Do you love the look of those gorgeous, vintage blue mason jars? So do we. It turns out it’s pretty easy to create mason jar decorations with some upcycled glass jars. Spaghetti sauce, pickles, jam and honey are just some of things that come in awesome glass jars. Of course we can’t bear to part with a good glass jar. Enter the need for lots of cool mason jar crafts. As if we needed an excuse to craft…

Mason Jar Decorations

These mason jar decorations are super easy to make. You will need:

  • Clean jars, be sure to save your empty food jars!
  • Mod podge or white glue
  • Paint brush
  • Food colouring
  • Stir stick
  • An oven

Assemble all necessary materials to create your mason jar decorations. Then decide on your colour scheme. You can make make blue, turquoise or use browns and greens for that vintage bottle look.

Mason Jar Decorations

Step 1 – In a small bowl, mix together your mod podge/glue, food colouring and water. You can experiment with ratios but to start try 1 tablespoon of glue, 3 drops of food colouring and half a tablespoon of water.

Step 2 – There are now 2 ways you could proceed. The first method is brushing the mixture onto the outside of your mason jar from top to bottom. Allow your coat to dry before repainting. This should take a few minutes.

Mason Jar Decorations

Alternatively you could pour the mixture inside the jar, put the lid on and shake it until the inside is completely covered. Take your lid off and allow the extra paint to drip onto wax paper or newspaper.

Mason jar decorations

Step 3 – After your bottles are no longer dripping, you can place them in a warm oven (225˚) right side up and allow them to bake dry for 20 minutes. Alternatively skip the oven and turn them right side up to air dry. This will take several hours.

Mason Jar Decorations

If you used the outside painting method then your mason jar decorations can be used as vases. If you did the inside painting method then water will wash off your stain. These completed jars can be used for dried foliage instead. They look gorgeous!

Mason Jar Decorations

1) Blue/turquoise mason jar decorations from Craftberry Bush
2) Green/brown mason jar decorations from Fancy that Design House

Mason Jar Decorations

7 Thoughts on Mason Jar Decorations

  1. Yes, mason jars are an easy way to upcycle.
    I love painted mason jars…so cute!
    This a good post and thanks for sharing,


  2. Does this dry crystal clear and completely evened out or does it dry slightly cloudy with the brush strokes still apparent?

  3. I was very pleased with results. I used one coat of paint and glass was clear with no brush strokes. I painted 4 jars and 2 ceiling fan globes, nice. Thanks for info.

  4. what combinations of colors did u use to achieve the finished look


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