Chalky Painted Mason Jars

Chalky Painted Mason JarsI adore mason jars…it’s kind of becoming an obsession.  I’ve seen them chalk painted, but wanted to try out some of my new Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint on some.  I grabbed some plain glass jars at Michaels the other day, pulled out some of my chalky paint, and got to work making my version of Chalky Painted Mason Jars…

Chalky Painted Mason Jars Using Americana Decor Chalky Finish PaintI used Everlasting, Escape and Yesteryear.  This paint is phenomenal, and can be found at The Home Depot!  It goes on so silky smooth, but dries in a matte finish.

Painted Mason JarsI painted two coats on each jar, then used a clear wax on them for protection, and to really bring out the color.

Painted Mason Jar VasesI plopped some faux hydrangeas in them and placed them on my breakfast nook, and smiled.  I actually made these to use with my Christmas decor, so you are kind of getting a little sneak peek of the colors I’ll be using this Christmas ;)

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  1. says

    What a cute idea! I have some black chalk board paint I need to use. I think I’ll give this a try!

  2. says

    Just used this paint today Jessica and I LOVE it! These mason jars are adorbs!

  3. says

    This is such a cute idea – I’d love to try it! Great color choices, too:)

  4. says

    They are so cute in this chalky paint finish – pinning them. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Alicia says

    How did you get the distressed letters? They look black. I love this idea, can’t wait to incorporate them into a baby shower I’m hosting!

    • says

      Hi, Alicia! I just sanded over the letters after painting to get the distressed look…super easy! I’m so glad you can use the idea!! Have a fabulous day!

  6. says


    These look fabulous, my friend! A great holiday gift idea too!

    Thank you so much for sharing at our mason jar holiday party!!!

    :) Linda
    @It All Started With Paint & Mason Jar Crafts Love

  7. Janet Gagnon says

    Hi there, I love the chalk painted mason jars, but looks like you distressed them by sanding them?? Would that be right?? And what kind of clear wax did you use???? Thanks

    • says

      Hi, Janet! I did dust them with a light sandpaper. I used the creme wax that is in the same paint line as the paint I used from Home Depot. It is only available online, but you could totally use minwax. Hope this helps!

  8. says

    The vintage mason jars with chalky paint look stunning! I love it! Could you recommend a white paint color in Chalky Paint to go with a Robin’s Egg color? Thank you

  9. carrie says

    love this idea! how long did you wait between coats or before applying the wax? thank you!

    • says

      Around 15 minutes. I just made sure the paint was dry to the touch! Hope this helps, Carrie! xoxo Jessica

  10. Jessica H says

    Hi. Love your idea! I have a question: where did you get the hrydrengeas? (I know I spelled that wrong. Ha!)

    • says

      Hi, Jessica! I bought them at Michael’s Craft Store! I think they were even 40% off :)

  11. Brittany says

    Hi there!

    Did the paint go on the outside or inside of the jar? Thanks so much!!

    • says

      On the outside…that way it won’t come off if you fill them with liquid! :)


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