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This post contains affiliate links and/or images. Did you love to dig in the dirt when you were a kid? How about as an adult? Do you enjoy gardening? I used to love watching my mom tend our beautiful garden. Roses grew up our fence and a huge strawberry patch adorned our deck. There was a variety of flowers growing along the driveway. She was brilliant at it!
Because we have a small yard, I cannot expand my garden as mom did. Instead, I have concentrated my efforts in small containers. As my thumb is not a green as mom’s, I plant things that take minimal effort to grow. In the kitchen, we have mint, large leafed parsley and basil growing. In the living room, I am preparing to grow curled parsley and hot and spicy oregano and sage. With Caitlin’s help, I am going to plant them in my DIY Ombre Painted Mason Jar Planters.
One thing is consistent about gardening, no matter the size. You sure do get your hands dirty! Even if I wear gloves, my hands seem to get caked in dirt! And to be honest, what is the fun of wearing gloves? I want to feel that soil between my fingers! My hands get so dry from repeated washings. I hate it! And if I apply lotion after I wash my hands, it is gone once I wash them again. That is until I discovered the most wonderful product!
I discovered the new SoftSoap® Hand Wash Plus Lotion™ at my local Target. It is amazing! It leaves my hands feeling clean AND soft! Never before has there been a hand wash made with a bit of lotion. The unique and non-greasy formula locks in moisture, leaving my hands soft and smooth. My husband cannot stop holding my hands! I kind of love that! You can find the Plus Lotion in three amazing scents; Shea & Cocoa Butter, Orchid & Coconut Milk and Aloe Water & Lime.
As a nurse, I know the importance of hand hygiene. This means my family washes their hands multiple times a day. With other hand soaps, not only do our hands get dry, they can crack. before using the Plus Lotion from SoftSoap, I was stumped as to how to alleviate this.
When you use the Plus Lotion from SoftSoap, you get a caring clean. When Caitlin and I are planting our DIY Ombre Painted Mason Jar Planters, we use the Plus Lotion. Now our hands get clean and hydrated and are touchably soft! I have a bottle in the kitchen, the bathroom and in our camping gear.
What you will need to make your DIY Ombre Painted Mason Jar Planters Craft:
- 3 Wide Mouth Mason Jars
- 3 Acrylic paints in varying shades from dark to light
- 1 Can of white spray paint or primer
- Foam brushes
- Flowers or greenery of your choice
- Drainage rocks
Step 1: Spray paint each mason jar with the white paint or primer. This will allow the acrylic paint to go on more easily and evenly. Allow to dry at least 30-45 minutes.
Step 2: Using your foam brush, paint one of the mason jars with the darkest color. Repeat with each mason jar, with each paint, until you get to the very lightest color. Allow to dry at least 30-45 minutes before painting your next coat. I paint 2-3 coats total. If you want to paint stripes, just use painters tape like I did in my Patriotic Painted Mason Jars. Because you are watering your plants, you may want to seal your DIY Ombre Painted Mason Jar Planters.
Step 3: Add your drainage rocks, soil and flowers or greenery. Now you have a beautiful decorative item, centerpiece for a table or planter for your favorite herb or flower.
Step 4: Now you can display your beautifully painted DIY Ombre Painted Mason Jar Planters! Aren’t they pretty?!
Ball’s Mason Canning Jars, Pint, w/Wide Mouth, 12 cntDecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Desert TurquoiseDecoart DECA.332 Americana Acrylic Teal Mint, 2 ozDeco Art Americana Acrylic Paint, 2 oz, Peacock TealKrylon K05151207 Flat White Interior and Exterior Decorator Paint – 12 oz. AerosolLoew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush Set, 2-InchLoew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush Set, 2-InchSupply Guru SG2133 River Rocks, Pebbles, Outdoor Decorative Stones, Natural Gravel, For Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers, Succulent, Tillandsia, Cactus pot, Terrarium Plants, 2 LB. (32-Oz).Miracle Gro Indoor Potting Mix 72776430 6 QuartBack to the Roots Garden-in-a-Can Grow Organic Herbs Variety Pack, Basil/Cilantro/Dill/Mint, 4 Count
What is your favorite way to get your hands dirty in the spring or summer? I would love to hear in the comments below!Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Kelly Hutchinson
Kim Avery saysAugust 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm
I love gardening! I have two small flower gardens by our apartment and a few containers up on our deck! Since my injury the containers are what I have concentrated on this summer. Love the mason jar idea!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysAugust 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm
That is so cute! I would love to do this with the kids and set these in the window. We live in the south, the land of Mason Jars anyway.
Melissa Chapman saysAugust 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm
It is great to grow herbs or little flowers in those colorful jars. It will really spruce up an empty space and make those little gardens fancy
interNATionalcaty saysAugust 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm
This is very creative. I would have never thought of doing this and this would be cute around the house
Ladonna Dennis Maxwell saysAugust 4, 2017 at 6:21 pm
What a great idea for using Mason jars! One could recycle them if they had several left over from canning fruits and vegetables!
Emily saysAugust 4, 2017 at 6:54 pm
I just love mason jar crafts! This is adorable.
Ashvin Nankoo saysAugust 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm
This is an amazing idea! I have so many used jam pots and also other pots which I do not use. This will definitely make my garden look good!
Tonya Wilhelm saysAugust 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm
This looks like a great DIY I really want to work on my herb growing skills. These mason jars look like they would be the perfect size for my kitchen window.
Heather Johnson saysAugust 4, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Your DIY Ombre Painted Mason Jar Planters are totally adorable! I love that you can customize the colors to your decor!
Amy Desrosiers saysAugust 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm
I think these planters are really cute! I love how they are blue which is my favorite color.
Borei Design saysAugust 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm
I love the jars. They are so cute!! These would be awesome for a herb garden.
Claudia Krusch saysAugust 4, 2017 at 8:44 pm
These jars turned out so well. I love the colors you picked for them. I will have to get the supplies I need to make some this weekend.
Amber Myers saysAugust 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm
This is such a great idea! Pretty! And we love this soap. I get it often.
Theresa saysAugust 4, 2017 at 10:18 pm
Lotion in a hand wash? Sign me up! And those planters are so adorable 🙂
Nellwyn saysAugust 4, 2017 at 10:20 pm
These mason jars are so cute! I want to incorporate more plants in my home so I’ll have to remember this DIY!
Sarah L saysAugust 4, 2017 at 10:48 pm
Those are fun jars to plant in. I use gloves when I’m trimming roses but that’s about the only time.
Sondra saysAugust 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm
Mason jars are such a great object to play with. They are so cute and it’s fun to be able to paint them up and use them to brighten certain things in the home.
kristin saysAugust 4, 2017 at 11:06 pm
These are just so fun, what a creative way to use old mason jars. I love how small they are, perfect for the kitchen window!
Pam saysAugust 4, 2017 at 11:09 pm
What a great way to use mason jars. I have a lot left over from my daughter’s wedding.
kristi saysAugust 4, 2017 at 11:43 pm
Would make a great gift for my cousin who’s getting married soon. A craft that’s easy enough for even me to do!
tara pittman saysAugust 5, 2017 at 12:15 am
I need to make some of these jars. They would look great in my bathroom
Kristy C saysAugust 5, 2017 at 12:33 am
What a great way to up cycle mason jars. Such a cute idea.
Sarah saysAugust 5, 2017 at 12:41 am
These mason jars are so cute! What a fun project to do with the kids, I know mine would love it.
Chavonne Harvey saysAugust 5, 2017 at 1:19 am
We always buy Softsoap in our home, it’s terrific. I like those DIY Ombre Painted Mason Jars. My family loves to craft. We get our hands dirty by playing ball outside and going to the park.
Elizabeth saysAugust 5, 2017 at 2:07 am
Those are so cute! Love the colour you’ve used too. I’ll have to make some!
Dawn Lopez saysAugust 5, 2017 at 2:23 am
Mason jar crafts are so much fun! I love the ombre look so I think this is going to be a great weekend project for me to try. I’d like to plant some herbs in my kitchen and these would look so cute on my window sill.
Jeanine Carlson saysAugust 5, 2017 at 2:56 am
Oh, I was so glad to read this! I have had the worst time with dry skin and cuticles. I’m going to go try this soap!!
Ankita saysAugust 5, 2017 at 5:42 am
This is such a fun idea for keeping oneself busy… I remember playing with colors for hours every summer!
mycraftingworld saysAugust 5, 2017 at 6:33 am
You have the best ideas for crafts for the kids. I have found Plus Lotion from SoftSoap too and use it. It is really good.
Rhonda saysAugust 5, 2017 at 8:20 am
Fun easy craft and planting this is great. I have so many jars around this is a great way to reuse them
Sarah Bailey saysAugust 5, 2017 at 9:31 am
It is amazing all the different things you can do with a mason jar, I love the idea of ombre painting them and using them as planters!
Ruth I. saysAugust 5, 2017 at 9:54 am
I really like the color you chose! It’s also creative that you made it as palnter, it looks really good!
Wendy Polisi saysAugust 5, 2017 at 1:13 pm
I love the color you chose. It looks great!
Adrianne Betz saysAugust 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm
This is a fun little project. They look so pretty too.
Denay DeGuzman saysAugust 5, 2017 at 2:51 pm
What lovely painted mason jars! I have a box of them here and now I know just what to do with them. 🙂 A perfect summertime project.
Mary Songer saysAugust 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm
I love doing crafts like this. Mason jars have so many uses. As for gardening, I seem to have a black thumb. Not really my thing.
brianne saysAugust 6, 2017 at 9:12 am
What a great idea! Those vases came out great!
Linda Szymoniak saysAugust 6, 2017 at 10:34 am
What a cute idea. I’m working on adding some herbs out on our deck, and these would be a colorful way to do that. The only thing I have growing right now is cilantro, but definitely want to start growing my own basil and some other herbs.
Mary Songer saysAugust 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm
Great tip on the soap with lotion. I hadn’t seen this before but I do love the idea. I try to keep a bottle of hand lotion next to the soap in the bathroom. My hands get so dry.
Kiwi saysAugust 7, 2017 at 3:05 am
I love ombre I love mason jars. These are too cute and easy to make!
Erin F saysAugust 7, 2017 at 12:39 pm
Super cute! I’m a huge fan of anything with mason jars! I have a “slight” obsession!
ohmummymia saysAugust 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm
mason jars are awesome. You can do with them anything. I love your idea it looks really lovely
fashionmommy saysAugust 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm
Those mason jars are just so pretty and effective, I love the simplicity of them. A super idea.
Lisa Queen saysAugust 31, 2017 at 7:55 pm
These are really cute planters! I love finding new crafts with mason jars. Thanks!
Sarah L saysSeptember 5, 2017 at 11:42 pm
I enjoy growing fresh herbs to use. Pretty containers.
Rosie saysSeptember 13, 2017 at 11:23 am
They are so pretty. And I’m using decor with these same three blues, so it caught my eye. I’d love to try this, it would be a nice way to add more of my favorite colors.
Sarah L saysSeptember 13, 2017 at 11:23 pm
I think I’d like these in green tones. So they somewhat disappear.
Lynne B saysSeptember 26, 2017 at 2:01 pm
The jars look so pretty grouped together. Now I’m not a gardener. Probably because I have a black thumb!
mycraftingworld saysSeptember 28, 2017 at 7:23 am
We made these jars. We put silk flowers in them. The girls loved it. I let them pick out all the colors and flowers. We did need the soap to clean up their hands after painting.
monique s saysOctober 1, 2017 at 7:05 am
I love this idea. The kids will have so much fun painting the jars and watching the seeds grow
Julie Waldron saysOctober 20, 2017 at 10:18 pm
These are really cute! They would make a nice Mother’s Day present.
Patricia Green saysNovember 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm
I really like this idea. You could really do a bunch of things with this. Rainbow colors. Holiday colors. Tie a ribbon around the jar. Oooo chalkboard paint too!
mycraftingworld saysMarch 17, 2018 at 7:05 am
I love these crafts. They are just the right level for the girls to make. Thank you.
Starla saysApril 10, 2018 at 10:53 pm
I think I am going to make a few of these goodies for my living room. I am going to pick a bright color to add a little happiness. 🙂 I love Spring!
Anupam saysJuly 24, 2019 at 5:48 am
This is an amazing idea! This will definitely make my garden look good!