How to Make Miniature Jars from Polymer Clay

How to Make Miniature Jars From Polymer Clay | Dainty & Sweet

These miniature jars are so easy to make! I love the cluttered look they can add to miniature kitchens or scenes, and they really couldn’t be easier.

Click here for tutorials on other miniature food items you can make.

What You Need to Make Miniature Jars from Polymer Clay:


  • Polymer clay in the color of your jar (I wanted to make a little jar of jam, so I mixed red with blue for a raspberry color)
  • Sculpey Gloss Glaze
  • Paint brush
  • Brass paper brad for the lid (or another color of polymer clay if you want to do a lid like the peanut butter above)
  • Paper, pen, and glue to attach a label if desired.
How to Make Miniature Jars From Polymer Clay | Dainty & Sweet

How to Make Miniature Jars from Polymer Clay:

  1. Roll the clay into the shape of your jar (I went with a round jar, but you may also want to do a more classic cylinder for peanut butter or a Mason jar).
  2. If you’re using a brad for the lid of the jar, fold the ends of the brad up to make the prongs as long as you want the jar to be tall.

    How to Make Miniature Jars From Polymer Clay | Dainty & Sweet

  3. Carefully insert the brad into the top of the jar.

    How to Make Miniature Jars From Polymer Clay | Dainty & Sweet

  4. Bake according to directions. (I threw mine into the oven for 15 mins at 275 degrees).
  5. Glaze and enjoy! If you want, glue a label on, but you can see from below that it’s not necessary.
How to Make Miniature Jars From Polymer Clay | Dainty & Sweet
Happy crafting!