This past weekend I decided to do some crafting. I’ve always like the look of mason jars. Initially, my idea was to paint mason jars to grow herbs in. I wanted a bit of style in my planters! Well once I started painting the mason jars I thought it was fun to “try some stuff out.” What I ended up doing is creating a few things for C, my craft room, and a great place to put my make-up brushes. I still fully intend to get some mason jars done for herbs but I don’t see nice weather coming anytime soon. However it looks like we are having a heat wave with temps in the 30’s tomorrow! Here is what I did to create my masterpieces!
1. I started with the basic supplies which included the jars (I bought a bulk case), paint (I bought outdoor acrylic) and brushes. I used sponge brushes that I had on hand.
2. I started with painting my first coat on the jar and painted a few different jars. This is what they looked like after one coat.
3. While putting on the second coat I realized I had some glitter. For some reason I seem to be quite attracted to all things glittery lately so after the second coat of paint I added some glitter to a couple of my jars. I just slowly poured it on and rotated the jar. I would recommend not doing the bottoms as I did. I was trialing on the bottoms but it is more of a hassle than anything. Glitter is optional of course!
4. Once I had my finished jars I had to take it to the next step. I made a few jars for my use and a few jars to use for C and the playroom we are putting together! For C, I made a mason jar bank and for a pop of color in the playroom I plan to use the mason jars to store some markers, crayons, etc. Here is a quick tutorial on how these can be done quickly and easy!