Dear, dear friends and internet strangers – a gaping void has been filled in my life. What was once a wasteland home of design flaw and beige boredom is now a sea of glorious…blue mason jars. I know what you’re thinking: “I have no time/interest in reading another lame mason jar post from an amateur blogger looking for SEO value, the lowest common denominator reader and a gateway into craft and DIY posts.” Well this is not that post. Because this post is about blue mason jars. Now, let’s continue.
The blue mason jar is one of God’s most versatile gifts to man. It can be used to hold precious things like candy and cocktails, or used for decoration around the house. No alterations necessary. It is perfect as is.
But if you are the kind of person who can’t leave good enough alone, here is a way to
mess them up alter them.
I need to give credit to blogger Whitney from Amuse Bouche for this great project!
- Blue or clear mason jars (duh!), left over booze bottles, whatever you can spraypaint that isn’t glued to the floor
- spray primer – 1 can (I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Flat White)
- spray paint of choice – 1 can (I used Rust-Oleum Flat Protective Enamel)
Spray paint the jars one at a time sitting on a phone book, cardboard, gravel, whatever surface you don’t really care about anymore. Start with 1 coat of primer, followed by 2 coats of paint.
The finished product is pretty cool! You can also do this with bourbon bottles (as shown), wine bottles or whatever other glass objects aren’t nailed to the floor.
Happy crafting, friends!