DIY: Painted Mason Jars

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This past weekend was really great– we had warm sunshine, Hubby and I went hiking, shopping, and bike riding, and I got crafty with house decorating.

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One evening last week I was looking through some recipe magazines and a photo of a table setting caught my eye. The centerpiece was made up of lots and lots of red and white flowers in white Mason jars. A little side note said they had just spray-painted the outside of the jars. And so, “Light-bulb!” I got to brainstorming what I could do with something like that. I have lots of empty canning jars just sitting in my cabinets, needing to be put to use. For my wedding we used a lot of rustic-type decorations–burlap, lace, jars, etc.–and this style is something I’ve also decorated some of our home in.

So. Back to the point. I went grocery shopping after work on Friday and grabbed me some flat white spray paint. The next morning, the sun was shining, it was about 70°, and I got four jars to start with and went out on our porch and began spraying those babies down. It didn’t take long for then to dry, and when they were, I brought them back in the house to fix up.

One of them was just a simple jar with no brand design on it, so I put a chalkboard sticker on the side to “cutesy” it up. Now, isn’t that darlin’?

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This one is my favorite because by looking at the design of the brand name, we see that it is from the 1933-1962 series. Big range of years, I know, but this one is at least 53 years old. It may have been one of my great-grandmother’s canning jars, but I’m not 100% sure. But it has held plenty of delicious homemade canned goods in the past.

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This one is a 1960-present design.

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And this one is a little pint Kerr. Cute, huh?

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And here is the table setting! I love having something pretty on our dining room table. It’s like borrowing a little sunshine to cheer up the home.

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Have a blessed day!
~Courtney

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)

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7 thoughts on “DIY: Painted Mason Jars

  1. Love this, Courtney! I’ve been waiting all winter for the weather to warm so I can get my paint out- this looks like it may be the perfect first project of the year! Would also be really cute with glass soda bottles, like Izzy brand…

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