Tutti Frutti Mason Jar Cup
Watermelons, lemons, oranges, oh my! These mason jars were turned into lidded cups that double as take-home party favors — guaranteed to be a hit with grownups and kids alike!
Photography: Mikkel Paige Photography
Source: Martha Stewart
- Mason jar
- Dremel drill with a 1/2-inch bit
- Silicone drink grommets (Pictured: 5/16-inch, $9.99 for 10, amazon.com)
- Drinking straws (Pictured: SÖTVATTEN Drinking straws, $1.99 for 100, ikea.com)
- Needle-nose pliers
- Spray paint
- Painters tape
- X-Acto knife
- Adhesive vinyl sheets (Pictured: 12-by-12-inches, $9.99 for 6 sheets, amazon.com)
- Spray sealant (Pictured: Krylon® Acrylic Crystal Clear, $8.99, michaels.com) (optional)
Remove lid from the mason jar.
Mask the top 1 1/2 inches of the jar with painter's tape, making sure to cover the opening completely.
Spray jar with a main color.
Let it dry completely before removing painter's tape.
To create a "rind" on your fruit, tape off all but the bottom 1 1/2 inches of the mason jar.
Additionally, spray-paint the mason jar lid with a complementary or contrasting color. (Tip: This may require 2 coats.)
If you'd like to seal your spray-painted design and enhance the cup's durability, tape off the top of the jar and apply a clear acrylic top coat; let dry completely.
Using an x-acto knife, cut out seed shapes from adhesive vinyl sheets; affix to jar as desired.
Once the jar lid has completely dried, mark where you'd like your straw to go with a pencil. Place the lid onto the jar and drill straight down into the jar with your ½-inch drill bit. (Tip: It's helpful to have another set of hands to hold the jar while you drill.) Once the hole is drilled, use pliers to flatten the edges of the hole. You can also use sandpaper to lightly smooth out any rough edges.
Fit grommet into the hole in the mason jar lid, making sure to cover the jagged edges of the jar. Pop in a colorful straw.