These charming distressed mason jars are a great way to add a pop of color to your home decor. Whether you choose to use them to display fresh flowers from your garden, or just to organize your desk; these jars are sure to add a touch of elegance to any room.
I also love this idea for a shabby chic/country wedding or baby shower. The best part is, you can customize these to any color scheme.
Ball jars are one of my favorite things to decorate with. In fact, I collect them. I usually find them at yard sales, flea markets, and of course Goodwill. For this project, I used mason jars that I found at my local Goodwill for only .99¢ each. The acrylic paint was only .50¢ per bottle, so it is very affordable.
If you can’t find any jars while bargain hunting, you can always purchase new ones in the canning section of your supermarket. They come in packs of 12 for around $12.
This project is pretty easy and won’t cost you very much money.
You only need a few supplies:
- (Matte Finish) Acrylic Paint
- Foam Paint Brush
LET’S GET STARTED!
First, start off by cleaning your Mason jars and letting them dry completely. Once they are dry, you can apply the first coat of paint.
Try to use long even strokes, which will help you avoid streaking. You will need to let them dry completely before applying a second coat. Overall, I ended up using three coats of paint by the time I was finished.
Once you have allowed all of the coats to thoroughly dry, you are able to start sanding. I used 150 grit sandpaper for mine. I tore a sheet into 4 pieces and used a small piece to sand each jar. You want to make sure and sand all of the raised areas of the jar until the glass in showing through. I also sanded a few other areas to make the jar look more distressed. If you want it to stand out a little more, you can paint a thin layer of black paint on the inside of the jar. This will help the sanded areas pop!
Overall, I think the project turned out really well. It was very simple to do and cost me less than $2 per jar.
I will definitely use this idea when decorating for other occasions. I hope you like the finished product as much as I do!
Original Pin: Distressed Mason Jars