DIY Antiqued Mason Jars
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I’ve always been drawn to DIY projects. As a child, I’d watch my mom design and sew clothes for everyone in our family, and I’d stare in awe as my grandmother created intricate floral arrangements for weddings and parties in a matter of minutes. That curiosity towards the creative process has never gone away, but throughout my life I realized that I’m much more talented in the performing arts than the fine arts. I can think of projects to start, but I don’t really have the technical skills to complete the job the way I’ve envisioned it. Now that my husband and I are getting settled in our new home, I’ve been itching to try some crafty DIY projects to add some personality to our space! I knew that I needed some professional guidance before I started a new craft, so I reached to my ridiculously talented sister-in-law Megan for a few tips…meaning I asked for a craft idea that I couldn’t mess up! In only a few minutes, she taught me how to create the most adorable DIY antiqued mason jars that add a shabby chic touch to any room.
This month, Ace Hardware launched their 31 Days of Color campaign, where they’re sharing 31 ideas for how to bring your painting inspiration to life. I picked the Valspar paint in Peach Posey as my color inspiration because the rosy peach shade reminds me of warm spring days. Keep reading to learn how you can create this unique DIY craft in only three easy steps using Valspar paint from Ace Hardware!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
For this simple project, you’ll only need a few supplies. I’d recommend heading to the Ace Paint Studio at Ace Hardware to pick up a $0.99 pint sample of paint, which is more than enough paint for this project! I used the Valspar shade Peach Posey, but you can use any color that matches your home decor color palette. You’ll also need scrap paper, a paint brush or paint roller, mason jars, and sandpaper.
Step 2: Paint The Mason Jars
Once your supplies are ready to go, lay out the scrap paper and place your mason jars on top to prevent the paint from dripping onto your floors. Simply paint the mason jars with a small brush and allow them to air dry until they’re no longer wet and sticky. The Valspar paint in Peach Posey is such a fun color for spring, and the smooth and thick formula covered the jars completely in only one coat. I’m definitely going to pick up a few more colors of this project for the rest of my spring projects!
Step 3: Sand The Mason Jars
When your mason jars are completely dry, use a piece of sandpaper to scratch off some of the paint. You don’t need to be careful at all during this part. The more scratched it gets, the more aged it will look. I promise it’s basically foolproof! Plus, if you did make any mistakes in the painting process, you can just sand them off.
After only a few seconds of sanding, you’ll create an antiqued, shabby chic mason jar that would cost a pretty penny in a fancy home decor store!
My favorite way to use these precious jars is to fill them with fresh flowers. The bright color of the jar adds a touch of spring to my desktop, and it looks amazing on your dinner table as well.
These DIY antiqued mason jars also make perfect storage containers. I made two extra jars to hold my lipglosses and eyeliners, but they’re also perfect for holding office supplies on your desk! These antiqued mason jars are a fun and easy craft that you can complete in only a few hours, and you won’t be disappointed with the results! It’s a lot of fun to do with friends or kids, so get the whole family involved.
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What’s your favorite color for spring?
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