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Leather Mason Jar Mug Coozie!

Turn a pint sized jar into a rustic looking mug with a simple leather jacket!
Great gift for fathers and other guys! Great life hack for handleless jars!

Perfect for a Summer barbecue on the patio!

This doesn't take much leather-working skills or NEED specialized tools.

In my experience, specialized tools make a job easier...but are not always necessary.

 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Supplies:

Mason Jar (pint size)
carving leather

2 sets of rivets

cat gut thread and heavy needle

leather hole punch (or heavy needle)

hammer

Cutting mat, rotary cutter/hobby knife, ruler

Step 2: Measure and cut!

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To start I measured my pint jar.
It's 10 1/4" around and 3 inches tall for a good coozie.

I used my rotary cutter, my guide and mat...
an x-acto or hobby knife/ruler would work too.

Cut one piece that measures 3 inches tall and 10 1/4 inches wide.

Cut a skinny strip that is 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch wide and 6 inches tall too!

Step 3: Punching

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Then I used a leather hole punch and punched 6 holes down each 3 inch side.
If you don't have a punch, you can pierce the leather with a heavy needle.

Step 4: Mugging

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To make the mug handle:

The skinny strip is going to rivet onto the wide leather.
First one with the leather wrong side out...

And then flipped over and riveted right side out at the bottom.

It makes a half heart shape.

Punch holes and press the riveting studs through the backside of the leather.

Press the skinny strip on top

And set the rivet cap on top.

Now, use a sturdy surface and hammer the cap on the stud.

Loop over the strip and press it onto the other stud.

Cap it and hammer it in place.

Perfect mug handle!
Now is a great time to tool and carve the leather if you want to.

I left it as a blank pattern...but want to add some pizazz to the next one!

fluffy526011 month ago
Voted! I love the idea of it!
eruger2 months ago

Love it! Also like what you said about not needing specialized tools. Was a time when a person would think nothing of making the whole thing (minus the jar) with no tools but a single flake of stone :)

sonicase2 months ago

nice job, looks nice,..just wondering though wouldn't it get messed up from the condensation?

Oh.. this is so cool :). What a genius Idea.

doodlecraft (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya2 months ago

Thanks, means a lot coming from you! :)

Great idea! Mason jars are so in right now to use as drinking glasses, but they are way to big for my small hands to hold comfortably. I should make one of these :)

Thank you! Yes, mason jars and leather are all the rage...so the combo was a natural! :) and I too have small hands!

Yoshinok3 months ago

This is fantastic. Wonderfully documented! I will be making a set of these this weekend. Voted.

doodlecraft (author)  Yoshinok2 months ago

Awesome, thank you! :)

Very cute! I like how you made the stitching so decorative :)

doodlecraft (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 months ago

Thanks! It was super easy to make, and a great guy gift!

acoens3 months ago

This looks like a terrific leather starter project! I've wanted to try working with it but it seemed a bit daunting. Thanks for posting :-)

doodlecraft (author)  acoens2 months ago

Thank you! I felt the same about leather projects...but my husband had all the stuff, so I busted it out and tried something simple to start! I'm ready to do more! :)

htank23 months ago

I love it!

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doodlecraft (author)  htank22 months ago

Thank you!

Passion Make3 months ago

Awesome :) Looking great !

doodlecraft (author)  Passion Make2 months ago

Thanks! :)

laffinm3 months ago
I would put a leather strap or cover on the bottom to prevent the jar from slipping over time.
doodlecraft (author)  laffinm2 months ago

Yes you could! So far, I've had no problems. :)

sunshiine3 months ago

I love this. Thanks for sharing.

sunshiine

doodlecraft (author)  sunshiine2 months ago

Thank you Sunshiine! :)

witkowski83 months ago

Love it

doodlecraft (author)  witkowski82 months ago

Thanks! :)

HollyMann2 months ago

Nice job miss! I love how you stitched the sides up! :)

doodlecraft (author)  HollyMann2 months ago

Thanks Holly! :) I love all your leatherwork projects, I was totally inspired!

htank23 months ago

I love it!

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htank23 months ago

I love it!

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htank23 months ago

I love it!

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