Apr 23, 2014

Shabby Chic Mason Jars

I love this first set of four pint sized shabby chic Mason jars in crème, tan and brown. They are playful and practical and fit well into all of my favorite wedding themes: Shabby Chic, Rustic, Country Inspired, Barn and French Cottage Style. Expect to pay $32 for this charming set of four (silk flowers not included), plus about $15.00 for shipping. Can you make these (cheaper, better, more lovely) yourself? Wal-Mart sells a case of 12 Ball wide mouth jars for less than $18, or for even more savings - use your weekly Michael's coupon. Follow this quick and easy tutorial on how to make painted Mason jars. Here are the basic steps:
  • Clean your Mason jars with rubbing alcohol and then give them a bath of hot, soapy water.  Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Select your colors from those little plastic bottles of acrylic paint sold everywhere, adding white for softer, pastel shades.  Two coats of paint will be perfect.
  • Let your painted jars dry overnight.
  • Start with 100 or 120 grit sandpaper and sand lightly around each jar.  Carefully use an emery board to sand the “Ball” logo to make it stand out and shine.
  • Protect and finish your newly painted jars with two coats of clear acrylic sealer with a matte or satin finish.
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1 comment:

shaystr said...

absolutely gorgeous! painting some now!