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Graduation Mason Jar Gift
Graduation Mason Jar Gift
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In the Designer's Words: "Make this graduation mason jar gift for anyone that is graduating! This fun owl mason jar is easy to make and a great gift idea. Fill the jar with the gift of your choice. You will have an adorable graduation mason jar gift in no time at all. This fun idea is perfect for all ages from elementary to college graduations.  Make one for everyone that is graduating in your life."

Let your graduate you know what a wise owl they have become over their last four years of schooling with this charming Mason jar craft idea. This gift in a jar idea shows you how to transform a mini Mason jar into one hoot of a craft!  The Graduation Mason Jar Gift is adorable all on its own, but owl bet you can think of something extra cute to store inside it. Whether you want to give a dorm-goer their first roll of laundry quarters or fill it up with some spending money, this DIY gift for grads will is sure to impress.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Pint size mason jar with lid (I love to use these smooth sided ones for crafts like this)
  • White spray paint
  • Black spray paint
  • Graduation hat box
  • OL2088 labels
  • Printable label file
  • Grey, tan, and orange felt
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Bottle caps
  • Google eyes


  1. Spray paint the jar white and the lid black. Set aside to dry completely. Carefully take the hat apart.

  2. Use hot glue on the inside to secure the tassel into place.

  3. Once the lid is dry, use hot glue to place it onto the hat.

  4. Print the owl pattern page and cut the pieces from felt. Start adding the pieces to the mason jar with hot glue. The body pieces should meet in the front of the jar as shown below. They may overlap slightly in the back depending on the jar that you use.

  5. Add the beak with hot glue.

  6. Secure the google eyes to the bottle caps with hot glue then add them to your mason jar.

  7. You will then need to make your graduation sign for the owl. Download the printable label file and print it onto your labels. Use two labels back to back on the end of a short dowel rod.

  8. Then hot glue the wings into place with the graduation sign under one of the wings.

  9. Fill the jar with your gift, screw on the lid, and this graduation mason jar gift is ready to give to the graduate.

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Mason jars are so versatile!! I thought I'd seen all the possible uses for mason jars from candle making to pickling. Who thought you could decorate it with some felt and paint and have a wonderful gift. I love this idea...its well written and simple for anyone to do. Aren't owls cute though?


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