This Easter Bunny Mason Jars craft and post has been sponsored by American Greetings. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Easter decorating is my favorite. I adore the bright, spring colors. And who can resist cute little cuddly Easter bunnies? Not me, that’s for certain! Pair this obsession with my mason jar and paint collection, and I have sweet Easter Bunny Mason Jars that are perfect for gift giving with lovely Easter bunny themed greeting cards.
- Clean mason jars
- Chalky finish paint in various bright colors OR Exterior/Interior Paint in various bright colors
- Stencil vinyl
- Black marker
- Home printer with printer paper
To make the bunny rabbit template, I’m using the free computer PicMonkey software. Load the website and open up a blank page image.
Click the Ordinary Beasts icon and fill the blank paper with the bunny rabbit shape.
Save the image to your computer. Print it out using your computer and home printer as a “wallet” sized image. Cut the image out using the scissors.
Lay the shape on the stencil vinyl and trace with the black permanent marker.
Cut the rabbit shape out of the stencil vinyl. Cut a total number of rabbit shapes for the number of jars that you are decorating. You will need one for each jar.
Peel the backing off of one of the stencil vinyl bunnies. Adhere it to the center of one of the jars.
Paint over the outside of the mason jar with one color of chalky finish paint. Paint as many coats as needed to cover the surface, letting the paint dry after each coat. For my jars, I’m using a combination of the chalky finish paint and Exterior/Interior paint. The two paints will have different finishes. The Exterior/Interior will be shinier than the chalky finish.
Once the last coat of paint has dried thoroughly, gently peel back the stencil vinyl to reveal the rabbit.
Fill the jars with candy or a small wrapped gift for a cute Easter themed gift!
Pair the jar with an Easter themed greeting card from Target for a special gift. This card from the Target greeting card section was my favorite to pair with this jar. Do you use the Target Cartwheel App? I do and like it! Use this Cartwheel offer to save 5% on all greeting cards at Target from 3/12 until 4/15.
I’ve painted up four different colors of the jars. I’m going to use them for decor for a few weeks before gifting them to a few special people in our lives.
This project is easy for even beginner DIY crafters to accomplish. I made the four of these in just a few hours (including drying time) of an afternoon while playing with the kids. They painted; I painted. It was a win-win! Tie the jars off with twine bows to place the finishing touch. Mason jar lids will fit back onto the jars after painting, but be aware that they may chip the paint. Some people like the chippy paint look and will use a piece of sandpaper to create a chippy finish over the jar.