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.
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Julie redheadcandecorate.com says
Love then Jess! Great job hun!
reFresh reStyle 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,
So cute.... Those sample paints work great for so many projects and this is one of the best ones around. :-)
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Love it Jessica!!!....Can't wait to see the jars in your daughter's room....!
keri @ shaken together says
Your jar vases turned out so cute ... I bet they'll be perfect for holidng all sorts of girly things :)
Four Marrs and One Venus says
Oh- those are perfect! They add a great lil touch of color- love them Jess!
JoJo Eloise 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.
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!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
What darling embellished mason jars... and such happy colors!
Kara @ Petals to Picots says
Oooh ... I have a bunch of jars I can try this on!
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Leslie Stewart 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!
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.
Audrey @ Neverending Decorating says
I saw these jars featured on Tater Tots & Jello, I've been eyeballing them on Pinterest, I love this idea and must try it! Thanks for sharing.
Jenna LaFevor says
Had no idea it was so simple to paint these from the inside! Thanks so much for sharing!
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chateau chic says
These mason jars are so pretty. Great idea!
What a delightful idea to take something as ordinary as a Mason jar and make it so special.
The jars turned out so cute -- great idea!
Katie Olthoff says
These are adorable! Question, though - does the paint scrape off if you put something "poky" inside?
Jessica Kielman says
I'm not really sure, Katie. I would be afraid that it may, so maybe wrap some tape around any poky ends :)
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
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~
Hey Deb! Try turning them upside down on wax paper...they wouldn't stick as much I bet. Good luck!
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??
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.
Oh now I'm addicted...this is going to be seriously bad. Thanks for sharing!
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?
Carol Reinhardt says
I'm wondering I'm painting the inside of the jar. Should this be baked? I'm using it as a time capsule . So it will be sealed.and photos and such will be stored in there.I couldn't find Valsparr paint(. I have satin acrylics multi surface paint.) but since have found the Valspar paint. Adivise Thankyou
Baking may help it adhere better, but drying it really well is key. The satin acrylic should be just fine! xoxo, Jess
Hi! I have tried this with acrylic paints and when I turn the piece over, paint slides off glass in spCes, leaving clear glass behind...not full voverage. Do you think it is the paint? Have you only done this with interior wall paint?
The interior wall paint is definitely a little thicker and works better, but you can achieve the same thing with acrylic paint...you may just have to do a few coats and let them dry in between coats.