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Mason Jar Wooden Box DIY Personalized with a Cricut!

I love the versatility of mason jars! My Grandmother used to make jams and had a ton of all sizes of mason jars. Since her passing, I have been using mason jars as decor items all over my house and to make mason jar gifts with.

One of my favorite way to use the jars is in a mason jar box. There are so many ways to use mason jars in a wooden box from holding utensils to dried or real flowers to food ingredients!

I went to a party at a friend’s and she has these fun mason jars on her bar with fresh mint, sage, cucumbers, etc for cocktails and I thought it would be cute to make a DIY wood box to put mason jars in to go with her rustic bar decor.

This was a fun and easy project and I love how it came out!

mason jar wooden box

Materials Needed for Mason Jar Wooden box

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How to Make a Box for Mason Jars

All I used to make this box was a piece of old fence wood.  I cut them all the length I wanted them and then glued and nailed the ends together.  Click here for full DIY wood box tutorial!

After it was dry I used my orbital sander to sand all the sides.  I liked the color so I didn’t need to stain it but if you wanted to, this is the time to do it.  

For the wording, I designed it in Cricut Design Space. Then I cut out vinyl with my favorite tool, my Cricut Explore. You can use any Cricut machine to make this project – the Explore Family, the Maker or the Cricut Joy.

cutting vinyl for wood box

I applied the vinyl to the top of the box with transfer tape and added a thin layer of mod podge over it so the paint wouldn’t bleed.

personalizing a wood box

My new favorite for distressing paint is vaseline!  I usually use chalk paint to make my rustic decor, but for this, I had a spray paint I wanted to use but I still wanted it distressed.

I just used a paintbrush and brushed the vaseline on wherever I want it distressed, so on all the edges, corners, and a little on the front.

distressing with vaseline
distressed wood box

Then I spray painted the entire wooden box with Rust-Oleum Sage Green.  I let it dry for about an hour and painted another coat.  I removed the vinyl with a weeding tool before the paint was dry so that it doesn’t pull paint with it.

For a more detailed tutorial, see my porch rules sign post where I show step by step how to make a sign using vinyl.

After it fully dried, I used a sanding block and sanded around all the edges where the vaseline is.  The paint doesn’t stick to the vaseline so it comes right off!  Sometimes I use a cloth to wipe off the paint and it works just as well.  I sprayed a sealer on it and attached some hardware to the ends and that’s it!  Easy Peasy!

I also added a few mason jars with chalkboard tags attached with twine to finish it off.  Now I need to make one for myself as a centerpiece for our table.  You can put anything in the mason jars and rotate real or artificial flowers depending on the season!  Click here for how to decorate with a box year round!

diy wooden box for mason jars
distressed wood box for mason jars

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rustic bar decor

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  1. Ok, this even looked /sounded doable for a complete non-crafty person like me! Thanks for sharing! Loved this.

  2. I love the distressed look – sounds like the Vaseline makes it so simple!

  3. Carla Daugherty says:
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    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this. It’s beautiful!

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