Monday, March 10, 2014

PAINTED MASON JAR DIY:

I've done a couple posts like this before, but just recently I did a new DIY with mason jars. I always have a bunch of different sizes and styles of mason jars laying around, from all the canning my family does.

I saw on ETSY these painted and distressed mason jars and thought, why pay money for something I can make myself?



These are SUPER easy to make, they just take a little time and effort. These are just a few of the different ones I painted and decorated.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
  • Mason Jars
  • Sand paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes 
  • Personal Preference Decor Items



MASON JAR VASE:

  1. Make sure your mason jar is CLEAN and then using the sand paper scratch up the glass a little bit, so the paint will stick better.
  2. Choose your paint color.
  3. Paint 1 thin coat of paint all over the jar, let dry
  4. Paint 2nd coat, let dry. (repeat until desired opacity) 
  5. After completely dry, if you want a "distressed" look use sand paper to scratch off some of the paint. 
  6. I added twine around the top of the jar, just using a glue gun. 
  7. Add your flowers:) (real or fake) 


GOLD STACKING MASON JARS:

  1. Make sure your mason jar is CLEAN and then using the sand paper scratch up the glass a little bit, so the paint will stick better.
  2. Choose your paint color.
  3. Paint 1 thin coat of paint all over the jar, let dry
  4. Paint 2nd coat, let dry. (repeat until desired opacity)
  5. STACK!

MAKEUP BRUSH CANDLE JAR HOLDER:

  1. Make sure your mason jar is CLEAN and then using the sand paper scratch up the glass a little bit, so the paint will stick better.
  2. Choose your paint color. I used silver, with sparkle paint over the top.
  3. Paint 1 thin coat of paint all over the jar, let dry
  4. Paint 2nd coat, let dry. (repeat until desired opacity)
  5. Add decor, I used dried star fish I got from "REAL DEALS ON HOME DECOR" in a pack of like 8?
Hope you try some of these out!


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xoxo, Michelle