This past weekend I joined my sister and a few of our old girlfriends for a fun girls night! The one thing we said we must do together was some fun DIY crafts. We are constantly exchanging emails of fun, interesting crafts we see on other blogs and on the web. We chose this fun DIY painted mason jars craft as our girls day craft project and I have decided to share it with you!
Girls Day: DIY Painted Mason Jars Craft
Before we got started, we had to prepare the house for “all things crafts”! My sister had her husband go golfing for the day with his buddies and our friend Gina is allergic to dog hair so we found these great people to watch their little dog. This dog boarding website was extremely helpful in finding a dog sitter quickly and close by!
Now with everyone out of the house we were ready dive in. We began with these DIY painted mason jars. My plan was to make these mason jars for my daughter’s bedroom and display them with fake flowers. To get started this is what you will need –
DIY Painted Mason Jars Supplies (Affiliate Links):
- Mason Jars
- Glass Acrylic Paint in variety of colors
- Foam paint brush
- Small grain glitter
- Decorative ribbon (optional)
- Painters tape (thin)
- Mod Podge
DIY Painted Mason Jars Craft Instructions:
To start, I taped off where I wanted the paint and where I wanted the glitter. Feel free to place the tape wherever you like. I chose to have about ⅓ of the jar in glitter. Once you are done tapping, begin to paint the top section! Have an extra regular hair paintbrush handy to smooth out some of the lines the foam brush may create. After the first coat on the outside of the jar, I painted part of the inside of the jar as well. This helped make the color coat look more opaque. By part of the jar I mean paint as far down to the tapeline you can see. This does not have to be perfect. After the glitter is applied you will have a more defined line to go off of.
After painting 2-3 coats on the outside I grabbed the Mod Podge! With the tape still in place I painted a hefty coat of Mod Podge all around the bottom and base of the jar. The fun part began! Put the glitter in a small bowl or Tupperware container. I grabbed a spoon and spooned some glitter and poured it over the Mod Podge. Be careful to not get it on the painted area because it may still be wet!!
Once you are done with the glitter take a peek at how it looks in direct light. You may want to touch up a few spots. You will notice the glitter line will come in handy here!
Then carefully rip the tape off. You will have a colorless section of the jar on the outside but a semi painted jar from the inside. I chose to continue the glitter up to the paint line on the outside. You can choose to Mod Podge some ribbon or continue to bring the paint down. I chose to use more glitter because my daughter, Sophia, LOVES glitter! I could Mod Podge everything and anything – it’s so easy!
I then let everything dry for a few hours! While that was drying, I painted 2 more of my glass jars. For this one I chose to 100% glitter it! This one is probably my favorite! I was inspired by this post I originally found on Etsy –
And here are the all the final products from our craft day with mason jars.
I hope you enjoy making your own DIY painted mason jars! Do you think you will try glitter mason jars too? It is really fun and they make great vases and decorations.
Guest post by Arianna who is a full-time mom and a fashion-lover, world traveler, animal lover, and family woman extraordinaire. She loves to cook and bake, travel to new places, share great fashion finds, and spend time doing crafts and projects at home with her kids. She’s got a crazy busy life, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Follow her blog at http://ariannaknowsbest.blogspot.com/ !