Mason Jar Monday

March 17, 2014

Yes I know everyone loves mason jars... They are all over Pinterest therefor everyone has a mason jar craft project... This is one I have done before but love the outcome so much that I do them for gifts for housewarming, teacher gifts, Easter crafts, etc... I even have them in the kids bathrooms for toothbrush holders and on my vanity as makeup brush holders.

You start with a mason jar of any size... I try to buy these in a flat at Joanns with a 40% off coupon and since they take competitor's coupons, I usually have a 20% total purchase coupon as well. They end up being much cheaper than anywhere else I have found them.

For this project I used the 16 oz size.



First I spray the jar with a coat of black chalkboard spray (I used Valspar from Lowes). This dries pretty quickly so then I hit it with one more coat. 


(I also took this time to spray paint pinto beans in matching colors for my apothecary jars)


After letting both coats dry completely, use whatever color you have chosen to go over the black. In this case I have used Valspar 85089 Tropical Oasis and Kylon Hot Pink. I wanted some nice Spring-ish colors. Do this twice to make sure it's all even and covers the black. 

I let this dry over night to make sure that all 4 coats are completely dry. 

Take your nice dry yet tacky feeling jars and now you are going to scrape the raised parts of the jar... like the word "Ball" or "Mason", anything that sticks up above the glass jar. This gives it a more vintage feeling and it's the reason you first painted your jar with black chalkboard paint. 

After you are happy with the way your jar looks, give it a nice coat of clear satin spray. I used Valspar (again because it's cheap at Lowes) clear satin. I like the satin because I think it looks better than the glossy. Your choice. 

Once it's all dry, I like to tie a bow of twine for that finished touch! 

and this is your finished project! 

These are super cute for flowers, pencils, makeup brushes or anything else you want to put in them. I also did beginning of the year teacher gifts with these in yellow. You can see the finished product here.



Here are some more super cute mason jar ideas via pinterest. 














So anyway, that's all I've got for you today!!! Enjoy your Monday & keep caffeinated!!! 




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24 comments:

  1. I'm OBSESSED with mason jars and am even drinking water out of one right now :) I'll have to give this project a shot. I have to find a good place to spray paint though since I live in an apartment.

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    1. I am too!!!! We drink from them too!!! I seriously buy flats of them!!!! #obsessed

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  2. You can do so much with mason jars it's crazy!!
    I love the painted ones, and the idea to keep it as a change collector. c:

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. i totally want to do the change collection one for my laundry room next =)

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  3. So cute! I love the vintage feel of them with the black showing through.

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    1. right?!?!?! i did a white one for a friend who's house is decorated with red blue and white and it may have been my favorite of all... super vintage looking.

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  4. You read my mind! I have 12 mason jars at home that I was planning to make something crafty with for Easter or for around the house. I had it on my list to look up crafty mason jar ideas this week. These are some great ideas!

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    1. there are so many fun colors out right now too!!! i want to go back and buy a spring green =)

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  5. I love Mason jars, but have yet to do a project with them. Thanks for the ideas!! :)

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  6. I absolutely love pinterest and all it's great ideas that it provides. Your mason jars turned out super cute!

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    1. Thank you!!! I seriously get almost all of my weekly recipes from Pinterest!!!!

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  7. OMG I love Mason Jars. I gave Christmas presents in them and still have 4 leftover that I'm been using as drinking glasses just because they are so gosh darn cute. I like this idea though! The glassware might be leaving the pantry soon!

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    1. I have the large and small ones for drinking and then buy the extra flats for projects =0) I'm obsessed!!!

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  8. Love...but you know how much I love mason jars and painted mason jars. xoxo

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    1. I keep envisioning that pale green one you did!!! I need to buy that color!

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  9. What wunderful ideas! Our mom really likes da ones wif da tealights in dem, so easy even HER could do it!
    Happy St. Paddy's Day momma Kellee!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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    1. aren't the tealight ones beautiful?
      Hope you guys enjoyed Max's birthday!

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  10. I have a few mason jars that I've been trying to figure out what I should do with, thank you for the ideas!!

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    1. oh good!!! =) let me know how they turn out.

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  11. I absolutely love mason jars. I've been meaning to paint some!

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    1. yay!!!! you can never have enough mason jars

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