Lucky Leprechaun Mason Jar Crafts

Lucky Leprechaun Mason Jar Crafts
Lucky Leprechaun Mason Jar Crafts

"Your guests will be sure to smile back when they see this little Leprechaun in your home, even if they're not Irish. He's SO easy to make and he's even hiding a secret under his hat that will light up your party in a jiffy. You can make him in about an hour to decorate your party table, or fill him with gold, chocolate coins for a fun hostess gift."

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePainting


HolidaySt. Patrick's Day

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Green Mason Jar
  • etchall® dip'n etch (glass etching liquid)
  • Smoothfoam™ cupcake shape
  • DecoArt® Gloss enamel paint and paint marker
  • Beacon 3 in 1 glue
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Button
  • Round paint dauber
  • Sponge brush

How to Make Mason Jar Leprechauns

  1. Etch the outside of the mason jar in dip'n etch liquid. Takes 15 minutes. (See blog for step by step etching instructions.)

  2. Paint the cupcake shape and the metal ring from the mason jar with black gloss enamel.

  3. Use the round paint dauber to dab circles of Burnt Orange paint in a "U" shape" on the smooth side of the jar.

  4. Glue wiggle eyes in place and a button for the nose.

  5. Use black marker to draw a smile.

  6. Glue the mason jar disc to the inside of the ring then glue the cupcake shape on top for his hat.

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I love mason jar because you can use them for so many crafts and this Lucky Leprechaun is one of them. Is he not the cutest thing you have seen. I can see this sitting on a table, an office desk or even the teacher's desk. Can You use regular craft paint instead etchall? I love the wiggly eyes and the button nose and I may even do his nose out of felt. And the light I have got to have that and I have got to make one for my daughter-in-law too. Super easy tutorial for a great St. Patrick's Day craft.


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