Painted Mason Jars

So I’m terrible at gift giving.  I never know what to give.  So when going to my friend’s birthday this weekend I had no idea what to bring.  I recently painted a couple of mason jars for myself and loved them.  So I thought this might be a cute gift to make for her.

I felt especially confident giving these to her after my 4 year old’s comment.  He saw them and said “Mom are you throwing those rickety old things in the garbage”.  Man kid you’re harsh.  I guess he has serious doubts about my crafting abilities.

But I gave them to her anyways.  What does a 4-year-old really know.

To make them I simply painted the jars with some latex paint (2 coats).  Lightly roughed them up with some sandpaper.  Then tore a couple of strips of fabric and tied them around the top of the jars (I tore it to give the fabric the worn (rickety) look).

I think I’m going to make up a bunch and have them on hand for:

  • Hostess Gifts
  • Christmas Presents
  • Teacher Gifts
  • Vases for giving flowers in
  • Stocking Stuffers

If I had been more on top of things I would have filled them with some candy or flowers or something.  But of course I wasn’t.

14 thoughts on “Painted Mason Jars

  1. Hi Danielle. I have followed you for a while and I’d like to thank you for supplying me with a multiple amount of ideas ! The last project was the painted mason jars and they are exquisite ! I filled some with bamboo shoots , others with rooting plants and some I just decorated with swirls or chevron prints . I gifted them out and everyone loved them. Thank you, thank you, thank you !

  2. Hi, I love these especially with the fabric! I love jars and gifts in jars as well. I saw your craft on Sumo’s Sweet STuff, I’m #228. Cheers, Lisa

  3. I think your rickety old jars look marvelous. I’d be excited to receive them as a gift. In fact, you inspire me to make some.

Comments are closed.