My house is somewhat modern, new appliances, pretty flooring, all of that good stuff that comes with moving into a new home. The ironic part is that while I basically want everything to BE new, I want it to LOOK old. Bring on the “Cottage Beach Chic” era of my life because I could decorate everything in khaki, cream, and chalk paint for days.
Not that this is new, you may remember my chalk paint mirror attempt a bit back a bit (if not here you go- 30 Min Chalk Paint Mirror). Since then I’m like hmmm, what else can I slather paint on and make look like it just fell out of the best farmhouse in America.
Well, duh, MASON JARS.
Now, this blog has had quite a few mason jar crafts. Just to give you a sum up if you haven’t been here before, here just a few things I have done with mason jars.
- Snow Globe Lids DIY (For mason jars)
- Fairy Jars
- DIY Spice Jars
- Constellation Jars
- Calming Jars
- Big Dipper Jar
- Element Jars
- Galaxy Jar
- Nebula Jar
- Dog Treat Jar
- Lavender Scrub Jars
- Treat and Leash Holder
And now to add to it, one more totally fun project!
Painted Mason Jars
Painting mason jars is just too much fun. Its so easy that your children can get involved and you can create a custom look for any room in the house. Mason jars can be used to hold way more than just flowers. Add an earring jar, toothpick, hairbrush, cotton balls, nail files, q tips, you can mason jar for days! So break out the paint and the modge podge, here we go.
- Mason Jars in various sizes – it’s good to decide what you are going to put in them before you buy.
- Acrylic paint
- Sand paper
- Modge podge
- Paint brushes
- Wash and dry mason jars
- Paint the outside of the jar with acrylic paint, let dry for 12 hours and repeat one more time to get a good coat.
- Using fine grit sandpaper, scrub the paint of the jar gently to give a distressed look
- Apply one coat of modge podge, let dry for 12 hours