DIY: Cute Mason Jars

Hello lovelies!

Sorry I’ve been super MIA for the last month and a half. With finals and moving, it was hard to keep up with the blog. But, now everything is settled down and without further ado, here’s how to make cute mason jars.

Mason jars are awesome! You can use them for so many things, such as using them as a cup, a vase, or just a cute piece of decor. But, clear jars aren’t as fun as jars that you decorated yourself. It’s pretty simple and you can get as creative as you want with mason jars. I prefer the simple look, but you can decorate it however you please.

What you’ll need:

paint

  • Mason Jar. I bought mine from Michael’s for only $2.
  • Paint. I bought Lilac Mist from the brand Apple Barrel from Walmart for only $0.50! I usually buy acrylic paint for the jars.
  • Applicator. I used a foam applicator from Michael’s. I bought a set of 4 for $3. You can use a regular brush, I just like the foam.
  • Tray for paint. You need something to pour some paint into. I just used a paper plate. Anything will work.
  • Access to an oven.

Optional: Cord/Twine. I bought mine at Michael’s for $5.

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Now, just start painting the jar. I hold the jar upside down with one hand inside and paint it that way first, (see the image below). Paint the bottom too, and then let it dry while sitting on the top.

Paining Jar

After that’s dry, add a second coat and do the same thing. When that dries, turn the jar right-side up and paint a third coat, while also paining the lid area.

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When that’s dry, place it in the oven. The oven smooths everything out and gives the jar a more finished look. I kept it in the oven while it was preheating, which only took 10 minutes. I also placed my jar in an aluminum tray, so it wouldn’t be difficult to get out.

Mason Jar in Oven

Be careful when you take it out and let it cool down. After that, you have a cute mason jar, the color you want! Another option is using twine to add a little detail.

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Enjoy your mason jars! Let me know if you liked it!

Thanks for reading!

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