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How to Decoupage Paper on Mason Jars (Patriotic Highland Cow)

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Learn how to decoupage paper printables to transform plain mason jars into works of art with the cutest Highland cows for the 4th of July.

set of 2 decoupage mason jars with Highland cows

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If you follow me on TikTok or Facebook you know I have a slight obsession with mod podge crafts, especially decoupage.

One of the reasons I love it is because it can be used in so many different ways. Be sure to check out my article about 27 creative decoupage craft ideas.

If you are new to decoupage, you can learn more about it in this article all about how to decoupage with mod podge.

fourth of july vignette with paper decoupage on mason jars

Decoupage Paper Printables

With Fourth of July just around the corner, I decided to make patriotic mason jars using the cutest Highland cow printable.

This is such a simple mod podge craft and the possibilities are truly endless. The printable is from Creative Fabrica.

If you aren’t familiar with them get ready to be amazed! They have a ton of freebies and paid graphics, SVG files and so much more. Take a look around and let me know what you think.

I’ve included a printable craft/DIY card at the bottom of this post to make this craft project even easier for you! But I’ll share a few tips first so you can get started.

Supplies Needed for Decoupage Mason Jars

glass mason jars

Tips on Creating Decoupage Planters

Start by painting the mason jars with white paint. You will need 2-3 coats.

decoart chalk paint

Cut out the highland cow image. I chose to cut around the image, however you can cut it into a square with more of the black background showing if you like. It is a matter of preference.

printable highland cows

Once the paint is dry, use a brush to cover the front of the planter with mod podge.

cutting paper for decoupage mason jar

Place the paper printable onto the mod podge mason jar and smooth it out to secure it.

using plastic bag to decoupage on glass

Quick tip: use a plastic bag to smooth out any wrinkles. This works much better than using your fingertips. This will help get a smooth finish and not tear the paper.

highland cow printable on mason jar

Once the paper is smooth, add a top coat of mod podge to seal it.

set of decoupage mason jars

The final step is to let the mod podge fully dry. I usually let it cure overnight, but at least an hour is sufficient.

There are so many different ways you can fill your mason jar. Since these have a patriotic theme I chose to make cute red, white and blue flowers to add to each jar.

These cuties are made with Dollar Tree plastic tablecloths. I’ll share a tutorial for these soon!

highland cow mason jar next to typewriter

Aren’t the Highland Cows just darling? My little niece Maggie’s nickname is Maggie Moo and she loves Highland cows.

I plan to give her one of these for her bedroom to celebrate the 4th of July. I’m sure she will get a kick out of it!

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paper decoupage on mason jars

I hope you enjoyed this easy decoupage craft. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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Highland cow printables on mason jars with mod podge

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