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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)
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?