Now, I realize this desk organizer idea for pens and pencils using a mason jar painted to look like a school composition is probably more appropriate for back to school season …
or teacher gift time.
But I couldn’t help it. I couldn’t wait. I had to share these ASAP.
I mean, teachers need to organize their desk spaces too, right? And who says you can only give teacher gifts at the end of the year?
Or why not send your college student back to school after winter break with a stylish desk accessory to corral their pens and pencils? I’m pretty sure their study spaces could use a little organization as they enter their second semesters …
Desk Organizer Idea: How To Make Composition Book Mason Jars
- Start by painting a patch with white primer (I created a similar patch on the opposite of the jar as well). Let dry overnight.
2. Tape off a 2″ x 1 1/4″ square of white using washi tape.
3. Paint jar with black acrylic craft paint in matte finish. Let dry overnight.
4. Tape off a vertical band on side of jar (to represent spine of composition notebook)
5. Using a fan brush, gently dab on white paint.
Keep moving the brush from side to side with each application.
6. Remove Washi tape. Using a fine point brush, free hand thin black lines.
And you’re done!
So cute, right? Now you can have the best dressed desk in town!
Hope you have a mason-jar-craft-love filled day! 🙂
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Angela Boone says
I’m a teacher, so I love this. Also, I love mason jars, so your site could totally get me in trouble 😉
I love me some trouble!!! 🙂
Becca Lynn says
Oh my goodness, these are absolutely delightful! I’m a teacher as well, so I’m pretty sure I need to make one of these ASAP haha. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! And they’ll be perfect for you — maybe one of your students will give them to you as a gift!!! 🙂
This is totally awesome! Love it! Holly 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Holy Moly, I LOVE this! I didn’t even know this was something I needed to do, but now I’m feeling compelled to make it.
LOL! I’m so glad I compelled you!!! Have fun! I think these may be my favorite mason jar craft creation to date! 🙂
Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog says
Oh my goodness, these are sooooo cute! Perfect easy DIY teacher gifts… and you’re right – who says teachers should only get gifts at the end of the year? They deserve them all year round!
laura@duke manor farm says
I am so doing these for the upcoming teacher appreciation. Brilliant idea!
Hi! I absolutely love this idea!! My son needs to do a project about recycling and I think this will be perfect! Also a perfect gift for his teacher!! Thank you very much for sharing ???. I have one question. For the white parts can I use white acrylic paint?
You can absolutely use white acrylic paint. The only thing is there will be touch up needed when you remove the tape – the acrylic paint doesn’t adhere as well to the glass as primer does. I also used the white acrylic paint for the white composition book marbling (for lack of a better word!). Good luck! 🙂
Janet Oropeza says
Thanks for sharing..Nice & easy:)
Chris brown says
I love this, i want to make it for my home, if i want other detail then i will contact you soon.
One more thing i have also 100 mason jar usage ideas.
Thank you for your idea.
Mary Pat Loos says
I don’t get how to marble the white paint. I have a fan brush but it doesn’t leave the paint looking marbled. Just looks like a mess.
Please be more specific how you did this.
I’m not sure how much more specific I can be beyond the photos? I just loaded the brush and angled it so I hit the jar with the lead edge of the brush. Then turn it with each application. Sorry I’m not sure how better to explain.
I really struggled using a fan brush and tried an inexpensive 1 inch chip brush and finally got the look I was going for by dabbing it on the glass. Lol, my fan brush was a hot mess. Also, got a decent blob look with a crumpled plastic bag. Hope it all worked out 😁
Wow! It’s a nice desk organizer idea. As a DIY’er, I really appreciate your work.
This is so cool. .
Kelly | Pjs and Paint says
These are so cute!! I can’t get enough of painting on mason jars, there is just so many fun things you can do with them. I might have to make these for my teacher friend before school starts up again. They’d look great on her desk!