Since I was going to use acrylic paint to cover the outside of the jar, I first applied a coat of Mod Podge in matte finish to the outside of the jar to help the acrylic paint to stick to the glass better.
Mother's Day Painted Mason Jar Tissue Holder
Having a tissue holder near you on your desk, or the bathroom counter, or even the kitchen counter is always a good idea. Especially during the Spring months when pollen is high and your sinuses are screaming at you. But a tissue holder doesn't have to be a generic box. It can be a special holder made for such a special occasion as Mother's Day to remind your mom that she is so blessed.
Cover the outside of the jar with Mod Podge
Next, paint with your color of choice
I chose to paint the outside of my jar with navy acrylic paint for this project. In this photo you see more than one project going on at the same time. It took me three coats of the navy paint to fully cover the outside of the jar.
After allowing the paint to dry overnight, I sprayed down the jar with Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Glaze in high gloss to seal the paint.
Create a phrase or image for the outside of the jar
For this part of the project, I cut a custom vinyl decal using my Cricut Joy. However, the same look can be achieved with a steady hand and a Sharpie marker, or acrylic paint. Even decorative cutouts and Mod Podge would work.
Decorate your jar however you like for that special person.
Cut out the decorative top of the tissue holder.
To make the top of the jar where the tissues slide out, I first found a coordinating fabric and traced the outline of the jar lid with a white pencil.
Then I cut out the fabric circle and created and opening in the center of the circle for the tissues to slide through by cutting an X shape in the center of the fabric.
Custom Tissue Holder for Mother's Day
In the end, you will have a custom and personalized present for Mother's Day to share which can be used all year round.
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