Ginger Snap Crafts: mason jar drink cups {tutorial}

mason jar drink cups {tutorial}

Today I’ll be over at Lil’ Luna sharing a fun back to school idea,
buuut I wouldn’t leave you guys without a cute & easy tutorial, too!
Here’s one that I shared over at Skip to My Lou a few weeks ago.

Remember when I  told you about our cousin camp we had last month.
Well, I saw this idea on Craft Interrupted, & I knew I had to try it out!
I knew with that many kiddos in the house we needed
a way to keep the cups organized, reduce spills & dirty dishes.
These mason jar drink cups did the job perfectly. 
They were a huge success {& soooo easy & CHEAP to make}!

You’ll need:
WIDE MOUTH mason jars, WIDE MOUTH plastic storage caps
I bought both of these at Walmart in the canning section.
chalkboard labels & paper straws
I found these cute paper straws on etsy.
I cut the chalkboard labels with my Silhouette.

To make these first I had the hubby drill a hole in the lid.
{Be careful…we did have one lid crack!  Oops!}
Then we used a box cutter to trim off any loose plastic. 
Then I applied the chalkboard labels.
Then I added the straws & wrote on the names. 
Soooo cute & easy!  Love how they turned out.

After the first day we got tired of rewriting their names with chalk,
so I did end up just cutting everyone's name with vinyl.
I ran these through my dishwasher with no problems.
So for birthday parties I think chalk would be great
but long term use...vinyl is the way to go.

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  1. Wow these are so kids are always drinking each others drinks (and freakin out) ...these would be a great way to lane and solve my problem!


  2. I just saw your teacher gift post on Lil Luna. I absolutely loved your project! Great job! Now, I'm hear visiting to comment, and I see tons of fabulous ideas! I will be following you on facebook!

    I have a weekend linky party at Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! I hope you'll stop by and link up!

  3. These are BRILLIANT!!! I am all about glass instead of plastic, and though the covers are plastic, I love that the drinks are in glass. Great idea!!!

  4. I love this project. Super Cute. I want to make some for my family. Thanks for sharing. ;o)

  5. SO cute!!! Love this idea! Where did you buy your chalkboard vinyl? I"ve been wanting to buy some to try out with my silhouette but am unsure of which chalkboard vinyl to buy?

  6. Hi Ginger! I linked to your tutorial today in a round-up on my blog:

    Thank you for the inspiration!! : )

  7. wow thank you I was looking for something to use for the kids that will be at our wedding renewal and this is perfect. Our church is putting new carpet down the week before our big day and very worried about kids spilling drink on the new carpet. this idea will work so good. we are using plastic mason jars that I found on line and used chalk paint to put a heart on them for the name's and now will put lids on the kids mason jar's and straws...

  8. These are so cute!! What labels did you use? And I'm curious if you had any issues with them peeling off when the cups start to condensate? Hoping to do a ton of these for a wedding brunch :)

  9. Hello, thank you for sharing your tutorial. I love the idea. I found a box full of mason jars last weekend at a yard sale and I was looking for some ideas to use them for crafts. And I stumbled upon your blog. I have included a link to your page from mine. I do hope that is ok. If not please let me know I will have it removed. Thank you again for the great post!
    Kind regards,


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