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DIY colored mason jars

September 30, 2010

Another suuuuper easy project that barely needs any explanation, but has a high cuteness factor. We love mason jars, hands down. But like anything, when you see them constantly, you start to wonder when something new will come along. We don’t have anything new per se, but we do have an update that takes the mason jar, or whatever glass container you want to use, to a new level of cuteness.

And the magic tool? SPRAY PAINT!!! It’s become one of our very very favorite craft supplies as of late. (Pls ignore environmental and health impact of aerosol).


Mason jars or other glass containers
Spray paint
Masking tap (if you want to get serious about keeping the edges of the jars clean)

Again, this really doesn’t need detailed instructions. You just set your jars outside on some newspaper and spray the inside of each jar until it’s well coated.

The only thing we want to make sure to point out is that some colors aren’t completely opaque. Which means when you fill them with water and flowers (and florist foam if you’re using it) the color will be darker than you planned, since you’ll be able to see the stems and water through the paint.

BUT, we have a solution that we only figured out once we were in the middle of arranging our flowers. If you choose a semi-transparent color (like the hot pink we’re showing), add a second coat of opaque white spray paint to the inside after the color coat is dry. We tested it after the fact and it works perfectly. Yay for solutions!

And one final tip… when you’re arranging your flowers, be careful not to scrape the inside of the jars with the stems. The paint will come off!

Happy spraying, crafters.

Top two photos by Scott Clark.