I’m finally doing crafts again; I’ve missed it and I’m sure you missed seeing them on the blog. Sure has been a long time coming, but my Lupus sure has kept me at bay the last few months, but I won’t let that pull me down ( I Have Lupus, BUT Lupus doesn’t have me..), slowly week by week I pulled myself back up and this week I had enough energy to do one of those crafts that I had been pushing off for a long time.
We all seen those Mason jar crafts, they are beautifully painted and decorated and well most people sell them will charge you an arm and a leg. I recently went to a Antique resell store in our area and they had those painted Mason Jars and they asked $15 each!! I wasn’t gonna pay that much for one single jar when I had about 50 Jars sitting at home that could be painted. So while I was sitting on my couch, doing nothing, I decided that some of the leftover paint would have to do for this project and this past weekend I took all my strength and yup, painted them.
That was all there was to it; I used a sample paint from Lowes that I had bought months ago and that was the same color as some of my décor in the office, I grabbed a foam paint brush and put my first layer onto the glass. let it dry and painted a second and I think ( don’t count me on it, because my memory is well.. ahhmm non existent at all.. soo I can’t say it for sure)a third and even a fourth layer of paint; of course let each dry in-between. Living in Florida has it’s perks, things dry within minutes… LOL.. perfect for me, since any longer and I would have forgotten what I was doing…LOL.
This is what I used for my painted Mason Jars
1 Glass Mason Jar – size of your choice
Paint of your choice, house paint, acrylic, whatever you have around the house will work
2 foam brushes, the small size Michaels sells them for 10 for a buck all the time
Mod Podge to seal your paint
sandpaper if you like to distress it
This is how to make the Painted Mason Jars #DIY project
Paint your Glass jar with a few coats of your paint, I think I did 3-4 but you will see, doesn’t have to be perfect, gives it that old, scratched up look.
Once all your paint is dry, remember to let it dry between coats, then take your sandpaper, if desired, and distress the edges, the wording and anything else you like the paint look old and worn on. This was really simple and took 2 seconds to do (I remember that..lol)
Once you have the look of the painted jar, take the Mod Podge and put a nice thin layer all over the jar, it will seal the pain and you can now even hand wash or wipe the jar down with a wet rag if it needs cleaning, your paint will no longer peel off; making it kid friendly to touch as well!
That’s it!! Simple as 1-2-3 and you have your very own painted Mason Jar that you can customize to your on color scheme or likes; no use it as a vase, candle holder or even to hold your soap and many other ideas. Your friends will be begging you to make more for them. If I had the energy, I would make a few more myself, but for now I have to be happy with the two that I have, they sure robbed me of all my energy that day, but aren’t they beautiful? Sure glad I managed to get them done.
Now I’m sure you are super excited to get your very own started, I found a few more ideas from fellow bloggers that created wonderful art pieces, décor and centerpieces with Mason Jars, you don’t want to miss it, be sure to check out all the great ideas.
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