Holiday Paper Insert for a Mason Jar

Mason jars are one of the easiest ways to prepare a sweet little gift or holiday decoration.  I love painting them {like my shamrock mason jar} but if you need a quick and easy idea, a holiday paper insert for a mason jar is the way to go!  It’s so simple and can be customized for any holiday.

holiday paper insert for a mason jar

Grab a mason jar and cut a piece of patterned scrapbook paper to fit the inside.  Measuring the paper by wrapping it around the outside is the easiest way to do this but make the insert slightly shorter than the jar to account for the curved top.

supplies for paper mason jar

Cut a design from the center of the scrapbook paper.  Choose any cute symbol to match the holiday.  I cut this bunny using my cutting machine but you could use a stencil and a craft knife or trim around a cute sticker shape if you don’t have a cutting machine.

bunny silhouette for paper mason jar insert

Gently roll the paper just enough to insert it into the mason jar …

paper insert in mason jar

… then unroll it into place.  The holiday symbol should sit front and center.  If the mason jar has any writing on it, place the writing on the opposite side of the cut out area.

paper insert

Fill the mason jar with your favorite candy {I like the bright colors in jellybeans but any seasonal or colorful candy is perfect} …

jelly beans in mason jar

… put the lid on tightly and wrap it with a piece of ribbon or tulle {I love the fluffy texture of tulle}.

tulle on mason jar

In just a few minutes you’ve got a cute hostess gift or neighbor gift and something that will work for any holiday or season!

mason jar craft



  1. says

    Such a cute, and amazingly simple idea! I am going to borrow this one for sure, if not for Eater, maybe for other holidays! I am pinning and sharing over at FB and G+! Hugs! Chloe

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