Cupcakes and Mason Jars.
Are ya about sick to death?
Do you have room for one more cupcake and mason jar craft?
It’s really cute and involves a trip to the hardware store?
If you are like me you LOVE going to the hardware store. It’s a fabulous place for all sorts of crafty inspiration.
In fact, that’s where I got the idea for mason jar cupcake favors in the first place.
I went to the hardware store to buy small jars for my Gifts from the Kitchen with Driscoll’s Berries post last week and while the clerk went downstairs to find small canning jars for me I started looking around at all of the great potential craft supplies.
And mason jar cupcake favors were born as a way to use up the left over jars that I knew I would have.
- Acrylic Latex Caulk
- 4oz Mason Jars
- Smoothfoam 2 inch balls
- Icing bag and star tip (optional)
- Caulk Gun
- Seed Beads
- hot glue gun and glue
Cut the 2 inch smoothfoam balls in half VERY CAREFULLY.
Place half of a smoothfoam ball on a jar lid and hot glue in place.
Place the star tip on the icing bag and then fill the bag with caulk using the caulk gun.
You are going to need some strong hands for this project.
Pipe the caulk around the jar making sure to put the first round down along the seam where the jar lid and jar ring meet in order to seal them together.
Continue caulking until you’ve covered the smoothfoam ball.
Sprinkle with seed beads and set aside to dry.
I’m making these for a holiday event I’m going to this weekend.
I’ll fill them with red and green m&m’s but once the candy is gone they can be used to hold all sorts of tiny treasures.
I love giving little things that are enjoyable AND useful, don’t you?