Easy DIY Painted Mason Jars in just 5 steps!
I love mason jars in any color, shape or size. I love finding things to put in them and the possibilities are endless! In the past several weeks I have been going around the house collecting all my mason jars and changing up their look a bit! In just 5 easy steps I am taking a regular glass mason jar and jazzing it up with a bit of paint!
I got a little fancy and tried several different ways to paint the jars to change it up a bit! Here you will find my secretsto giving a mason jar a distressed look, step by step how its done, and a list of ways that I use my mason jars!
It’s time to roll up your sleeves, get your supplies ready, and let’s paint some mason jars!
I use a variety of both acrylic and chalkboard paint. They both adhere to the glass very nicely. I like using acrylic paint because there are so many color choices. The chalkboard paint is fun because it gives the mason jar a nice distressed look. Two of my secrets for painting mason jars are found below!
Step One: Gather your Supplies.
Step Two: Place newspaper down on the surface where you will paint. Wipe down your mason jars if they are not new. Using a Q-tip spread a thin layer of vaseline over the areas that you will scrape off after you paint. This will allow for the areas to scrape easier to get the perfect distressed look. (This is secret #1)
Step Three: Using a paint brush paint one coat over mason jar. Allow to dry and repeat with a second coat. For a crackle look this second coat will be painted with Crackle, dry completely, and then add a third coat of paint. Allow to dry.
Step Five: Apply a layer of Mod Podge on. Don’t panic..it goes on white but dries clear! I love using Mod Podge because it seals the paint to the mason jar and it adds a great shine and finishing touch! (This is secret #2) For a matte look skip the Mod Podge, or apply a super thin layer.
Ways To Use Painted Mason Jars:
In the bathroom for q-tips, cotton balls, toothbrushes etc.
Mason Jar Gifts-cookies mix, hot chocolate mix, pancake mix
Hold Office Supplies like staples, paper clips & more
Hold coffee or tea bags