Sunday, March 24, 2013

DIY Painted Mason Jars!

Who loves mason jars? I do! And who loves a super inexpensive mason jar craft? Me! I have had these jars just sitting around over the past 6 months or so. I got a few from a friend who brought me homemade juice and my mom who brought me homemade jams and berries last fall. I had all sorts of ideas of what to do with them. I honestly should have a Pinterest board solely dedicated to mason jars(wait, that's a good idea! ha!). So many great ways to use them, and I am just getting started!

This project cost me a whopping total of $12. Had the jars, as many of us do, but I went on the suggestion of the original Pin and used Martha Stewart craft paint instead of paint I already had on hand.  If you already have paint, then this is getting cheaper for you by the minute! I got the Martha Stewart paint at Michael's in 5 colors, all satin finish: Cloud, Beach Glass, Wild Salmon, Ballet Slipper, and Couscous. They were $1.99 each and I also bought a fresh new sponge brush(.99). That is it! Four items total... Jars, paint, paint brush, and sandpaper or block.

The original Pin:

Jennifer's blog is one of the wonderful sites I have stumbled across through Pinterest. Its so fun and creative, and I highly recommend you visit! You can also find her link on my page "Blogs I Love." I am still going through some of her projects that I really want to try. I know, I know, I am a total blog stalker. You don't have to tell me. Ha! But really, visit her blog!

Here's the super duper easy how to!

1) Clean off the jars and make sure they are dry.
2) With the sponge brush, paint the jar. (Repeat this for about 3 coats. Wait 20-30 min in between coats.)
3) Using sandpaper or a sanding block, distress the words and areas that would seem to get naturally scuffed.
4) Enjoy the satisfaction that it was that easy. Ha!

This can be done in one afternoon.You could seal them with a top coat if you wanted to, but I didn't. These aren't items that will be touched or moved a lot. Now where to put them?

Stay tuned! Next week is another fun furniture redo that I am excited about! Happy Pinning!


  1. Sonja Ree, no, I would not recommend washing them in the dishwasher unless you use a top coat of some sort that seals the paint on. These jars are really just for decorative purposes. Thanks for stopping by!