How To Make Rooster Mason Jars Gift and Craft Kitchen Ideas

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 How To Make Rooster Mason Jars Gift and Craft Kitchen Ideas

Turn a mason jar or any jar into a rooster jar.  Simply use a cut-out and paint to transform any jar into a beautiful decorative jar for your home. This tutorial will show you how to put any image on a jar any size.  

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In this super easy tutorial I will show you how to transform a jar into a beautiful decoration using a cut out decal.

If you didn’t see this edition, it was featured in Woman’s World . I’m so honored.



Red Rooster Mason Jar Tutorial

With this project you can use any picture. You can find cut-outs by doing a Google search.

You can also use the colors of your choice.  This project is very versatile by selecting any color of paint to match you home decor.

You can also transform any jar that’s any size.


Mason Jar

Exacto knife

Contact paper

Red spray paint

Black acrylic paint

Sponge paint brush


Pattern of your choice found on Google


Step 1: You will first paint the inside of your jar black, or color of your choice, using acrylic paint. Pour the paint inside and roll your jar around to coat the entire jar, use a sponge paint brush to coat it completely and evenly. Set it upside down on a paper plate to let the extra paint run out.  This usually takes about 2 hours. Then turn the jar right side up and let it dry over night.

paint black jar

Step 2: After you have located a photo of your choice, save it to your desktop.  Size it down to fit your jar.  Do a test print to make sure it prints the size you prefer.

Once it’s the size you want , open PicMonkey.  You’re going to need to flip your photo or it will turn out backwards on your jar.

Once you open picmonkey make sure you are using the old version not the new version.  Click on EDIT then the screen will drop down and select COMPUTER.  This will allow you to open your photo on your desktop.

Select the first button on the left, then select ROTATE.  Using the <–> arrow key, flip your image. EXPORT your image to save it back on to your desktop.  It will look backwards right now, that’s how you want it to look.  Trust me!

Tape a piece of contact paper that’s larger than your photo,  on to a piece of paper.  You’re going to print it out on this. It should look backwards when it prints out.


Step 3: The above photo is the printed version and my rooster is backwards, which is how it’s supposed to be.

Cut out your image using scissors and/or an exacto knife for the hard to get to places.


Step 4: Peel off your image from the contact paper and place it on your jar.

black rooster jar

Step 5: Cover the top of the jar to avoid paint from getting inside the jar.


Step 6: Paint the outside of your jar, painting over your image.


Krylon is my favorite go-to spray paint. I used a gloss paint.

krylon red paint for rooster mason jars at sewlicioushomedecor.comStep 7: After your jar has completely dried, peel off the image slowly and gently. I used the tip of an exacto knife to start, in the center of the image,  then it peeled right off. If you try to peel off your image from the edges you may chip the paint.

Spray it with a clear sealer and fill it with kitchen utensils or other favorite things.


Items I used for this craft: 

mason jar | exacto knife | contact paper | red krylon paint | black acrylic paint | foam paint brush

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  1. I am sure my mum would love the mason jar i make for her. Thank you for the idea!
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  3. Love It! One commenter was concerned about food use. She could first paint the outside in black, then when dry, put rooster cutout on, spray paint red all over, then remove decal. The rooster will be black, and no paint will be inside.
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  5. Loved this tutorial. I literally have a huge collection of mason jars. I will try this out.
  6. Hi! Thanks a lot for sharing this diy rooster mason jar. I think this will make a great gift for moms especially with mother's day approaching :)
  7. Where do I find contact paper?
  8. Love this DIY idea. Looks nice. I am going to do this for a dear friend at work that I think of as a second Mom. She loves roosters. I am going to make it for her for Christmas, but a set from small to big.. Thank you.
  9. I jst started decorating my kitchen with Roosters and chickens after looking at some awesome ideas on pintrest Omg what would we do w/o Pintrest and im most def. going to make this Rooster Mason jar project .Thank you for such a great idea
    • Hello! Yes, you can do that! I used two colors, (black and red) so that's why I painted the inside of the jar. If you only used one color and painted over your design template (rooster), when you peel it off it will be clear...the color of the jar. Which is fine, too! :)
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  12. Stopping in to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow at my P3 Part Feature Post! What a clever mason jar idea! Love it! Thanks again for pinning look for a little more traffic from me Friday! Kim
  13. Hi Marti, Super cute idea, love the colors too. Thanks for sharing at the party! Always great to drop by to visit. Shared...
  14. Wow! I truly love these! Thanks for sharing such an adorable link! Visiting from Home Matters Linky Party :)
  15. I saw your link on the Pin Me Linky Party and had to come visit! My kitchen is full of red and roosters so this jar is perfect for my cooking area. Thank you so much for sharing.
  16. Marti, this is so cute! I especially love it because it is red!! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann
  17. I'm visiting from the Pretty Pintastic Link-Up! I love this idea--so cute! I think it would make a great gift!
    • Thanks for stopping by! I think the Rooster jar would make a great gift, too! They are easy to make and inexpensive....the perfect combination! LOL
  18. Oh goodness, how clever! You are a pro! Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend with you :) Happy Friday! #TGIF
  19. Nice! I like the red and black. Thanks for sharing on the Brag About It link party!
    • Thank you, Laurie! I'm glad you like it, my kitchen has been red and black for years. I never seem to get tied of those colors and they go well with other colors I have added in my kitchen. Thank you for hosting an awesome party! :)
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