New Moon Dream Jars

I wrote this original post for the Crafter’s Workshop Design Team.

Since the New Moon is tomorrow I decided to show you how to create your very own New Moon Dream Jars. This is a great project for adults and children.

I’ll take a moment to explain a little about the new moon and how dream jars work:


The New Moon is a
special time when an energetic doorway opens for manifesting your dreams and making
them real. It’s a time of fresh starts and new beginnings, a time for setting
intentions and focusing on the things you want to develop, cultivate,
or increase in your life. The idea is to use the energy of the New
Moon to plant dream seeds or put wishes into motion and watch them bloom throughout
the rest of the moon cycle.

Here is what you will need to create your very own

Supplies Needed:

  • Mason Jar-wide mouth
  • Paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Palette knife
  • Whipped Spackle
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • paper
  • Paint pens (optional)
  • Mod Podge
  • Stencils; here I used the flower portion of TCW 523S Be In Love and word association TCW 527 S

You can make these with your children, it’s a fun way to spend some quality creative time as a family. As my children and I decorated our jars, we talked about our dreams and setting our intentions, the importance of having dreams and expressing them. How each dream is like a tiny seed, the more we love and nurture each one, the better chance they have to grow and flourish! The New Moon gives us a chance to become more introspective and introverted. In this moon phase our physical energy can be low so it’s a good time to rest and rejuvenate. This is the perfect time to envision, set intentions and nurture our creative side.

Step 1: Choose your paint color and start painting the bottom of jar.


Step 2: Painting the jar

I used blue paint for the bottom and sliver for the rest of the jar. I found using a rounded foam brush works best. You can also get some great texture using the foam brush.

Painting-jar-layer-1Layering paint on jar.

Painted-Jar-layering-colors.Close up of painted jar.


Step 3: Paint the lid

While your jar dries, you can paint the lid using layers and contrasting colors on the outside rim.


Step 4: Add a stencil design to the lid

Here I used the flower portion of TCW 523S Be in Love.


Remove stencil and let the lid dry.

Then, use a paint pen to add a bit more detail. I also used Washi tape as decoration on the outer rim of the jar.

adding-detail-with-paint-pen-to-lidWashi tape on lid


Step 5: Incorporating words

Place your stencil over paper, use a palette knife to spread whipped spackle over the stencil, remove stencil before the spackle dries to create a raised texture. Here I used the word association TCW 527 S stencil.


I really love how the spackle looks here!


Step 6: After the spackle is dry, cut out each word.


Step 7 (optional): Adding glitter paint over each word.


Step 8: Add words and images to your jar.

Here you can cut out additional images and words to add to your jar. I used Mod Podge to affix them.

Here is the top view of painted jar lid.


Side view:


Back view:


Step 9 : Writing your intentions, dreams and visions.

Write down your dreams, intentions and visions on little slips of paper and drop them into your Dream Jar on each New Moon!


I hope you enjoy this simple and fun New Moon project!