Saturday, August 11, 2012

DIY Painted Mason Jars

I CANNOT get over how pretty these jars are! I saw this wonderful idea multiple times on Pinterest and I've finally decided to try it myself. I am SO happy I did! It's so easy to do yourself and they make a great vase for flowers (although you can't put water in the jar or it will wash the acrylic off, but you can try to fit a cup of water in the jar if necessary, and place the flowers in).

You can buy Mason Jars literally anywhere (Michaels, Joann's, Wal-Mart, Dollar Store,) But I got mine at Christmas Tree shops, they're only $.99 there!

I bought these mini bottles at Wal-Mart for $.57 each!! They had so many cute colors, 
I wanted every color! But I just settled for 3. And a larger mason jar 
only uses about 3/4 or less of these mini bottles.

Start by squirting a good amount directly into the jar, about 1/2 inch high. 

Rotate the jar slowly so that the paint covers it entirely.

Place the jar upside down so that the paint covers the top of the jar 
and all of the excess paint will come out onto your plate.

Every 5-10 minutes or so, lift the jar and move it, like I did above. I used a Q-Tip and dipped it in water to clean off the tip top of the jars. When all of the excess paint is poured out, 
flip the jar back up and allow it dry for several hours.


  1. i was wondering - do you think the paint would hold if you used these jars to make candles (pour wax in them for candles i mean)?

  2. no, not if you were planning on lighting the candles. i would suggest spraypainting the outside if you wanted to put wax in them. :)

  3. What if I wanted to put soap in them, painted this way?


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