DIY Christmas Gift Idea: How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on a Glass Cookie Jar

DIY Christmas Gift Idea: How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on a Glass Cookie Jar

Giving gifts is always fun but when you take a themed gift, put it in a jar and deliver it to a neighbor, it makes it just that much better. In this tutorial, I'll show you how easy it is to turn a plain glass jar into a sweet Christmas Eve gift set using a Silhouette Cameo and adhesive vinyl. Let's spread some Christmas cheer, y'all!

Estimated time: 15 minutes

Ideal for beginners

Supplies Needed:

Step One: Design Set Up

*I'm working in Cricut Design Space but you could also do this in Silhouette Studio. Upload your design and adjust the colors to match the colors of vinyl you plan to use.

Click the "Make It" button and the software will guide you through the steps of loading and cutting each separate color of vinyl. Remember, adhesive vinyl is placed on the cutting mat with the colored side facing up and the white paper backing face down against the mat.

Step Two: Cut and Weed Designs

After the cutting is complete, remove the negative space from around the designs and use a weeding tool to weed away the smaller bits.

Cut a piece of transfer tape to fit over the design and use the scraper tool to apply firm pressure.

Step Four: Transfer Designs On Jar

Line the design up on the jar and use the scraper tool again to burnish well over the design. When you're working on a curved surface it's easier to apply the design starting from the center and working your way outward. For more tips on applying adhesive vinyl to curved surfaces check out our DIY Pumpkin Spice Tumbler Using Adhesive Vinyl on Plastic post.

Remove the transfer tape, leaving behind just the vinyl decal.

Repeat the steps above to apply the second part of the design.

The jar looks SO cute and festive and it couldn't have been easier to do. It is totally functional and dishwasher safe as well!

Optional: Create Customized Gifts

My neighbor has two small children, so I thought it would be extra special to customize the cups to say something fun. :)

Fill With Gifts And Deliver!

I loaded this sweet little jar up with some fresh chocolate chip cookies, candy striped straws, hot cocoa, mini marshmallows, Christmas themed napkins and those cute customized camper mugs.

Tie it all up with a festive bow and leave it on the doorstep for a fun surprise!

Looking for a less festive gift idea? Check out our most recent post, Gift Idea: Adhesive Vinyl on a Ceramic Mixing Bowl.

Don't you just love the season of giving? Making gifts for our loved ones makes the giving, and receiving, so much better! At Craftables we are focused on providing our customers with premium quality vinyl, so your DIY gifts will last for years to come!

About the Author


My name is Kayla and I’m a DIY loving mom of 3, living in North Carolina. I absolutely love creating! It doesn’t matter if it’s refinishing furniture or paper crafting, I love it all. I’m a former blogger for Silhouette America and current blogger for Cricut so I know the ins and outs of both machines and love teaching beginners all of the handy tips and tricks. Come visit my blog at or follow me on Instagram @kayla_made.

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