Painted Mason Jar Vase (Paint On The Inside)


Oh, I do love me some mason jars…they are so versatile, and can be used in so many ways.  I’ve used them to store various spices, glitter, paint, and even as a vase.  I made this little cutie last year when I was redecorating my Breakfast Nook, and now that we are working on giving Kate’s room a new look, I decided it was time to make a few more.  She wants her room to be a big girl cottage style, so mason jars will fit in perfect!  I am making a few mason jar vases to store her hair brushes, craft supplies, and who knows what else.  Because she has so many girly things, I want to make sure her room stays organized.  These little painted jars are just perfect for girly organization!  Here is how you can make your own mason jar storage containers…
You will need some paint and glass mason jars.  I bought paint samples from Lowe’s for mine, but you can use acrylic paint if you like.  This time instead of buying the Ball brand jars, I bought Walmart’s generic version.
Start by pouring paint in the jar.  If you want to take your time swirling and twirling your jar around, use less.  If want it to go a little more quickly, use more and pour back into the paint container once the all of the glass is covered.
I like to use less paint and swirl it around slowly…just make sure to cover the entire inner surface.


Now flip your jars over and place them on a few layers of paper towels to drain the excess paint.
I placed my paper towel on top of a piece of wax paper so the paint wouldn’t leak through onto my table.
You can’t necessarily use these vases for real flowers, but think of all the other fun uses.

And…aren’t they so cute and colorful?
 My friend Debbie at Refresh Restyle made some using old bottles, and they are gorgeous…go check them out!
 Jessica Signature New

Subscribe via e-mail...


  1. says

    Don’t you just love those little paints from Lowe’s! I do :) Love your painted jars! I know Kate is going to love her room makeover. Thanks for sharing my painted jars.
    Pinning and sharing your awesomeness,

  2. says

    So cute…. Those sample paints work great for so many projects and this is one of the best ones around. :-)

  3. says

    So Cute, Jessica. I have painted mason jars on the outside, but have yet to try it on the inside :) I will have to give it a try.

  4. says

    These remind me of my old paint mason jars I used in my college painting classes. They held my brush cleaner and the sides were all coated with color! Good memories!

  5. says

    Love the colors! I have tried this with craft paint, but it never seemed to work. I think I need to hop to Lowe’s for some paint samples! Have a great weekend!

  6. says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Happy color too Jessica. I love your technique too. I just spray paint them, but clearly this turned out prettier. Happy Saturday. I cracked up at your other post about changing your schedule. Girl, there is no way I could stick to a schedule.

  7. says

    Had no idea it was so simple to paint these from the inside! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Jenna @

  8. says

    Very cute, love your blog especially your blog design!! Please let me know if you ever would be interested in designing my blog in exchange for free sponsorship!! I would LOVE that!

  9. says

    What a delightful idea to take something as ordinary as a Mason jar and make it so special.

  10. says

    These are adorable! Question, though – does the paint scrape off if you put something “poky” inside?

    • says

      I’m not really sure, Katie. I would be afraid that it may, so maybe wrap some tape around any poky ends :)

  11. Lynne says

    Hmm, haven’t ever found paint samples at our Lowes. Was just there today in the paint isle today to pick up some glazing.
    Guess I’ll have to ask someone next time I go in, I do want to try this.Thanks

  12. Deb Baker-Brott says

    I don’t know how I could fail at something so simple looking? I picked up my paint sample at Ace. Thought I followed the instructions to a T. I did notice that Ace’s paint was kind of thick. I poured off any excess paint that I could and flipped it over onto my paper towels. But when I went to remove my vase from the paper towels it had stuck to it? Boo on me. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance DEB~

    • says

      Hey Deb! Try turning them upside down on wax paper…they wouldn’t stick as much I bet. Good luck!

  13. cathy bussell says

    Hi, I am going to paint up some mason jars to use as lights outside,,,meaning tea light or the little ones in a jar inside . If i paint inside with basic lowes paint, will it be flamable if painted inside instead of out??

    • says

      I’m not sure, but the paint may be flammable. You could always the battery lit tea lights. I bought a ton at the Dollar Tree.

  14. Katie says

    Oh now I’m addicted…this is going to be seriously bad. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Luvenia says

    Will paint hold up in side a jar when water is put init or when it is washed.?
    My paint is thick..Should I put something in it to thin the paint?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>