I love a good mason jar craft, and today I have a super simple project for creating back-to-school mason jars, perfect for holding pencils and any other fun school supply! This project is perfect for using up scraps of paper and ribbon – which is great since my stash of scraps is getting a bit out of control! :)
All you need to make these pencil jar holders is scraps of paper, ribbon and adhesive. I recently discovered Scor-tape while shopping at a local paper store and LOVE it! It is stronger than a tape runner and available in all different widths. I have been using the 1/4″ roll and find it is great for holding together my paper treat boxes and other paper crafts. It is not repositionable and does take an extra step compared to a tape runner since you need to peel the paper away. But the hold is better and the price is cheaper! That’s my little (non-sponsored) review of Scor-tape – it’s awesome!
Below is the quick picture tutorial for making these DIY mason jar pencil holders!
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- Mason Jars (I used plastic ones)
- Scraps of paper
- Scraps of ribbon
- Adhesive (I used Scor-tape)
Cut your scraps of paper into strips ranging from 1/2″ to 1″. Make sure they are long enough to fit around the mason jars.
To attach the scraps of paper and ribbon, I used 2″ strips of Scor-tape. You do not need to put Scor-tape all the way around the mason jar. Start with two small strips in the back, attach your scrap of paper or ribbon, then add two more strips of Scor-tape at the back where the strip will overlap. You could use other types of adhesive like hot-glue.
Work from top to bottom, adding different rows of paper and ribbon.
I added a small ribbon bow to the front to finish it off. These are so fun, simple and cute! I’m glad I got to use more of my ruler ribbon that I had left over from last year’s Back to School Pillow Wreath. I have so much of it left! :)
Have a great week and happy crafting!
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