We were recently married, and we still have some odd things left over from the reception, including a lot of mason jars that we used for the table settings and random sized jars from our candy bar. And John is always looking to downsize (mostly my stuff). So, I think I found a beautiful compromise after stumbling across photos of painted mason jars. I found a few images on pinterest that eventually brought me to “Little Miss Momma”—a DIY blog with some fantastic projects. Check out this post for a tutorial.
After reading the blog, I rummaged through our garage and found a box of mason jars and some random vases that were packed up from the wedding. I grabbed some paint that I had lying around from past projects and starting painting or twisting from the inside. It was one of my fastest projects.
Here’s what I did:
- I chose a mason jar or vase.
- Filled the jar(s) with a good amount of paint (1/2” or so).
- Then I tilted the jar on its side and starting turning the jar, so the paint began to cover the entire inside of the jar. (Keep turning and angling down.)
- I used a lot of paint, so once the jar was covered, I poured the remainder of the paint back into the can/jar.
- Then I left the mason jar upside down on card stock or cardboard to let the excess paint drop out.
- Once most of the paint was out, I turned it back over to let it sit and air dry for the rest of the day. Beautiful and bright.
The project was so easy that I painted another mason jar with left over paint from the last project I did and used it to add some freshness to the house. I cut fresh rosemary from our garden and placed the cuttings in the newly painted jar. It’s a great way to use up any extra paint that you’ve mixed.