Create Homemade Mason Jar Canisters using chalk paint, drawer knobs and directions on how to create Rae Dunn inspired font in Cricut Design Space. Go a step further with Kitchen SVG files and more weekend DIY projects for your home.
DIY Mason Jar Canisters with Kitchen SVG Files
We have the cutest DIY weekend project for your kitchen. A little bit functional, a little bit fun, and a lot of Rae Dunn inspired farmhouse decor. These homemade canisters are made from 16 oz mason jars, knobs, chalk paint, and your vinyl cutter machine.
Kitchen SVG Files
If you have a Cricut maker, it is possible to get crafty and creative in the kitchen. We put together the best Kitchen SVG Files in Creative Market.
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For this particular mason jar craft project you will not need to purchase your font. We show you how to get free svg files or Rae Dunn Style fonts for your baking canisters by stretching and pulling your font into a fun height.
However, if you are taking your kitchen crafts a bit further, there are kitchen and baking SVG cut files you can upload to more creative projects for your home and tackle more home decor projects with Cricut Maker.
DIY Mason Jar Canisters
For this DIY project you will need a few supplies to make these mason jar canisters. WE share ow to make your own Rae Dunn inspired fonts using a free farmhouse font available in Creative Market.
Beyond your vinyl cutter and Cricut tools, you will need more materials to create your Kitchen canisters.
- Cricut Maker (or Cricut Joy) with Fine Point Blade
- Standard grip mat
- Cricut Premium Vinyl, Removable or Permanent in color of your choice (We used Dark Forest Green in the Vibrant Value Pack.)
- 16 oz Mason Jar with Lids
- Cricut Joy™ Adhesive-Backed Deluxe Paper, Natalie Malan In the Grove
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- Cricut Transfer Tape * (optional)
- Americana Chalky Finish for Glass in Everlasting
- Decorative knobs with screws and suitable sized washers
- Drill and drill bit
- Hot glue gun with clear craft glue
*If you do want to use transfer tape for this project, *consider using Duck Brand Peel Clear Laminate as an alternative to Cricut transfer tape. Some people prefer this brand more.
Gather your materials and supplies listed above.
Wash your mason jars with soup and hot water and allow them to dry completely before continuing.
Chalk Paint Mason Jars
First, apply a thin coat of chalky finish paint to each of the mason jars leaving the neck of the jars unpainted.
Put the painted mason jar to the side to dry fully.
Repeat with additional chalk paint coverage as needed.
Kitchen SVG Files in Design Space
Open a blank canvas in Cricut Design Space.
Next, select the text icon from the toolbar.
Type the word FLOUR.
To get a Rae Dunn Font for Cricut, change the font to “Little White Lies”. (This is not a font you have to purchase!)
With your word highlighted, change your letter spacing to 0.7.
Stretch the lettering by clicking on the lock symbol above the size section and adjusting the height to 1.7” while keeping the width the same. This will give you that DIY Rae Dunn inspired font.
Next, click on the unlock symbol and adjust the word height to 2”.
With the word highlighted, click on the “Weld” button. This allows you to join shapes/letters to create a single customized image.
Repeat these steps with the the word SUGAR and OATS or any other kitchen canister pantry item.
Select “Make It” in Cricut Design Space.
For cutting the words in your Rae Dunn farmhouse font, set the material type to Premium Vinyl.
Follow the prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy and cutting the Premium Vinyl.
When prompted, unload the mat from the cutting machine.
Remove the Premium Vinyl from the mat.
Mason Jar Lids Inserts
To prepare you mason jar lid inserts, first measure the size of your mason jar lid.
Insert a circle shape on to the open Design Space canvas and adjust the size to measure the lid size.
Create another smaller sized circle with a 0.25” diameter and place it directly on to the center of the other larger circle. With both circles highlighted, click on the “Slice” button. This will create a small cut out. You can now discard the smaller circle shape.
Duplicate the circle shapes to cut one for each mason jar lid.
Color sync the images if needed to match the materials color.
Select “Make It” in Cricut Design Space.
For cutting your mason jar lid toppers, set the material type to Cardstock with adhesive backing.
Follow the prompts for loading the mat into the Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy and cutting the toppers. When prompted, unload the mat from the cutting machine.
Remove the adhesive backing cardstock from the mat.
Mason Jar Kitchen Canisters
To assemble your kitchen mason jars, first cut around each font word with a pair of scissors.
Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard.
Transfer one letter at a time by hand to the mason jar.
Alternatively, you could also cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the image.
Peel away the transfer tape backing but ensure the transfer tape is not overly sticky. Place the transfer tape on top of the cut font image.
Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape. Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.
Position the phrase with the transfer tape on to the smooth side of a jar and press in place.
Press the vinyl phrase down with your fingers to help it to stick to the painted glass jar. Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the jar.
Repeat for the other mason jars.
Mason Jar Lid with Knob
First, in the center of the mason jar lid, drill one hole the same size at the screw size for the knob. Take extra care when handling sharp metal edges.
Peel off one of the cardstock circles from the backing and place over top of the mason jar lid.
If your mason jar lid is in two parts, glue them together using a hot glue gun with clear glue sticks.
Screw the decorative knob onto the mason jar lid.
Repeat with the remaining lids.
To finish, fill the containers with oats, sugar and flour.
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Turn your leftover mason jars into a craft for dad perfect for his birthday or Father’s Day. We give you free SVG files to perfect this gift. Make your own BBQ Seasoning with these free Cricut SVG files. Pin to Pinterest.
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