Easy Holiday DIY-Painted Mason Jars

Paint up a mason jar during day 2 of our 12 days of DIY

Happy Day 2 of our 12 Days of Holiday DIY! Today we are painting mason jars.

Did you catch us live on Facebook today? I started painting up a pretty jar this afternoon at the shop. Painting mason jars are super popular and super easy!

I know many of you have done this before, but it is one of our number one asked questions, so, today I’ll share just how easy it is.

Supplies needed

Any glass jar, used mason jars or even pretty wine bottles

FAT Paint Chalk Style Paint – I used Red Barchetta on the FB video

FAT Paint Furniture wax in clear (not pictured below)

Cling On! Paint Brush – or any paint brush

Sand paper – I use these sponges

bits and bobs of Christmas decor, I use jute twine 

paint up a mason jar for the holidays with Front Porch Mercantile

How to Paint Mason Jars

  1. Make sure your jar is clean and dry
  2. Using your Cling On! Brush, apply 1 coat, let dry (about 20 mins) then add second coat
  3. Allow to fully dry
  4. Distress if desired using sanding sponge (fine grit)
  5. Add wax by wiping on and rubbing in all over, then wiping away all excess.
  6. Decorate with your twine and Christmas bits and decor
  7. Sit back and enjoy your work :)

See, easy peasy!

I make a lot of these jars, we sell a ton too in our shops. I recently used them to house all the cutlery at a family Christmas event. They looked cute on the buffet table!

A quick, inexpensive easy Holiday (or any day) DIY project!

Where would you use a painted mason jar?

I love how my customer Tara painted these mason jars up to decorate her daughters room. Just to give you a little non Holiday look.

Cute painted mason jars in childs room at Front Porch Mercantile

Join us tomorrow for day 3 of 12 Days of Holiday DIY. I hope to do another live post probably tomorrow morning (Dec 8th, 2016)

Thanks so much for popping in!

Cheers,

Wendy

 

 

 

 

 

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