Mosaic Mason Jar


Why is it that the start of school also triggers the start of fall? I mean, there are still two weeks left of summer on the calendar.


With that in mind, I’m sharing one last summer project. A mosaic. On a mason jar.


And before I begin my tutorial, I need to give a shout out to this blogger, A Pumpkin And A Princess, for the inspiration for this project.


How To Make A Mosaic Mason Jar


I skipped the glue gun for this project (too many little pieces = too many opportunities to burn my fingers) and chose a quick drying contact adhesive that I found at the craft store.



I worked on a section at a time, first laying out the pieces before gluing them down.



Once dry, I would just turn the jar and repeat. Dry fitting first. Then gluing down. Then let dry.




And while these jars look amazing by day …




I also like them on a summer night with a candle glowing inside …




Can’t you hear the crickets chirping?


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Get out there and enjoy those last few weeks of summer.  After all, winter is coming …




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  1. Hi
    What did you use between the stones looks like it’s the glue but it teal in color. This would make a great centerpiece for brides.

    • It’s just the glass (with glue on it). I’m thinking the teal color is just a reflection of the teal shells.

      🙂 Linda

  2. Where did you get the shells? I’m in CO and we don’t have beaches to look for glass on.

  3. I meant glass pieces, not shells.

    • I found them at the craft store (Jo-Ann’s or Michael’s). They were in the section near the faux flowers in an aisle that had those glass bead vase fillers and moss and stuff. Hope that helps! 🙂 Linda

  4. Can you tell me what the name of the glue you used?

  5. It’s so pretty! These would be perfect on my sun porch in the summer. I do miss summer! Pinning for next years warm season!

  6. These are absolutely perfect! I can go it solo – or enlist the help of my 6 yr. old granddaughter. They’re not only beautiful, they’re functional. Thanks so very much!

  7. What is the glue/adhesive that you used? These are lovely.

    • I used a Loctite quick dry contact adhesive. And thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂 Linda

      • Michelle Murino says:

        I bought a Mosaic white (but dries clear) glue. the stones seem to be slipping a little but it feels as though after a bit they will stick. Do you know anything about Mosaic Adhesive? I am hoping this will work or I might have to get the Loctite adhesive. Thanks:)

        • The Loctite adhesive slipped a bit too. That’s why I did it in sections at a time to give the glue a chance to dry. And I lied the jar on it’s side.

  8. I make mosaics often, when glueing on a curved surface there will always be slippage. You have to do what Linda said and do a portion at a time and then let it dry before turning the piece and moving on, it can be tedious when doing a large piece but it’s the only way to go. I use E6000 for most of my glueing. I also grout everything and that adhesive works greats over time.

  9. Christie says:

    What kind of glue do I get to glue the applicants on besides a hot glue gun that takes forever and burns

  10. Fantastic idea. I have a few mason jars I am going to have to pull out. I was wondering about the type of glue you used and read through comments to see if you provided the type. You are so patient, answering the question multiple times 🙂 I might do red for the backyard now and at Christmas use them as a center piece. Thanks for great tutorial.

    • I’m a little behind on answering my comments! The summer has distracted me. But you can see I used Loctite brand glue, right? I found it at Michael’s. But I’m pretty sure you can find it at JoAnns and Hobby Lobby too. Once warning: the smell is pretty strong so make sure you are in a well ventilated area! 🙂

  11. I love the jar. Would you answer a question for me, Is there such a thing as Clear Grout for glass.


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