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Decoupage Mason Jars for Autumn

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Java, 8 oz.
Item #34165
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.


Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Item #CS11215
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries clear and allows the full color of the surface below to show through. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home décor items.


Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.


Other Supplies
Mason Jars – Pint (4)
ArtMinds Birch Tags
Jute ribbon and twine
Small eye hooks (4)
CraftSmart Old School stencil
Two-inch (2”) circle punch
Variety of orange patterned scrapbook paper
Dark brown paper
Half-inch (½”) flat brush
Craft knife
Wax paper
SqueegeeRound foam spouncer
Rubbing alcohol
Paper towels
Water basin


  1. Wipe mason jars with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Tape off approximately one third (1/3) down from mouth of mason jars. Apply Java below the taped line with spouncer. Apply a second coat after the first one dries. Let dry.
  3. Score along tape line with craft knife before removing tape.
  4. Punch a circle from four different papers.
  5. Apply Ultra Matte to the backs of each circle and place one each on a birch tag. Cover with wax paper and squeegee to smooth. Let dry at least 20 minutes before sealing with a coat of Ultra Matte.
  6. Trace letters from stencil pack onto brown paper. Cut out with scissors or craft knife connecting the breaks of the stencil.
  7. Apply Ultra Matte formula to the backs of letters and center on each birch tag. Cover with wax paper and smooth. Let dry 20 minutes before sealing.
  8. Fill each letter with Dimensional Magic and let dry for a raised appearance.
  9. Cut four length of jute ribbon to go around each jar. Apply Ultra Matte to the jar below the painted edge and lay ribbon down. Continue applying Ultra Matte and laying down ribbon until you have gone around entire jar. Repeat with each jar. Let dry.
  10. Screw an eye hook towards the top of the back of each tag.
  11. Cut a length of jute and thread through eye hook. Tie around neck of jar. Repeat for each jar.
  12. Fill with fall florals.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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