Current Obession: MASON JARS… again.

“Heyyyy… YIIIKES.”

Hi there little blog, I’ve missed you these past couple of days! I swear I’m not intentionally neglecting you! Long story short: Work is mad crazy. Pretty short, right? There is a lot of bad timing happening in my little work life with ends of contracts, planning our summit and generally trying to keep up with daily demand. It’s been a little crazy! But with crazy and hecticness comes drive-by weeks and luxurious weekends. Ok, they’re not very luxurious, but I welcome the relaxation and chance to catch up with my personal life.

Yesterday we had Girls Craft Night and made monogram pillows! I can’t wait to show them to you! They were super cute! But we’ll wait for the next blog post for that.

My sister recently got married and we’re having a party in August to celebrate her and her hubby! The theme is, what she calls, “White trash wedding” although I perfer to reference it as “Country Vintage Chic”… it has a better ring to it, no? 😉 I’ve been helping her with the planning and designing and have designed their invitation. I can’t wait to do a post about that as well! I think it’s going to be fabulous and we all have so many neat ideas!

One thing that my sister wants to incorperate, of course, is mason jars. Because that’s how awesome of a family we are: completely obsessed with mason jars. That is actually our next craft night but of course I can’t wait for another few weeks to go by! You already know my obession with painting mason jars, glitterizing them, what have you… basically just bedazziling the crap out of them! I’m getting a little tired of my current jar at work if you can believe that and since my job is “governmental/military” I thought, we need some MORE patrioticness in this cube!

Ok, so it’s more for Independence Day but at least it will go with the decor of the office!

I decided to do the “staining” glass this time…

My tools! Mod Podge, Glue/Water, Glitter, food dye, sponge brushes… oh and a jar… that is helpful… general awesome. I put the paint in there just in case the food dye wasn’t going to be enough.

I put together 3 parts glue/water mixture, 1 part mod podge, a few drops of blue (neon dye), mix.

I painted a gradient coat from the top to the middle and let it dry before doing the red coat.

Now for the red stain! I did the same: 3 parts glue/water, 1 part mod podge and I added glitter! And then a couple drops of red food dye.

So I did the red on the bottom of the first jar and had a lot left over so I got another jar and basically poured it on the bottom… it looks a little wounded, don’t you think? :/

I wanted to see what they looked like with some candles inside… perrrty! 🙂 These could be good as illuminaries as well!

Behold, the finished jar! I tied a bit of white tulle around it and stuck in some flowers… patriotic, no?! Can’t wait to take this and display it at work!

What do you think? I finished off the jar with some glossy sealer and it looked much more stained, I’m loving it! I need to finish off the second jar and maybe stick some white and blue flowers in it. I’m pretty happy with the outcome 🙂

Until the pillow post!

8 thoughts on “Current Obession: MASON JARS… again.

  1. Wow – this is actually so helpful! I have a small collection of bottles and jars and old perfume bottles that I thought were to pretty to throw away and I keep telling myself that I’ll use them as vases or pencil pots or something but I still haven’t. And now I know what to do! Thank you!

    • No problem! There are so many different things you can do with them I’ve found: painting, staining, wrapping, mod-podging! Have fun and can’t wait to see your finished products!

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    • Thanks! There is also a way you can make them waterproof and bake them after painting, definitely will be trying that as well. Definitely post pictures!! I’d love to see how they turn out!

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