Remember last week when I was talking about all of my extra mason jars? Well, here is the second promised mason jar craft that I wanted to do: rustic painted mason jars! Unlike the fall ones, these jars are decorated to match my kitchen so can be left up year round but can be decorated in any colors to match your room or any holiday! These jars look me just a few minutes to make and add in some drying time, and the whole project was less than a day from start to finish.
What you’ll need:
acrylic paint in whatever colors you wish
foam paint brushes
varnish (if you want)
foam floral blocks
flowers, any style you want
After you choose your colors, the first thing to do it paint them! I ended up doing two coats total, letting them dry in-between.
After they are dry, it’s time to make them more “rustic”. Using a nail file, rub over the raised words to get the paint off. It took a bit because you don’t want to rub too fast or hard to risk messing up the other paint, but it looks neat when it’s done! The blue jar above is more rustic, the white is regular. You could leave them regular too if you prefer that look.
I wanted to fill my jars with low mini bunches of flowers so I found these white daisies for 97 cents at walmart and bought one for each jar. Using some wire cutters, cut the stems off of the main branch. Then place some floral foam in the jar and stick the flowers inside of it to help keep them in place.
I chose to use the metal rings on the jars because I thought it gave them more of a finished look. I currently have them on my kitchen table and just love the sunny colors! I chose not to varnish mine, since I wanted a more matte look, but if you wanted them more shiny, you could put a coat or two of clear or satin varnish over the paint when it’s completely dry.
Did these look harder to make then they actually were?? I hope so, because that’s the magic! These jars have SO many possibilities- you could paint some for a particular holiday or even as a gift for a neighbor or teacher! They would be cute to hold pencils or markers or even candy canes! If you are going to handle the jars a lot, I would suggest to varnish them since the paint could chip off in time.
Are you loving these as much as I am? What colors would you choose??