Monday, October 21, 2013

Mason Jars + Do It Yourself

Mason jars are so versatile! I love using them as vases, and a cute way to hold different odds and ends. Both of these jars took between five and ten minutes each. I also have some helpful hints!

I bought these two jars from Michael's for $1.50 each. Honestly, you can do anything and everything with mason jars. They could be drinking glasses, a holder for makeup brushes, or a vase. 

All you need is a little tube of white paint. You pour some into the bottom of the jar and swirl it around, slowly adding more as needed. I left my jar upside down overnight, but I would suggest flipping it over after a half hour or so. Next time I will wipe off the excess paint around the brim to get a nice, clean finish.

For the glitter jar, I just used masking tape to create a barrier. All you have to do is use a foam brush to paint on a layer of Mod Podge and then sprinkle some glitter on.

A helpful hint: take the tape off before the Mod Podge dries. I wait over night and had to use a box cutter to cut the area between the tape and the glitter. 

I picked some bougainvillea today and these little flowers found a happy home in my new mason jar. The painted one is where I now keep my buttons. Let me know if you try this so I can see all of your lovely creations.

♥ Do you like to do little DIY projects over the weekend?


  1. So lovely! I love mason jars!! The glitter one is too cute! I have a mason jar that I use to keep tea in (which makes it smell amazing), so I'm thinking it needs a makeover!
    Sincerely, Sara

  2. I love using mason jars, too! I haven't done any DIY work lately other than making materials for my classroom...which still aren't I should probably get off the computer. ;)

    The Rambling Fangirl

  3. So cute! I will have to try this :)

    xo Amy


  4. I really love how you did the glitter decoration on the mason jar. I grew up with mason jars, but here in South Africa they're called something else. They're exactly the same shape, but the words branded into the glass are different. Funny how such a little thing can make one homesick! X Jane