Xs, Os and lines with the white paint pen.
- Cut about a 10” piece of Washi tape and place along the opening of the jar where the threading is. If you can’t find the Washi tape, I’d sub it with some black and white ribbons.
Mason Jar • Acrylic Craft Paint – Medium Green, Light Green, White • Paintbrushes – ¼” Flat Angled, ½” Flat Angled, Small Round Tip • 1” White Foam Self Adhesive Numbers
- You will be alternating painting a dark green and light green vertical stripe for the turf. You can do this freehand. The white lines that you will add on later will cover up mistakes. Promise!
- Start with the lighter green paint making about 1.25” wide vertical lines starting where the curve of the jar stops, about 1.25” down from the jar threads down to the bottom of the jar. Leave an empty space the same width for the darker green and continue around the entire jar. FYI – I ended up with 8 stripes, 4 of each color of green.
- Apply two coats of the light green paint for each stripe. Dry completely between each coat.
- Paint in the empty vertical stripe area and above stripes with the darker green paint. Let it completely dry.
- Take a small thin brush and your white paint to make the field lines. This is where you’ll need a steady hand. Paint a thin line of white between the light and dark green stripes. First start with a light line, let that dry and then go over the line to fix any wonkiness.
- Paint the horizontal white line above the stripes. Again, two coats and let dry.
- If you end up with super crazy bad lines you can touch it up with either the white paint pen or go back in with the green paint and smaller brush.
- Find your best lines 🙂 and place the 5 and 0 stickers on either side of a vertical white line.
That’s it! You can fill the jars with candy, pretzels, straws, napkins (yellow for penalty flags), utensils…anything! I added a foam finger! These would be great for coach or hostess gifts, football Sundays, Super Bowl parties or just because you love football.
Barbara is the mom behind the blog. She began writing in 2012 as the creator of Hello Life, a craft & lifestyle blog. As life evolved, and her kids became more involved in sports, she aimed to create a site that would resonate with moms like her, and in 2017 Modern Sports Mom was born. Like many of today’s mamas, she loves being creative, cooking, and fashion, and when there are a few minutes to spare, a good book. A baseball and football mom, she is fueled by her strong faith, dedication to her family, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! Barbara lives in California with her husband, kids, dog, and cat.