Make it Monday: Football Mason Jars

Now that we know who is playing in the Superbowl, it’s time to get ready to party! This year especially, I don’t particularly care which team wins, but I’m excited about the commercials, the delicious food, and, of course, the party decor!

I did a quick Pinterest search to find some fun decorations, and came across an awesome blog with adorable mason jars.


I decided I wanted to try and recreate these, so first up, I gathered all the supplies I’d need.


Here’s the list:

  • 4 mason jars, pint sized
  • White matte spray paint
  • Clear matte top coat spray paint
  • Americana Black Paint
  • Americana Bright Green Paint
  • Folk Art Green Paint
  • Folk Art Brown Paint
  • Sand paper
  • Washi tape
  • Gorilla Glue
  • 3 black buttons
  • Steri-strips
  • White letters (mine are the Recollections brand from Michaels)
  • Whistle

The first step was to give each mason jar a base coat of white spray paint. Then, I let them dry overnight.


The next day, I started first on the black chalkboard mason jar. I gave it two coats of black paint, then let it dry thoroughly. Once it was dry, I used the sandpaper to distress the raised edges. Then, with a white paint pen, I drew up a football formation. To finish it up, I got a piece of chalk to add some chalk dust to make it look like a well-used chalkboard. To keep it set, I used the top coat spray paint.

Next I worked on the referee uniform. First, I used washi tape to section off stripes on the jar, then painted the vacant spots black. Once it was dry, I pulled off the tape, then used a small brush to touch up a few spots. I also added three black buttons to the jar with gorilla glue. I distressed it with the sandpaper on the raised areas, then set it with the top coat spray paint. I also added a whistle around the top as a finishing touch.

The third jar I worked on was the football field. I taped it off in sections using the washi tape again, then painted with the bright green. Once dry, I pulled the washi tape off, then repositioned it, overlapping the white with just a small stripe covered. Next, I used the other shade of green. After that shade was really dry, I pulled the washi tape off again, and did some touch ups. Once it was totally dry, I used sandpaper on this jar for distressing, too. I finished it with the top coat spray paint, and added the yard numbers.

The football was the last mason jar I did. First I used steri strips (they’re the perfect width! If you don’t have these on hand, you could also cut washi tape in half) to create the laces of the football. Then, I painted the jar with two coats of brown paint. Once it was really dry, I pulled off the steri strips, did some touch ups and some distressing, and finished it with the top coat spray paint.

And with that, I was done! They’re definitely not perfect, but distressing with the sandpaper helps them feel a little rustic, so I feel like it’s ok that the lines aren’t perfectly straight. With all the steps and all the drying, this is definitely a lengthy craft project, but I had a lot of fun and I am really pleased with how they turned out!


These jars are perfect to hold straws and utensils. They’d also be great holding flowers and used as a centerpiece.


Either way, this set will be great for the Super Bowl! I’m excited to share more Super Bowl Party ideas this week, so I hope you’ll come back by.

Party on!


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