Draw A Jar –Step By Step

How to draw a jar in just six simple steps. 

You can learn the basic skills for drawing a jar just by breaking it down into basic shapes.

We have taken those basic shapes and split them into separate, easy-to-follow steps, so you can quickly become an expert at drawing jars.

final colored in line drawing of a mason jar

While there are many types of jars, we think a Mason Jar like this one is perfect for brushing up your drawing skills.

And it makes a great wall art Mother’s day gift. Just add some flowers to it.

For other easy drawings, check out our tutorials for drawing a cool shirt, a golden key, and a fun lightning bolt.

Now grab your short list of supplies to start your jar drawing.

Materials For How to Draw A Jar

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Optional Materials

  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers

How To Draw A Jar Step-By-Step Instructions

each step for how to draw a jar marked by the doted lines

Step 1. Draw The Sides And Bottom Of The Jar

dotted lines showing step for sides and bottom of jar

In this first easy step, draw two straight lines that run vertically. These will be the sides of the jar.

Now make a straight horizontal across the bottom of the jar and curve the ends upward where they connect to the sides.

Step 2. Add The Jar’s Lid

dotted lines marking the lid of the jar

The lid sits at the top of the jar and it is a rectangle shape. Draw it so it is centered between the sides, but not as wide as the sides.

Step 3. Connect The Sides To The Lid

curved in neck

First, draw two short lines that come down from the lid. They are set just inside the rectangle, not flush.

Then you will draw diagonal lines from the end of the short lines, to where they meet the sides.

Step 4. Clean up The Lines

light lines erased from sides of jar

For this easy step, just erase the unnecessary lines on the sides of the jar.

Step 5. Draw Threads For The Lid of The Jar

jars threads drawn by dotted lines

To make the lid threads on the neck of the bottle, draw very thin rectangles. Curve the short ends of the rectangles just slightly.

Step 6. Draw The Jar’s Reflections

glass jar rfelection marks drawn on sides

Glass jars have reflections in them. So to draw in the reflections, make one crescent shape at the bottom that starts more than half way past the center and extends up the jar at about the same height.

You’ll draw a similar shape on the top left side, but this is more of an oval and smaller.

Step 7. Optional- Add Final Details And Color In The Jar

Our jar in the reference image has greenish-blue glass. You can color yours the same, or use different colors

If you don’t wish to color the jar, you can just shade in the reflection areas with lighter greys, as well as color in the threads and the lid with darker greys.

You can also add a banner ribbon to your jar, here’s the drawing tutorial.

Don’t forget to Pin it for later!

Draw A Jar –Step By Step

A tutorial for how to draw a jar. Follow the simple steps to quickly put together a drawing of a cute Mason jar.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • paper
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • sharpener


  • Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.


  1. Draw The Sides And Bottom Of The Jar With Straight Lines Across And Down
  2. Add The Jar’s Lid By Drawing A Rectangle
  3. Connect The Sides To The Lid With Two Curves And Diagonal  Lines
  4. Erase The Leftover Lines From The Sides
  5. Draw Threads For The Lid of The Jar Which Are Thin Rectangles
  6. Draw The Jar’s Reflections As Two Crescent Shapes
  7. Optional- Add Final Details And Color In The Jar