This post contains affiliate links and/or images. This DIY Rustic Patriotic Painted Mason Jars Craft is the perfect centerpiece for your next BBQ, picnic or party and cost less than $15, flowers included!
DIY Rustic Patriotic Painted Mason Jars Craft
My daughter and I love to do crafts together, but when she is in school we never had time. This means we need to find crafts that don’t take a ton of time to make or cost a lot. This painted mason jars craft fits all the criteria!
A Versatile Craft
Not only do these Patriotic Painted Mason Jars make for a cute centerpiece, they can also be used as a pencil holder, a vase or filled with your favorite candy!
An Inexpensive Craft
For this craft, we got the mason jars at Walmart. They came in a box of 9 for $9, the acrylic paint was $.50 and the flowers were BOGO at the craft store for $5. If you want to use chalky paint, that will cost you $2.49 per bottle.
What you will need for your Patriotic Painted Mason Jars:
- (3) mason jars
- Chalky finish or acrylic paint (red, white and blue)
- Foam brushes
- Painters tape
- Sandpaper (optional for distressing)
- Spray matte finish clear coat
- Star stencil or template (printed from Internet)
You can order your supplies for this DIY Rustic Patriotic Painted Mason Jars Craft from Amazon by clicking the links below:
Ball Mason Jar-16 oz. Clear Glass Heritage Series – Set of 4Artlicious – 25 All Purpose Paint Brush Value Pack – Great with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, GouacheApple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Assorted Colors IFrogTape 1358463 Multi-Surface Painting Tape, .94 Inches Wide x 60 Yards Long, Single Roll, Green3M Sanding Sponge, Extra Fine Grit, 6-PackKrylon K01305 Gallery Series Artist and Clear Coatings Aerosol, 11-Ounce, UV-Resistant Clear GlossMinwax 233334444 Minwaxc Polycrylic Water Based Protective Finishes, 1/2 Pint, SatinRapidesign Stars Template, 1 Each (R2013)
Step 1: Clean your mason jars and paint 3-4 coats of the white paint. Allow to dry completely. This paint dries pretty fast, so 20 minutes or so in between coats should be fine.
Step 2: Using painters tape, mark off the stripes on 2 of the jars. Press down nice and firm so there are no bubbles or places where the paint may bleed.
Paint 2-3 coats of your red over the exposed white areas. Allow to dry the same amount of time as above for the white paint.
Step 3: Once the blue jar has dried completely, take your star template (I printed mine on cardstock so the paint didn’t bleed through the paper) and paint white stars all over the blue jar.
Distressing Is Easy
If you are going to distress your Patriotic Painted Mason Jars, just take your sandpaper and gently rub over the raised areas of the mason jar.
Sealing Your Finish Is Crucial
To secure your finish, use a clear spray sealant or a soft touch varnish, which also gives the matte look. If using the varnish, once it dries, use a clean white cloth and buff.
What would you fill your Patriotic Painted Mason Jars Centerpiece with?Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Kelly Hutchinson
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysJune 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm
Those are super cute. I love the – they are super festive and patriotic.
Dawn saysJune 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm
Those are too cute! I’m a sucker for anything involving mason jars. Great job!
Amy Desrosiers saysJune 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm
Very cute idea and totally my style! I was thinking about making some too!
Elayne saysJune 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm
These are so fun and festive! My girls will love making these for the 4th of July!
Danielle saysJune 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm
These jars are absolutely adorable! I’ve been thinking about getting crafty this summer and this is a great place to start.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysJune 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm
These would be such a hit where I live. People in the south love their mason jars!
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita saysJune 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm
I absolutely love these! They’re the perfect base for a centerpiece or just to hold some flags. Wonderful!
Tammi @ My Organized Chaos saysJune 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm
Oh wow, those are completely adorable! Easy to make too and boy do they ever make a big statement! Love this!
Kori Tomelden saysJune 15, 2015 at 7:32 pm
I love how easy those are to do! I’ll have to be on the lookout for mason jars next time I’m at the store.
Diana Villa saysJune 15, 2015 at 7:33 pm
Those Jars are so pretty! Me and my family love recycling. Me and my daughter are going to have fun making those, thanks 😀
Nancy (@spiffykerms) saysJune 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Cute idea. I think I’m going to make some for Canada Day, even though I live in the USA – I’m still patriotic! 🙂
susan saysJune 15, 2015 at 8:20 pm
We have quite a few mason jars laying around our house… This would be a great project for my daughter some summer fun!
Kristin saysJune 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm
I love these!! It’s finally a craft I can manage (so I pinned it for 4th of July)!!
Ronda Ogilvie saysJune 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm
Oh my, this is a super cute fabulous idea! I absolutely love these!!
Alli saysJune 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Your patriotic mason jars are adorable! What a fun project for the 4th of July! I think I could definitely do this.
Christy Maurer saysJune 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Those are so cute! It looks like it takes almost no time at all. I love the flowers you put in them. It really makes them pop!
Valerie saysJune 15, 2015 at 10:53 pm
These are adorable! They would make a great centerpiece for any patriotic holiday! Love them!
Amber Edwards saysJune 15, 2015 at 11:22 pm
I saw these on pinterest earlier today and thought they were so stinking cute! I just love it! So patriotic and fun too!
michele d saysJune 15, 2015 at 11:33 pm
What a cute idea for the Fourth of July. They look so simple to make too. I should try it.
Melissa saysJune 16, 2015 at 12:09 am
Wow! What a great craft, my daughter and I will now have a way to celebrate the fourth of July. Thanks for sharing this cute idea!
Dee Mauser saysJune 16, 2015 at 12:29 am
How pretty! These would make nice Father’s Day gifts, especially for those veterans.
celebbabylaundry saysJune 16, 2015 at 12:55 am
This is a really nice thing to do! Love the colors and what a great patriotic thing to have outside in front of your house.
Marcie W. saysJune 16, 2015 at 1:08 am
These jars are so super cute and I like the rustic feel they provide. They would make an amazing centerpiece for our Fourth Of July BBQ as well.
Aubrey saysJune 16, 2015 at 1:11 am
What a cute 4th of July decoration. Great and in expensive way to make your tables cuter.
Jessica Simms saysJune 16, 2015 at 1:58 am
This looks so easy and neat! My grandmother will love this!
Lori Felix saysJune 16, 2015 at 2:54 am
That looks like a great project to entertain the kids with at my Fourth of Joly party. We can fill them with candy and use them as party favors.
Sarah @ Must Have Mom saysJune 16, 2015 at 2:58 am
These are soo craft! How Fun!
Raijean saysJune 16, 2015 at 2:59 am
NOw this is cute and unique. I’ll have to do this with the boychild.
Ann Bacciaglia saysJune 16, 2015 at 3:17 am
This is such a cute idea. I will have ot make some up for my house. The fourth of July is also my Daughters birthday.
Terry saysJune 15, 2015 at 11:54 pm
How festive and I love them. We are going to be traveling this year for the 4th. I might have to make these and take them with us to our destination.
CourtneyLynne saysJune 16, 2015 at 4:13 am
Omg these mason jars are just wayyyy too cute!!! Totally love them. Might just need to make afew up for the 4th!
Autumn @Mamachallenge saysJune 16, 2015 at 6:10 am
These are really cute! I love how easy it is to make them!
Vera Sweeney saysJune 16, 2015 at 6:40 am
These are beautiful vases that you made!! I love how Mason Jars can be made into so many different crafts.
Mistee Dawn saysJune 16, 2015 at 3:57 am
These are so cute. I really like them. My daughter would love to make these with me! Thanks for sharing.
R U S S saysJune 16, 2015 at 9:53 am
I love mason jars! You can be very creative with them and make the cutest projects. I like what you did here; I just need to know where I can get the chalky finish paint here. The jar with the red and white stripes is my favorite.
Ourfamilyworld saysJune 16, 2015 at 10:29 am
That’s a cute idea. I have a lot of mason jars at home that I can use for this project. Thanks!
Chubskulit Rose saysJune 16, 2015 at 12:23 pm
This is such a beautiful project to do for the 4th of July celebration. I will have to do this with my kids who love to do projects at home.
Debi- Lifestyle Blogger saysJune 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm
These are adorable and so easy. I can see many uses for them.
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations saysJune 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm
WOW, these are so pretty. So simple to make!
dawn saysJune 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm
This is sooo cute. Very creative and looks fun.
Melissa saysJune 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm
I absolutely love these! So great for this summer.
Jeanine saysJune 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm
These are awesome! So very cute. I could even do these for Canada day! I would love these on my table. So creative and adorable!
Lynndee saysJune 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm
You are so creative. They are really pretty and easy to make indeed. Gotta love simple projects like that.
Uplifting Families saysJune 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm
These are so cute. They would be perfect for 4th of July center piece or even wedding centerpieces (of course you probably don’t want red, white, and blue). Just alter the colors and enjoy. 🙂
Kisa Johnson saysJune 16, 2015 at 7:03 pm
Aww, those are pretty darn cute! This looks like something I could have my kiddos make easily! 😉
Krystal saysJune 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm
I love decorating with mason jars. This is such a creative way to do so for the Fourth of July! I hope to recreate these!
lena saysJune 16, 2015 at 9:54 pm
Isn;t it awesome. I love how an average can can become something pretty cool looking!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas saysJune 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm
I love that these look easy AND they can be used for multiple holidays! Or even all year round – patriotism applies every day, right?
Bonnie @ wemake7 saysJune 17, 2015 at 12:24 am
I really love this idea and they came out really nice. We have some leftover mason jars here and I would love to try making these.
HilLesha saysJune 17, 2015 at 1:33 am
I’ll admit that I’m not a patriotic person, but I’ll have to admit that this is simply beautiful! You did such a wonderful job. 🙂
kristin saysJune 17, 2015 at 2:46 am
My kids love painting. This would be something fun for them to do.
Jon saysJune 17, 2015 at 3:11 am
Nice and easy craft that can be done with the kids., Thanks for the idea!
Lauren saysJune 17, 2015 at 7:03 am
Those are so cute! I love mason jar crafts!
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies saysJune 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm
These are so simple and cute! I love simple and creative crafts like this – Being Canadian I could see myself making a Canadian version of this for Canada day!
Theresa saysJune 18, 2015 at 10:57 pm
These look so beautiful! Awesome job making them. I’d like to try this too!
Michellette MimiCuteLips Green saysJune 18, 2015 at 11:36 pm
I love a good DIY project with the kids. This is a good one, I have 4 jars right now doing nothing.
Yona Williams saysJune 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm
I am lovin’ the patterns and colors of this patriotic craft. It looks really easy to do and doesn’t look like it takes a lot of time.
Bree @ HalfPennyBlog saysJune 19, 2015 at 3:34 am
These are adorable! My husband is super patriotic (probably comes with being military) and he would love if we had these in our home.
Nidhi saysJuly 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm
Wow, these are really cute. I will definitely try them out. I like how easy to make it. thanks
Veronica Lee saysJanuary 2, 2017 at 5:51 am
Love this patriotic craft. A great DIY project with the kids.
mycraftingworld saysApril 2, 2017 at 6:54 am
I like this. It is easy for the young ones to do. We can use them to hold eating utensils for the picnic table. Thank you for the idea.
mycraftingworld saysOctober 29, 2017 at 6:47 am
We are making these with Christmas themed jars. We are making them Christmas Red and putting stickers on them. We are putting candy canes in them. Thank you for the idea.