Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY: Painted Mason Jar

Hello beauties! I hope you are all doing well! Today on the blog I want to share with you an easy DIY to get your room in the mood for spring! This is a super easy DIY that anyone can do and roughly costs around $10, give or take. So what is the super easy and afforadable DIY? Well it is..................

Painted mason jars!

I'm obsessed with mason jars and thought this would be an easy and super cute way to spruce up my room for spring!  So I sat down in my room, played some music from Spotify and started painting!  If you have time on your hands and you don't know what to do try this easy DIY out!

Here's what you need: 
Mason jars or any glass jars and their metal rings
Paint in chosen colors (I used acrylic paint from Wal-Mart. Any will do)
Brushes (You can get a variety pack from Wal-Mart too for just a few dollars)
Paint container (I used an old shoe box lid) 
Newspaper or packing paper
Steel wool (For distressing)
(I had all my supplies from previous crafts and DIYs but all the supplies together should be around $10 or less)

How To:
Step 1: Lay down old newspaper or packing paper on your work surface. 

Step 2: Wipe down the outside of your jar with a damp cloth. This makes sure that there are no dirt, fuzz or other stuff on the glass. 

Step 3: Shake and squeeze out paint color you've chosen on your paint container.

Step 4: Start painting away! Paint the outside of the jar all the way around using long, vertical brush strokes. It's ok if it's not perfect. You can go back and add another coat if need be. 

Step 5: Depending on how opaque you want the color, you may have to paint multiple coats. If you want more of a distressed, vintagey look then 1-2 coats should be enough. 

Step 6: Let the paint dry. Lighter the layer the faster it will dry. 

Step 7: Once your paint has dried if you want your jar to look old, vintagey and worn take the steel wool and gently rub the paint until you have achieved the desired vintagey and wornness. 

Optional Step 8: This is an optional part but if you want to jazz up the jar even more you can glitterize (yes I just made up that word) the glass ring around the top. You can also paint the metal ring a different color than the jar. 

And voila! There you have it! A super easy and cute new vase for your room! Perfect for spring, or really any time of the year! You can fill it with flowers or use it organization or storage. I put mine on my desk but this would look adorable on a nightstand, bookshelf, end table, coffee table in your kitchen or bathroom! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY tutorial! I'm in love with my jars and think they add the perfect touch of bright spring colors to my room! Let me know if you try this out by tweeting me pictures of it on Twitter! I would love to see your jars! (:

"spring is the time of plans and projects."

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