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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tutorial: make a super cute jar to put dog cookies (or anything really) in:

I found this idea on Pinterest and then collected the materials to make it. I also saw the idea in Modern Dog Magazine (I love that mag).

Except not only am I doing the animal topper, but also I'm putting glitter on the actual jar. I am not painting my animal topper but it is another option! Just as painting the car a solid color and then applying the glitter is an option. Really, there are endless possibilities with this!

my mostly dry and mostly finished product

If you skip the animal topper and just do the glitter you can put a candle in it for some pretty glittery light. You can keep these jars in the kitchen, the bathroom, your desk, or even use them as a center piece.


  • Mason jar (any size that works for you)
  • Painters Tape
  • Plastic animals to go on top of jar
  • Crazy glue
  • Modge Podge
  • Glitter (any color)
  • Foam brush applicator
  • Plastic cup (disposable)

I'm making this jar for my grandma who just had knee surgery so I put some little chickens as my animal topper instead of a dog. I got my mason jar for $1 at a local dollar store and the red picnic plaid is right up Grandma's alley.

First you apply the painters tape (if you want the glitter to have a clean line, other wise skip the tape and have at it). Then mix the Modge Podge and glitter in a plastic cup, add glitter until you feel it has enough. Turn Mason jar upside down and paint the Modge Podge glitter on it avoiding the bottom (you can do the bottom but the glitter may come off of scratch your surfaces). Apply the Modge Podge glitter thickly so that the glitter is even spread but don't worry too much, remember this is art and it's supposed to be fun (and you can always add another coat later)!

Another (messier) way to do this, for thicker, better glitter coverage, would be to apply plain old Modge Podge and then sprinkle the glitter on instead of mixing the Modge podge and glitter together. The way I'm doing it the glitter won't be as thick and there is less coverage.

While the Modge Podge glitter is drying, use the crazy glue to apply your chosen animal to the lid. It should dry very quickly, but make sure to apply pressure to make sure the two surfaces stick well together.

***After your second or third or maybe your fourth (it's your project after all!) remove the painters tape while your Modge Podge glitter is still wet. Once it starts to dry, if you take the tape off the tape will remove some of the Modge Podge glitter and you will need to touch it up a bit.
Modge Podge and Espresso colored glitter

sponge brush applicator
(make sure to rinse it between coats)

Modge Podge glitter mix

the mason jar lid and the little chicks to glue on

crazy glue
first coat (still wet)

unpainted bottom
chicks glued to the lid
the first coat dry

second coat wet

Thoughtless Thursday


  1. yours came out great! Thanks for sharing this cool idea!

  2. Very cute! :) We made some of these for the holidays last year but didn't add glitter. Your jars came out great!

  3. Oh wow! Super cute!!! I'm lovin it! Thanks for sharing how to make those!!!
    And many thanks for linking up with us today!
    ((husky hugz))
    frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky

  4. Looks like a quick and easy project. Thank you for sharing it *pinning*

  5. Pinterest strikes again! Too many good things going on there. Did you know one of the sapiens used orange peel to make a candle? COOL huh? The things we learn from each other! Thanks for sharing this fun project with the rest of the gang on Thoughtless Thursday! I really like that you used glitter to keep the inside a surprise!