Back to School Apple Mason Jar

My kids officially started school.  I love the summer with my kids so much.  I love throwing our regimen and schedule out the window and staying up late, eating extra treats and enjoying the outdoors. But right around August 1st, my internal clock kicks in and I am begging for my kids to go back to school and get back to the regular structure that the school year provides. Anyone else like me?

back to school apple mason jar craft


The apple is notoriously known to remind us of teachers.  I wonder where that originated? Hmmm.  Anyway,this apple jar is super easy to make and can be used to gift a zillion different things inside.


Mason jar

Alcohol (for wiping the jar clean)


Krylon Gold Metallic or Krylon Looking Glass spray paint

Silhouette (apple file)

Silhouette Cameo


optional: cherry sours

1.  Wipe mason jar clean with an alcohol swap.  This will remove any residue, dirt, grime and grease.

2.  Cut an apple shape out of vinyl on your Silhouette machine. If you don’t have a Silhouette digital cutting machine you can always just cut an apple shape out of contact paper and stick it on the front of a mason jar.

apple vinyl for teacher gift

3.  Adhere to the front of the mason jar.  Burnish (aka “press really hard) the vinyl to the jar so it has no air bubbles.

apple jar mason

4.  When you use the Looking Glass spray paint it is a little different than using regular spray paint.  You spray a light coat on it.  Then wait one minute, then spray another light coat.  I repeated this process for a total of 7 coats.

mason jar apple

apple mason jar

5.  It dries super fast.  Once dry remove the apple vinyl sticker from the front.

teachers gift mason jar

mercury glass apple mason jar

6.  Add cherry sours or any other fun gift inside the jar. Tie a ribbon around the rim and it is all ready to bring to school.

mason jar with apple

apple canning jar

For more mason jar crafts check out:

Spend Save Give Jars

teaching kids about money with spend save give banks

Mason Jar Lamp