DIY Craft Ideas With Paper Craft And Mason Jar And Sharpie Mug — Home Ideas

Paper Plate Owl Craft for Kids

Here’s a fun kids craft idea — turn a paper plate into an adorable owl craft! We made ours into door hangers, but you can do whatever you like with them. Try adding a magnet to the back and displaying your owls on the refrigerator!

If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you know that we love owls and owl crafts, such as our wood slice owls and painted rock owls. Owls always feel like fall to me, but this craft is great for any time of the year. It might be fun to do during a science unit about birds.
You will want to find the cheapest, most basic paper plates possible. Seriously! My husband brought home some from Kroger that was just too high quality and wouldn’t fold, so I stopped by Walmart where I found some very cheap uncoated paper plates that were perfect. Ha! Coated plates (the shiny ones) are nicer to eat off of, but paint does not adhere to them quite as well.

DIY Snowy Mason Jar Luminaries

These DIY Christmas Tea Light Holders are incredibly easy to make using unexpected items: Epsom salt and glitter. They are a beautiful holiday display for flameless tea lights, or could even be used as a vase for holiday garland or flowers.

In fact, I think that this easy Christmas project is charming enough to give away as gifts or even to sell at a fundraiser. They really are magical when lit up at night! Start off by mixing the Epsom salt and glitter together in a bowl so that it’s ready to be poured over your jar once the glue has been applied (this can also get kind of messy so have a newspaper or something ready to catch the extra “snow”).

2. Use a sponge brush to apply a thin, even layer of Mod Podge onto the outside of the jar. You don’t want too much or you’ll end up with lines and possibly drips.

How to Make a DIY Sharpie Mug that’s Washable!

Create this beautiful, gift-worthy Sharpie mug with some simple markers and a mug. And you’ll learn what to do so your beautiful designs don’t wash off!
Sharpie mugs are a super popular craft, that makes great gifts for birthdays or holidays, and would make a perfect mother’s day gift! After seeing how gorgeous they are, you might even want to make one for yourself!

I ended up making 3 of them because they were so fun to make. Check out my mustache Sharpie mug that I gave to my husband on father’s day!

In this tutorial, I will show you, step by step, how to make these super cute mugs. No fancy artistic skills needed….if you can make dots with a Sharpie, then you can do this!

Oh yes, before we begin if you’re looking for a pretty card to go along with this Sharpie mug, check out my cupcake liner flower card tutorial.

If you’re not familiar with what Sharpie mugs are, then your in for a treat! When I first discovered them, I was super amazed and couldn’t wait to try it myself. Basically you use Sharpie markers to draw designs on a plain mug. Once you’re happy with it, you bake it in the oven to set the marker design in. And you can wash it too! You just have to make sure you use the right type of Sharpie, which brings me to my next point…

This DIY works best with cheap Dollarstore (Dollartree in particular) ceramic mugs. This is because there is less glaze on them so the paint can adhere better to the ceramic when baked in the oven).

To make your Sharpie mug washable and usable, you need to make sure you use an oil-based Sharpie marker.

You can buy them in the store in the same section you get the regular Sharpies from. They will say “Oil-based” on them.If you use the regular Sharpie’s, they will wash away when you clean them. This is because regular Sharpies are water-based. Anytime water touches paints that are water-based, it tends to wash away. Since oil and water don’t mix, the oil-based paints shouldn’t be affected by water touching it. Baking it in the oven seals it even more. I will talk about this in more detail a little later on.

You can draw anything on your Sharpie mug and make it as custom and personalized as you want. If you’re looking for some nifty ideas, a popular trend is to create letter initials. These also make nice gifts. Like the “J” I created below. I used a large “J” sticker from the Dollarstore to create the negative space while I made my dots with the Sharpie. After I lifted the sticker, I was left with the following design.

Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas is a time for so much fun for kids. So many fun Christmas activities for kids can be done, where do you start? Well, if the kid-made Christmas decorations and Christmas crafts are on your mind, we have curated best Christmas kids crafts just for you.

DIY Solar Mason Jars

Nothing changes the atmosphere of a room more than the lighting. If you want elegance and romance you dim those bright fluorescents and opt to let a few candles glow.

If we want to party and get a little crazy we add a disco ball or a black light! Lighting is one of the simplest ways to add appeal to your outdoor spaces and walkways too. Solar lights have become a favorite for many of us due to their highly versatile nature. Solar lights are small, easy to place, low maintenance, and quite affordable. They easily add light where you need it most without the hassle and hefty expense of installing permanent lighting.

Not to mention, for those of us who like to change things up ever so often, this is as temporary or permanent as you want it to be. This project was simple, fun, and yielded stunning results.


Awesome DIY Crafts to Try with Your Kids

Running out of ideas what to do with your kids this weekend? Before you dive into the depths of Pinterest to discover the latest DIY activity for kids, let us save you some time and show you the hottest picks.

Indoor activities to kill the boredom and get your kids thinking creatively — pick your favorite and leave a comment below which one are you going to try!

DIY Crafts to Try with Your Kids

Indoor activities to kill the boredom and get your kids thinking creatively — pick your favorite and leave a comment below which one are you going to try!

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Necklace:

Next, we have a mother’s day necklace which is not only elegant and attractive but classy at the same time. you just need to have a few supplies for this project and you are all set to start it right away. If your mother is a fan of plants and gardening then you must try making this beautiful and adorable teacup planter for her on this special occasion that she can easily keep n any of the private spaces and keep reminding herself of the love both of you share together. Similar to this idea you can also arrange a hanging garden for her containing some of the useful herbs that she may use frequently in her kitchen recipes.

Share these 38 DIY Motherday Gifts — Easy To Make Ideas with others also so that they can also make their mothers happy on this mother’s day. Follow the step by step tutorials for each and every project and do not miss out on the finest details of all these ideas.

Easy DIY Tea Cup Planters:

These ideas will only brighten up her day but also the look of her kitchen or any other favorite place in the house. Next, we have some other projects done with clay that you can easily make for her at the last minute to make this special moment memorable. also, you can try some never-ending day greeting cards that are so popular these days just to bring a little smile on her face and a few happy tears in her eyes.

Originally published at on February 18, 2020.

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