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.

Step 1: Supplies


Mason Jar (pint size)
carving leather

2 sets of rivets

cat gut thread and heavy needle

leather hole punch (or heavy needle)


Cutting mat, rotary cutter/hobby knife, ruler

<p>My handle seems very unstable; the leather is somewhat wobbly and hard to keep the glass steady with. Did anyone else have this issue or a work-around to fix?</p><p>Thanks.</p>
With cozy covers, the goal is to make a handle that you can slip your fingers into and actually hold the jar with your hand. The handles are generally/traditionally not intended to be held like you would a ceramic mug. So you can make it whatever size works for slipping your fngers into. I like a loop small enough for just my top 2 fingers.
<p>Sorry it didn't work out the same for you. If your leather was not thick or rigid enough to start with, it would be hard for it to hold it's shape. I don't know how to work around it now that it's done though...</p>
That's okay! I bought cheap leather, but kuyote's advice seemed to do the trick
<p>You might be able to soak the handle and let it dry. This sometimes will take away some of the oils, and when the leather dries, it's harder.</p>
I did that twice and it seemed to work! Thank you! I bought the most inexpensive leather I could find, that probably caused it...
Voted! I love the idea of it!
<p>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 :)</p>
<p>nice job, looks nice,..just wondering though wouldn't it get messed up from the condensation?</p>
<p>Oh.. this is so cool :). What a genius Idea.</p>
<p>Thanks, means a lot coming from you! :)</p>
<p>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 :)</p>
<p>Thank you! Yes, mason jars and leather are all the rage...so the combo was a natural! :) and I too have small hands! </p>
<p>This is fantastic. Wonderfully documented! I will be making a set of these this weekend. Voted.</p>
<p>Awesome, thank you! :)</p>
<p>Very cute! I like how you made the stitching so decorative :)</p>
<p>Thanks! It was super easy to make, and a great guy gift! </p>
<p>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 :-)</p>
<p>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! :)</p>
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<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>Awesome :) Looking great !</p>
<p>Thanks! :)</p>
I would put a leather strap or cover on the bottom to prevent the jar from slipping over time.
<p>Yes you could! So far, I've had no problems. :)</p>
<p>I love this. Thanks for sharing.</p><p>sunshiine </p>
<p>Thank you Sunshiine! :)</p>
<p>Love it</p>
<p>Thanks! :)</p>
<p>Nice job miss! I love how you stitched the sides up! :) </p>
<p>Thanks Holly! :) I love all your leatherwork projects, I was totally inspired! </p>
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