Sunday, October 13, 2013

Painted Mason Jar Vases


 Painted Mason Jar Vases

I have seen a number of painted Mason Jar vases as of late.
I've seen them painted in array of colors for weddings, parties and events. 
I just love them!  
I wanted a set for myself......  so off to the thrift store I went.
I not only found several old Mason Jars....  but also found a wire basket and an antique tole tray.
I purchased a hand full of cheap acrylic paints (.79 from Michael's) in cream, harvest gold, pumpkin, spice and brown.  I cleaned the jars and wiped them down with alcohol (so the paint will stick).  I painted each jar a different color.  Two coats did the trick.  After drying completely.....  I took fine sandpaper and distressed them a little.  To finish.....  I embellished them with bits of vintage lace, flowers and rusty metal leaves. 
They just happened to fit perfectly in the old wire basket.  I adorned the basket with a piece of tea dyed fringe from an old chenille bedspread.
A bit of this and little of that......  and you have a wonderful Fall display.
Total cost.......  about $12.

Blessings to all.

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NanaDiana said...

Those are beautiful, Elizabeth. I really like all the sweet bits of embellishments you used on them, too. Very pretty display of them-xo Diana

lala said...

Your jars came out great - definitely going to do this. You have such wonderful Fall decorating ideas - I have already made the Fall banner for my dining room mirror and some small fabric pumpkins. The jars will be on a silver tray for the buffet. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas - this has been the easiest & fun holiday decorating for me ever!!!

Alessandra said...

The jars are so lovely with laces. Great job!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Elizabeth, I have never seen this idea, very cute! I am thinking of trying this, I believe I have everything already to make them. If they work out for me, you just may see me post it!
Blessings Always, Roxy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

These are just adorable and I love that basket too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love painting Ball jars--you did a lovely job with these with your little extra touches!

Unknown said...

You did a beautiful job on the painted mason jars. I love how they turned out. Thanks for the simple tutorial. Happy Pink Saturday!

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

So Sweet Elizabeth! I love all the possibilities with mason jars. Beautiful display.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

pinkkandy said...

very pretty
Hoping this week-end finds you filled with peace...alot of joy..and some coziness..

Kathy said...

These are gorgeous - love the colors and how you embellished them! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Kathy Penney said...

I love the colors you chose! Jar Crafts are one of my favorites. These turned out so pretty! Thank you for sharing at All Things Pretty.

Jennelise said...

Beautiful! I love the tatty bits of lace you have used. :)

Tea in the Library said...

I have not seen these before! Loving it!