Our Mason Jar Box Top Collection Jar is a perfect DIY way to collect box tops to save for your child’s school.
I recently bought a 12 pack of mason jars for around $8 after a coupon. I wanted to make a few small projects for around the house, and after my projects I still had about 6 leftover jars. I had a sandwich bag filled with box tops that we have been collecting over the summer and thought that a little collection jar would be perfect! This mason jar looks perfect sitting on our windowsill and makes collecting box tops easy. My son can easily bring the jar into school to empty and just take it home after, that way we can save a ton of sandwich bags, too.
How to make a Mason Jar Box Top Collection Jar:
- Mason Jar
- Yellow Chalk Paint
- Mason Jar Coin Slot Lid
- Mason Jar Ring
- Black Sharpie
- Foam Paint Brush
- Lay out a scrap piece of paper before you get started.
- Use a foam paint brush to paint a coat of yellow paint on the outside of the mason jar and let dry.
- Paint a second and possibly a third coat of paint on the jar and let the jar fully dry.
- Use your ruler to trace a straight line going down the front of the jar (you will have to free hand the rounded parts of the jar).
- Then align the ruler on the straight line to mark the inch, half inch, and quarter inch marks with a black Sharpie.
- Then use your Sharpie to write the numbers on the left side of the inch marks.
- Write “Box Tops” above the straight line using your Sharpie, place the coin slotted lid onto the jar and screw the ring lid on top.
- Start filling the jar with your box tops.
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