mason jar love

Recently, I have had quite the crafting itch. First, it was getting interested in buying all kinds of stamps and ink to make greeting cards and stamping wrapping paper and gift bags. Then, I was looking around the house and felt the need to pack up all of my spring mason jar projects so I could start to update a little. I decided that painting the jars would be a fun project. So that’s what I did. First up was ombré jars for our bedroom. So I went to the craft store and spent under $10 for all of my supplies. Since I already had mason jars at home, it was just some acrylic paint and clear satin spray paint. Then, I got to painting. Since I was doing ombré jars, I mixed my paint in 4 separate dishes, adding a little more white paint each time. Then I painted 2 coats of the paint on the outside of each jar. I let them dry for 24 hours, which is the hardest and most important part. Since I was going to distress them, if you sand them too soon they will gum up and the paint will come off in huge chunks. I used a sandpaper block and a nail file to sand them the next day. Then I sprayed 2 coats of clear spray paint on them. They look awesome!

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I put these papery flowers I got from work in them, but you can also put real flowers in the jars too since there isn’t paint on the inside of the jar. I just don’t recommend putting them in the dishwasher.

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Since this project, I have done 2 other projects with mason jars and paint and 1 project with mason jars and a little bit of glue. This project was done about 2.5 weeks ago. Told you I had an itch. Stay tuned 🙂

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