Today's DIY project is painting mason jars your favorite color! I made mine turquoise.
I love mason jars! They have an endless amount of uses and really just add an extra cuteness to everything. My favorite are the aqua Ball jars, but they are always so hard to find at thrift stores and shipping prices when buying them off Etsy or Ebay are not friendly. So why not replicate the look by painting regular mason jars? With a little more investigation I found out about Vitrea glass paint, and how it comes in lots of pretty colors, not just turquoise.
What you'll need:
Vitrea paint in the color of your choice
Paint thinner (optional)
Squirt a pea-sized dab of the Vitrea paint onto the small dish. If you decide to use paint thinner to give your mason jar a more opaque look, combine a dab of thinner with your paint and mix.
Put your mason jar on a paint-friendly surface. Using your paint brush, make long even strokes from the top to the bottom of the glass. I experimented with a normal paint brush and a sponge paint brush and I settled on the sponge brush.
Once the jar is completely painted it needs to dry for 24 hours. Once dried, it needs to be cured in the oven. Follow the instructions on your paint bottle. I baked mine at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.
After the jar cools you can add some pretty lace and twine if you'd like, and it's ready for flowers, or anything else you want to store in a pretty jar. This would be a great DIY project for wedding centerpieces. You could have flowers in mason jars that match the wedding colors!