I am so excited to share with you how to make DIY doll sized mason jar ice tea! When American Girl first leaked pictures of Tenney Grant’s picnic set I fell in love with the ice tea drink. I knew immediately that it had the look of a mason jar. And honestly y’all who doesn’t love a little sweet tea!?! I had to find just the right little jar to recreate this look. When my friend Lisa W. posted a picture of a fabulous vintage scene with doll sized mason jars I knew right away I had to find these particular jars! Lisa W. went straight to work and helped me track the make and model of these jars. Today I will share where to buy these jars, how to create a holed lid for the straw, and how to fill with resin for the ice tea look. These doll sized mason jar ice teas are perfect for any southern lovin’ doll!
Here is a picture of the jar ice tea from American Girl. I really liked their version. However, coming from a family of canners and an avid canner myself, I think the lid would look better in a silver tone.
These are the mini bottles I found! They are made by ART-C . Each measures 2-1/4 inches tall and 1-1/4 inches wide. I purchased mine here: https://www.stuff4crafts.com/art-c-mini-glass-bottles-small-mason-2-pkg-minbot-23685.html . They might also be found at JoAnn Stores.
To create the holed lid you will need 3/16″ Eyelets, Eyelet punch, and Eyelet setter. I did use Fiskars eyelets pictured below. I purchased those at JoAnns. I pictured Fiskars Eyelet punch and setters below, but did not use those. I used my old ones from Making Memories….but I’m not sure those are available any longer.
Take lid off of bottle. Remove the foam paper lid liner and discard. Set on mat, and use your 3/16″ hole punch and punch a hole into the center of lid.
Turn lid over and place eyelet in opening. Hold in place and flip over. Lay flat on mat.
Use your eyelet setter and tap down so edges close in place. This is what eyelet with look when finished.
I gave the lid a quick coat of a matte silver spray paint.
Now for the tea! I used Easy Cast Resin that I purchased from Michaels with a 50% off coupon. I used Castin Craft Translucent Amber Resin pigment to get that tea color. I purchase all of my resin pigment from a website called Beadaholique; they offer free shipping over $25. The link to this resin is here: https://www.beadaholique.com/castin-craft-casting-epoxy-resin-transparent-amber-pigment-dye-1-oz.html .
I mixed 7.5 mls of resin with 7.5 mls of hardener. Stir slowly for at least 2 minutes and until completely mixed. Add drops of resin until you get your desired tea color. Cut a drink stirrer down to 3 inches and insert into resin fro the straw. I let the tea set for 2 hours and then I added a few clear square beads for ice cubes. Tip: the heavier and bigger the ice cube bead the longer you will need for the resin to “rest” before adding them or they will sink to the bottom. If I had used a much smaller bead I might have only waited an hour. If your beads sink and you don’t like the look….get out some tweezers and take them out of the resin…resin will resettle…wait a bit longer and attempt putting beads in again. After adding beads, immediately feed lid hole over straw and screw lid onto jar. Let resin completely harden. You can do this! It’s so fun to DIY!
I love how this little doll sized mason jar turned out! And…it fits perfectly in Tenney’s Hot Chicken to-go box. The box can be found here: http://brandyshappyhome.com/tenneys-paper-food-trays-and-to-go-box/
I have been looking everywhere for little mason jars…and then I find your blog! Thank you!!!I cannot wait to make this for my daughters!
HI, would you be willing to make the sweet tea mason jars and I can pay you? 🙂 Please pretty please 🙂
Brandy, thanks so much for your posts! I already purchased the mini mason jars, the clear cast and resin. I’m doing Tenney’s stage and Georgia’s Hot Chicken truck for the summer. And yes, DIY’s replicating AG stuff is so much fun.
Hi Jacqueline! You are very welcome! I can’t wait to see what you create!
I love this! Can you tell where you got the drink stirrers? Are they just straws? Thank you!
These are clear cocktail straws. I found them at Kroger.
Linda Burris says
Brandy, I live in Oklahoma, I’m 68 yrs old and I have never seen silver lids on Mason jars.
They are always gold colored here. Where are you at that they are silver colored?
I’ve hardly been able to wait for you to tell us how to do these. Thanks
I’ve always used the Ball brand. They are silver. Learn something new everyday! Lol. At least now you don’t have to paint the lids if you choose to use these mini bottles! 😀
I love these iced teas. I found the jars at JoAnn’s on clearance.
Excellent score! Grab then when you see them!
I think your set is actually better than the AG one!
This definitely put the A.G version to shame your amazing …love love love this can’t wait to try and make a few myself. The mason jar was actually my favorite piece in the A.G set I picked up the other day. My daughter can’t wait to convert her ice cream truck Thank you so much
You are very welcome Cynthia!
From a Doll's Perspective says
This is awesome!!
Thank you so much!
Lisa walker says
Brandy, I love, love, love this all! The iced tea in a jar, the chicken dinner and sides, all your careful and detailed instructions, the internet addresses of where to get supplimental items, and the credit you give to all who inspired you. This chicken truck is unique and the amount of work and research you did to make this a quality product is evidenced in how great and realistic it turned out. Kudos, girl!!! You ROCK!
Aww. You are the sweetest! Thank you so much Lisa!