Mason Jar Valentines with Duck Tape DecorationsValentine’s Day is just around the corner, but there’s no need to stress on what to give anyone. All you need are some empty Mason jars, Duct Tape, and your Valentines’ favorite tasty treats or toys. These Valentine Mason Jars are decorated with Duct Tape and can be filled with anything from balls of bubblegum for your teenage Valentine to brand new crayons for your smallest Valentine. I’m sure you can even find some special chocolates to fill them with for your adult Valentine!

Mason Jar Valentines with Duck Tape DecorationsSupplies:
Mason Jars with smooth sides
Duct Tape

I love these smooth-sided Mason jars from Old Time Pottery! Coming it at just over a $1 a piece they are super affordable and great for decorating. And I also love the chalkboard lids.

The Duct Tape is a 4-pack of smaller rolls, and these colors are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Mason Jar Valentines with Duck Tape Decorations
A Mason jar always looks prettier with a bow! We can make one out of Duct tape in just a handful of steps.

1. Wrap the center of the Mason jar with Duct Tape. To make the ruffles for the bow, 1) Take a 2″ strip of Duct Tape and cover the back with a 1″ strip of tape, back sides together and slightly off center. 2) Fold over, leaving some of the sticky back exposed. The smaller piece of tape on the larger will help keep the ruffle open instead of sticking together.

2. Make 6 ruffles total, 3 for each side of the bow. Place on the tape wrapped around the jar, overlapping slightly.

3. Create the ends of the bows by cutting two 6″ strips. Fold each strip over on itself, sticky sides together, leaving ~1/2″ of the sticky side exposed.

4. Trim the ends to an inverted V. Fold the sticky end sideways on itself to create a bubble. Place between the ruffles.

5. To create the center of the bow, cut a 4″ strip of tape and fold it over on itself, sticky sides together, leaving ~1/4″ of sticky side exposed. Roll into a cylinder. Place some rolled tape, sticky side out, on the back.

6. Attach center to bow.

Mason Jar Valentines with Duck Tape Decorations
This decorated Mason jar is much simpler to make. Simply wrap the jar with a strip of tape. Fold a long string of tape over on itself, sticky sides together, and cut out some hearts on it. The tape is much easier to cut with the sticky sides together. Attach hearts to the tape on the jar by rolling pieces of Duct Tape sticky side out to back of hearts.

Mason Jar Valentines with Duck Tape Decorations
Fill the jars. My husband is going to love the trail mix jar!

Cure the chalkboard lids by rubbing all over with chalk then wipe off. Write your sentiment.

Mason Jar Valentines with Duck Tape DecorationsI can see a lot more Duct Tape bows in my future. And how fun is that trendy buffalo check pattern?

Have fun creating as many of these as you need for all of your Valentines!

Written by The Scrap Shoppe
Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.


  1. creativejewishmom/sara February 7, 2016 at 10:25 AM Reply

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, love that bow too.

  2. Oh My Heartsie Girl February 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM Reply

    These are great ideas, I dont think I have seen jars decorated with Duct tape. GOing on my huge Mason Jar board!!
    Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week.

    Pinned, Tweeted and shared to FB

    Hope that you will join us every week!!

    Have a great week!
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

  3. michellejames42 February 14, 2016 at 9:30 PM Reply

    I love this! That is the cutest duct tape ever! Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty

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