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May 13

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DIY Hero Mason Jar

I love Mod Podge, Mason Jars, and all things patriotic, so one of my projects for the Patriot’s Palooza party was to DIY this patriotic Hero Mason Jar.  It can be used for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, a service member’s return from deployment, military retirement party, or any other patriotic occasion.


DIY Hero Mod Podge Mason Jar by


The supplies were very basic – Mason Jar, Mod Podge, picture cut outs from magazines, and a pair of scissors.  The first step was to organize the pictures to ensure they would fit around the Mason Jar.




I used Mod Podge on the front and back of the pictures, let it dry, and then added a patriotic ribbon around the top.


DIY Hero Mod Podge Mason Jar by


This is the view of the other side.


DIY Hero Mod Podge Mason Jar by


The third side view.  I took the pictures from a bunch of old American Legion and other history related magazines that Hubby subscribes to.


DIY Hero Mod Podge Mason Jar by


And finally the last side view.  I positioned the ribbon to just the right spot so it wouldn’t hide any of the pictures.


DIY Hero Mod Podge Mason Jar by


It’s a Mason Jar, so it can be filled with anything – flowers, utensils, straws, or even better – flags.


DIY Hero Mod Podge Mason Jar by


I’m so excited to use this DIY Hero Mason Jar as one of the centerpieces for our party.


DIY Hero Mod Podge Mason Jar by


Learn more about the USO, and how you can lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families.




Don’t forget – the Patriot’s Palooza online linky party starts on Sunday, May 18th and runs through Memorial Day.  Can’t wait to see your patriotic inspirations!


Love, hugs, and saluting our heroes.




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  1. Leslie

    I love this! I think I’ll be doing something like this for July 4th. I’ll put a couple up in a few stores I know would let me & collect money for the foundation.

    1. Holly

      Hi Leslie – What a wonderful idea – thanks for supporting our troops! Hugs, Holly

  2. Brandi Hegerty

    I can’t think of a better way to honor the veteran in your life! Super DIY gift, and I am so glad that I found it. Pinned it! :-)

    1. Holly

      Hi Brandi – Thank you for visiting and for pinning! Hugs, Holly

  3. Toye Piccirilli

    What a great way to honor a Hero. I might do this in the near future for some heros I know.

    1. Holly

      Hi Toye – It was a lot of fun to make. Thanks so much for visiting. Hugs, Holly

  4. Susan

    Holly, Ms. Mod Podge girl! Your patriotic jar turned out great! It would work well to hold flowers on a loved one’s grave for Memorial Day, too.

    1. Holly

      Hi Susan – You have me totally addicted to Mod Podge! And I can finally spell it correctly too LOL! What a perfect idea for this project, thank you for sharing. Hugs, Holly

  5. Jenna

    This is awesome Holly! What a terrific idea! Just brilliant!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jenna – Wow, thank you for your very kind compliment. I look forward to displaying it proudly at our Patriot’s Palooza party. Hugs, Holly

  6. Cynthia L

    I love this jar. I can see it begin something that would be displayed on a regular basis. I am thinking I will make one using copies of photos of my dad and grandfather from their military days. Thanks for a great idea!

    1. Holly

      Hi Cynthia – What a great idea to honor those you love! Hugs, Holly

  7. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    What a great idea for Memorial Day. Such a beautiful craft to honor our heroes. Thanks for sharing this with Hump Day Happenings.

    1. Holly

      Hi Jenna – Thanks so much and thank you for hosting. Hugs, Holly

  8. Kelly

    I LOVE this!!! I also love patriotic crafts (mine are crochet, plastic canvas and wreaths) and an Army wife, so I am so happy to come across this. Beautiful work!

    1. Holly

      Hi Kelly – It can be customized in any way to honor your Hubby or anyone else. Be sure to stop by our Patriot’s Palooza party going on this week to honor our Military heroes for Memorial Day. Hugs, Holly

  9. Betty819

    This should go impressive is this! Thanks for making it and honoring our veterans..It is so beautiful and so moving just looking at the pictures you chose.

    1. Holly

      Hi Betty – Oh you are too kind, thank you so much. I had a lot more pictures, and it was hard to choose which ones to use. Hugs, Holly

  10. Raquel

    Loving this idea to honor our heroes! Pinning IFound you on the SITS link up.

    1. Holly

      Hi Raquel – Thanks for visiting and for pinning! Hugs, Holly

  11. Alycia Nichols

    This is so neat, Holly. I’m not a craft-oriented person so far as being able to make stuff, but I surely admire those who can! This would be wonderful for a Welcome Home party or perhaps to send in a Care package to a person in the military. No doubt it would be fantastic as favors for a patriotic-themed celebration!!!

    Thanks to you and your cohorts for hosting this party! It’s wonderful for our men & women in the military and their families to be thought of and supported in every way possible!

    1. Holly

      Hi Alycia – I’m not blessed with the crafty gene, but cutting out pictures from a magazine and using a little Mod Podge I can certainly handle. Hope to see you this week at the Patriot’s Palooza party! Hugs, Holly

  12. Pauline Molinari

    I love this! Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of the Monday Funday Link Party!

    1. Holly

      Hi Pauline – Thanks so much! Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly

  13. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh I love this idea, such a perfect project for the 4th. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me

    1. Holly

      Hi Marty – Thank you for your kind words and for hosting. Hugs, Holly

  14. Michele

    Wonderful! Pinned and shared. Happy Memorial Day!

    1. Holly

      Hi Michele – Thank you for stopping by and thank you for sharing! Hugs, Holly

  15. Kristina and Millie

    What a great way to honor our heros! A nice little craft. Thanks for sharing it with us on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. Holly

      Hi K&M – It was a very special craft to make this year. Hugs, Holly

  16. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

    I love this project. So inspiring. Thanks for linking up to BOTW party. This post was the most viewed link. Hope to see you at the party again. Thanks, Nichi

    1. Holly

      Hi Nichi – Oh wow, quite the honor, thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

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