{spray painted mason jar}

I have a super fast craft to share today.  The only thing you really have to wait for is paint to dry…fun stuff!  Since really getting into Pinterest and blogging, I’ve been hoarding collecting any can or jar that I use while cooking.  I even find myself sometimes buying a certain brand because I want the jar for a project afterwards.  Come on, a girl can never have too many empty jars laying around, right?  Before the hubby makes me go clear off my empty can and jar hang out his garage workbench, let me show you my latest creation.

Pretty huh?

You might remember that I also made that calendar frame back in January.  Click here to see how I did that and to get your own free printable of the 2012 calendar I used!

To make your own spray painted mason jar, you’ll need:

  • Spray Paint of your choice (I used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Satin Spray Paint in Meringue)- left over from my wreath project)
  • empty mason jar (I used a leftover pasta sauce jar)
  • newspaper to cover the ground (I always keep one or two on hand for spray painting and Windexing windows.  If you’ve never used newspaper to clean a window, you must try it!)
  • flower stems (already had some in a soon-to-be-replaced-by-a-painted-mason-jar-bud-vase)
  • Total Cost= $0!!

To get started I spread the newspaper out on our garage floor (yes, I opened the garage door first).  I started with the jar upside down and applied a light, even coat of the paint.

After each coat I let the paint dry for about 20 minutes, and I’m pretty sure that I put three coats of paint on the jar.  Once the jar was dry, I brought it inside and replaced the bud vase that sat on my kitchen desk with this spring colored mason jar vase instead.  I liked the bud vase just fine, but I think this adds some more color, and color puts me in a spring-y sort of mood!  Here are some before and after shots…



Which do you like better?


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  1. says

    I know exactly what you mean about buying some grocery items for the jar more than the food it holds! Lately I have been checking out the packaging on all sorts of random spices etc., thinking “that would look really good if I painted it”

    I will be sharing a painted mason jar post next week using another beautiful Krylon colour – Catalina Mist. Where do they sell Meringue?


    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  2. says

    I love this! I really need to do some.. they are so so pretty! And I wasnt sure what spray paint to use.. now I know! Thanks!

    Thanks for linking up last week! I featured this on my facebook and twitter.. so make sure you grab a featured button! Cant wait to see what you link up tomorrow :)


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