Patriotic Mason Jars



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Patriotic Mason Jars

Patriotic Mason Jars

I have tons of used mason jars laying around the house. I do reuse them for canning, but the ones that get chipped or have been microwaved, cannot be used to can. So, I have been reusing them for storage and decoration around the house. Plain old mason jars are beautiful, but I wanted some color to add to our patio, and since the 4th of July is right around the corner, I decided to go with a Patriotic Mason Jar set.

To make them, all you need is some mason jars (you can pick them up pretty much anywhere, and they super cheap) and spray paint.


Patriotic Mason Jars

I wanted my Patriotic Mason Jars to have a ventage look to them so I painted them white, blue, and red and let them dry completely.

Patriotic Mason Jars

After the first layer of paint was dry, I just alternated the colors and give them another coat.

Patriotic Mason Jars

After the second coat, I decided to give some crackly paint a try, so I painted on a coat and let that dry. I then alternated the colors one last time (so each jar had a coat of red, white, and blue) and give it a final coat.

After the paint was dried, I just took a small piece of sandpaper (a nail file works too) and scuffed them up a bit so the under color would show through a bit more.

Then, just one last spray of clear coat to make sure everything stays in place and prevent chips… Though, I think the chips would just add to the character of the the Patriotic Mason Jars.

I think they turned out awesome, and will be doing some more for the inside of the house as well.

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  1. These turned out really cute! I might make some of these for my daughters Birthday but in different colors!

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