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Monday, July 7, 2014

Painted and Embellished Mason Jars

I'm sure you've all seen the painted Mason jars, that have been all the rage for awhile.
While I'd painted a few sets in the past, I wanted to do something a bit different this time around.
Rather than go out and buy a bunch of crafting supplies, I am trying hard to use what I have on hand, and just so happen to have a cupboard full of canning jars!
 For this set, I painted the outside of both a quart size and two pint sized jars a pretty cream color, using my Deco Art chalky finish paint.  I bit of distressing reveals all of their great details, and gives them rustic appeal. I then added a couple of coats of clear matte sealer for durability.
 So I thought I'd put my own glittery spin on these jars, by adding some of my paper roses that I've created from vintage sheet music.  You can't really tell in the photos, but I've added clear coarse glitter to the roses, as well as tiny rhinestone centers for a bit of bling!!
If you've been visiting me for awhile, you know how much I love making these roses! While they are a bit labor intensive, they are so much fun to make.  All of that hand tearing and glittering is a real stress reliever, and cheaper than going to therapy!!
 I tied some of my crinkly cream seam binding around the tops of each jar, then hot glued the flowers on.
 I think these would be so lovely with bouquets of fresh flowers in.
They also would be magical with votive candles, or even flameless tea lights added!
I've added them to my Etsy shop, but I think I'll have to make myself some to keep:)
 Wishing you a great week. Now go out and find something to paint or glitter, ok?!


Trisha said...

These are so cute! I finally tried this out for some centerpieces for work using purple paint and they really are fun to make. And of course I love, love, love your glitter roses!


Debby said...

Love these. I just ordered votive candle holders that can be placed in mason jars and a mason jar overhead light kit from Décor Steals. I had won a giveaway so used the gift certificate. Love anything with mason jars.

Susie said...

Those jars are so cute. I love what you did with them. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

White Lace and Promises said...

I love these and I love to do them. They sold very quickly in my booth. They must be in demand. I've found them for 25cents at thrift stores and now I can't find at all. I'm not going to buy them retail.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love how the paint brings out the design on the jars!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

you never cease to amaze me with your lovely projects. The ball jar vases are so pretty. Especially with your vintage music roses and of course your bling. How pretty a bouquet would be. I have lots of saved jars for canning - guess I better try making some.
Have a great week and Waldo and Miss Lili said hi to Katie.

Junkchiccottage said...

Great job on these Mason Jars. They look great.
Have a great new week ahead.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Super fun idea! I picked up a box full of all sorts of tubes of vintage glitter at an estate sale for $1. Thought of you!!

Okio B Designs said...

Love your Mason jars - especially the bling you added. They look beautiful!


CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, I just love your painted mason jars. The added accents with glitter make them extra special. Your paper roses are gorgeous and add so much. You have been busy and yes, tearing paper and fabric is a stress reducer!!
Painting jars are so much fun isn't it? Your set is wonderful.
Beautiful project.

Trish Ellen Castro said...

Very nice! The paint you use seems to cover nicely. I have not tried that brand but use a lot of Martha Stewart's craft paints. I painted a tray black and glued on words to songs that I cut out of a song sheet. I keep it on my nightstand under the lamp. It also has a coat of decoupage for durability and is holding up well. I'll be sure to visit your blog more often! Trish

Debbie said...

These jars are really cute, Donna. I especially like the way you've embellished them with your signature style of roses, and glitter!!
Have a happy week!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The jars look great with the chalky finish...very pretty!

Gail said...

Hi Donna, I love the way the writing stands out when you have painted the jars...great idea... hope you are enjoying the summer...Gail x

Tete said...

I love them! Some of the best things we create are the most simple items made beautiful.
Have a fun day there!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very cute and I love your new twist with the paper flowers and the ribbon.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I've seen these all over Pinterest but just haven't tried to make them yet. You did a great job....love the paper roses!!!