DIY Back-to-School Party in a Mason Jar

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If you have or know some young ones who might be heading back to school soon, help them celebrate! Get them pumped about the school year with this super-simple (but super-fun) party in a jar. This one’s as simple as a quick trip to the office supply or craft store, so let’s get started!



  • empty mason jar (medium or large)
  • school supplies and small fun goodies! 
  • baker’s twine
  • optional: spray paint
  • paper
  • pen
  • scissors


Step 1: Gather your school supplies and other fun items you’d like to stuff in your jar. It really looks fun if you color coordinate all of the materials! I went with a gold and yellow palette. Some great ideas for supplies? Sticky notes, paper clips, flash drives, scissors, tape, magnets, pushpins, and more! I added a few balloons to keep things fun.


Step 2: If you’d like to decorate the outside of your jar, take the lid pieces to a well-ventilated area and spray paint them in a coordinating color to the supplies that will go in the jar. Allow the paint to dry and cure fully.


Step 3: Write a few fun notes or fortunes to include in the jar! Cut a slip of paper and write a note to the recipient. Roll the slip of paper and secure it with a bit of baker’s twine.

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Step 4: Add all of your supplies to the jar until it’s full. Add the lid to the jar and tie some twine on the outside. Tie a few pens and pencils in the twine and help your kids celebrate back-to-school!

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