Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Mason Jars

Here in North Carolina it is a rainy, gloomy day! So I decided to paint some spring inspired mason jars to brighten up our house! Not too sure what I am going to do with them yet, thank God for pinterest! 
To do this project I used some mason jars that I had already painted for a pinterest gone wrong project-hah! To get the paint to stick I first sand that mason jars with 120 grit sandpaper and then I always put a coat or two of primer on with a paintbrush. Since all of that was already done for me all I had to do was paint it the color I wanted it to be! Note: If you are going for the distressed look like I was make sure to first paint anything that you are going to distress the color that you want to show underneath. For example the four shown above I painted pink, white, turquoise, and white. After that I painted the main color on!  
Here are the materials I used for this project:
Call me crazy but after using the paintbrush for the primer coats, I use a paint sponge for the final color! Don't ask me how I figured that one out, but it works like a charm every time! It also works great to "antique" the mason jar lids!
To do that all I do is paint the mason jar lid a dark grey, then take the "sponge brush" with some metallic silver paint and you should be all set! 
Here is what it looks like after! 
Back to the main part of this project! Painting the mason jar! When you have finished painting your mason jar the final color and the final coat (some colors may need a lot of coats) take the fine grit sandpaper and go over the areas you want distressed! That's it! Super easy project!




Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Lots of homework for me!! Cannot wait to be done with school! Just found out that I will start taking state tests for my teaching degree starting in July!! Have a great Tuesday
xoxo
Alli

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12 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the colors you chose and you've included some good tips, too. Visiting from Idea Box. I'd love to have you share your spring jars on our Spring Craft Blog Hop.

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  2. This is adorable! I love painted mason jars and have been meaning to make some myself. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with Hump Day Happenings!

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  3. Very nice! I should try to do something like that for our windowsill. Thanks again for linking up with us at Idea Box!

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  4. I love mason jars and love the look that you created with them. Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday!

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  5. I love this project. I have had painted mason jars on my bucket list for a long time, thanks for the great tutorial. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs, our weekly link party.
    http://www.thecookiepuzzle.com/2015/04/party-in-your-pjs-52.html

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    1. Thank you! I will be sure to check it out!

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