We have a ton of mason jars left over from our wedding (which was almost two years ago), and I've been telling myself that I need to do something cool with them ever since. Last week I was picking out paint colors for the nursery and spotted some gold spray paint out of the corner of my eye. Suddenly I knew what to do with those mason jars stacked up in my garage. I love the way metallic gold paint looks against flat black paint, so I grabbed a container of each, went back to my studio, and got to work. This project is a great way to transform plain glass jars into beautiful containers that can be used to hold almost anything (office supplies, beauty supplies, utensils, buttons, etc.) and also make gorgeous vases or candle holders. The pattern possibilities are endless too!
- Mason jars (or any empty glass jars)
- ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape
- Metallic gold spray paint
- Flat black spray paint (or any matte color)
- Optional: Hole punch (for polka dot patterns)
- Optional: X-acto knife and straight edge (to cut tape into thinner stripes)
1. Remove lids, then rinse or wipe down jars to remove any dust and allow to thoroughly dry. Put down plastic or newspaper in a well ventilated area or outside, and place your jars with the tops down. TIP: To create a steady surface on grass, use an old palette.
2. Spray your jars completely with the flat black (or other matte color) paint, and allow to dry for several hours.
3. Now for the fun part! Once the base paint has thoroughly dried, use ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to tape off sections of your jars to create patterns. If you're feeling extra creative, use a hole punch to punch out holes on pieces of tape to create polka dots. You can also use an X-acto knit and a straight edge to cut thinner strips of tape for different sized stripes. When done taping, place your jars on your plastic or newspaper again.
4. Spray the taped jars with the metallic paint. Allow to dry for several hours.
5. Remove the tape and admire your new containers!
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