Now, I know these farm animal mason jar toppers are all over Pinterest, but they are so cute! Sometimes DIY projects can be more costly than actually going out and purchasing similar items at a store, so I wanted to see if I could replicate them with the least amount of money possible. I made two jars with $8 total! If you've got Mason jars sitting around at home already, or kids toys, then it will be even cheaper for you. These jars are very easy to create and when they are done they look super cute in your kitchen, in a kids room, or in a nursery.
- 1 bag of plastic farm animal kids toys ($1 at Dollarama!)
- 1 can of white spray paint (I used matte white Krylon spray paint in the smallest can Michael's Craft Store had- it was $5) This size can will have enough paint for two mason jars and one bag of farm animals.
- 1 tube of crazy glue ($1 at Dollarama)
- Mason jars (2 for $1 at Dollarama)
Step 1: Time to prep for spray painting! Remove the mason jar lids and set them up on a garbage bag or piece of plastic you don't mind ruining. I laid a piece of paper towel on top of the plastic to absorb some of the paint for easy clean up. Place the glass jar aside. Set up your farm animals on the plastic as well. I found evenly coating the animals is easier if you place the animals standing up. It took about three coats to evenly cover the lids and animals. But it is very important to leave at least two hours in between coats for the coat to dry (especially on the plastic animals as they have grooves that if not dry, the coats of paint will not adhere to). Of course, make sure you spray paint either outside or in your garage with the door open for ventilation.