Fall Mason Jar Decor (EASY DIY Project)

If you are looking for ideas on how to decorate mason jars for fall, here is an easy DIY fall mason jar decor project.

I love their versatility when it comes to decorating for the season.

There are many different ways you can use a mason jar to create a beautiful autumn look in your home or office.

fall mason jar decor

These centerpieces are not made with mason jars exactly, but with glass jars that I was saving for my next craft decor project. You can use any kind of empty glass jars you have at home, just make sure they are big enough for this project.

If you are into fall mason jar crafts, follow the tutorial below to make your own and use it for home decor this autumn.


DIY Fall Mason Jar Decor

One of the best things about fall is all of the brilliant colors. But what if you don’t have a ton of time to decorate for this season? Mason jars are an easy way to bring some cheerful color into your home.

I’m going to show you how simple it is to make these fun DIY Fall Mason Jar Decorations with this step-by-step tutorial.

Before you start making this craft make sure that you have all the materials ready.

Materials you need:

  • Glass jars such as Mason jars (I have used 4 jars)
  • Acrylic paints
  • A paint brush
  • Wooden hearts
  • Sharpie (black or brown)
  • String
  • Burlap
  • Glue
  • Artificial fall flowers


Make sure the glass jars are clean and dry. Have the paint ready on your preferred fall colors.

I like painting glass jars with acrylic paint but you can use chalk or spray paint. Paint each jar with your chosen color and allow the paint to dry completely.

Once the first layer has dried, paint a second layer.

And a third layer if required. The brush strokes become less visible as you keep adding paint coats. I like them because it adds to the rustic style, but if you don’t want brush strokes at all your best chance is to use spray paint.

Cut a piece of burlap long enough to wrap around the jar. Wrap the burlap around the middle of the jar and glue the ends together. This will be the back of the jar.

I have painted the wooden hearts in white but you choose a different color or leave them as they are.

Write the words “FALL” using a sharpie and a ruler. Alternatively, you could use a template.

Insert the twine string through a loop to tie it to the heart.

Stick a small double-sided sticky pad or dot to the interior part of the heart.

Stick the heart to the burlap and tie the twine string around the neck of the jar.

Repeat the same steps with the rest of the glass jars.

Arrange the flowers the way you like them.

Your fall Mason jar decor project is done.

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Last Thoughts About Fall Mason Jar Decor

It’s very inspiring to design your mason jar for the fall. Autumn and winter are wonderfully suitable for transforming plain glass jars into something beautiful with superb textures and colors.

Mason jars make great centerpieces when decorated with pumpkins, leaves, or autumnal plants from your garden.

They’re also easy to paint if you don’t want to get crafty with glitter glue or googly eyes.

Other crafts you can create with glass jars include makeup tools and brushes containers, DIY gifting, backyard decoration, candle holders, vases, teacher gifts, hostess gifts, and plenty of nifty containers for food, drinks, bath products, and lovely floral ideas to create kitchen crafts.

Get creative this autumn by decorating some of these glass jars in any way you like.


DIY Mason Jars Q & A

What type of paint can you use on mason jars?

Painting a mason jar may be accomplished using a variety of paints like acrylic paint, chalk paint, and spray paint.

In craft shops, home improvement stores, and even online, you’ll discover a large selection of various acrylic paint colors to choose from.
There are many other colors you may use to decorate your mason jar for autumn, including pastels and any other color you want, as long as it is appropriate for the season, which in this case, is fall.

You should also avoid using paints such as enamel, glossy paint, or satin finish paints, since they may damage the surface of the coating. This is because brush strokes are more visible with these kinds of paint, and they do not tend to distress as much.


2. How to paint glass jars with acrylic paint

Apply the first coat of acrylic paint to your mason jar with a paintbrush. Use vertical strokes ensuring to paint in the same direction across the jar.

Some people find it easier to paint the jars by turning them upside down. This is especially important if you need to paint the bottom of the jar.

Make sure to allow time for the first coat to dry before applying the second coat. Continue applying paint coats until you are satisfied with the color. Keep the mason jars in a well-ventilated area at all times while painting them.

If you want to distress the paint use a tiny piece of sandpaper, rub the top of the jar and the edges in a circular motion. Another way to get a distressed appearance is to gently wipe the paint on the surface in different areas of the jar.

You can experiment with various distressing techniques to discover which appearance you like best.

If you are going to use the mason jars outside, it is recommended to apply a paint sealer. Make sure to remove the dust that forms when sanding the paint or the dust will become permanently adhered to the painted surface.


3. How to tie twine around mason jars

Take a length of twine and tape it to each side of your mason jar, leaving a tail at either end for tying. Next, take your spool of twine and wrap it over the rim of the jar. When you are satisfied with the outcome, snip the twine at both ends and make a knot out of each end of the twine that is hanging loose.

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