Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DIY Glitter Mint and Gold Mason Jar

DIY Mason Jar with Glitter and Paint
Happy Tuesday! When I posted the glitter mason jar on Friday's post, I got quite a few emails asking how I did it, so I decided to create a post on it. It's been a while since I've done a DIY post, so it was the perfect opportunity.

This is seriously one of the easiest DIY's ever. It will literally take you 5 minutes, and it looks so pretty after! 
(PS - if you have time, vote on the poll on my side bar! It's only one question!)

DIY mason jar with glitter and paint

You'll Need: 
--->Mod Podge
--->Extra Fine Glitter
--->Paint Brush
--->Mason Jar
--->Martha Stewart Multi Surface Pearl Sheen Paint
DIY Mason Jar with glitter and paint
 The first thing you need to do is tape off how high you want your glitter. I just used scotch tape. You could use painters tape if you are obsessive about fine lines, but I was okay if mine didn't look perfectly straight. It ended up being pretty darn accurate.
Cover the bottom outside surface with the mod podge, and sprinkle on the glitter. Use fine glitter if you want the look I got. If you want a more grainy look, then use regular glitter.
Then, peel the tape off. You don't need to wait for the glue to dry.
DIY Glitter and Paint Mason Jar
DIY mason jar paint and glitter
 Then take your paint, and squirt a bunch of it around the opening on the INSIDE and let it drain down the inside as much as it will. I have heard that if you add a little baby oil to the paint it will help with this, but I didn't need it. You will need a LOT of the paint. Not the whole bottle, but plenty of it. After the paint has spread as much as it will by its own use the paint brush to "push" it around. Try not to leave a bunch of paint brush marks. To help with this, use a very soft brush, not one with stiff bristles. I think the pearl sheen on the paint also helped hide the brush strokes. The more matte your paint, the more I think the brush strokes will show. 
do it yourself gitter and paint mason jar
 The inside of your jar WILL look ugly. But the outside won't! All that is left is to let your paint dry!
do it yourself glitter and paint mason jar
Do it yourself paint and glitter mason jar
 What color will you paint yours?!
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  1. Love it!! Mine would probably be a pretty mint or teal color for sure :)

  2. I'm so glad you did this - I have everything to create this and the tutorial is so quick and easy!! Really happy that you've decided you start your own etsy shop too - it's going to do fantastic!!

  3. LOVE this!!! I made mine awhile ago and sadly some of the glitter is coming off (I should have used the extra fine glitter instead of the chunky) so I'm thinking I'm going to need to redo one soon!

    <3, Pamela

  4. Oh my gosh, this is such a great diy post, I'm so glad you did it! I'm looking for inexpensive ways to decorate my college apartment next year and this will be great as a pencil holder, make up brush holder, or a a vase!

    Thanks so Much for sharing
    -Tatianna Barry


  5. I cant wait to try this!So cute!

  6. Love this diy - it's so cute!


  7. This is such a cute idea! Love the mint and gold!

    <3 Shannon

  8. seriously girl, you're so fancy! i have to try this :)

  9. Cute! I love how it turned out. I like the idea of painting the inside.

  10. If i could find proper Mason glasses in Australia i would definitely make this! I need storage for my brushes, and this gave me some inspiration! Thank you! Can't wait to see what else you have on your blog! <3 mishmsxo

  11. I put paint inside a wine bottle to paint it without it looking like it was painted on the outside.. it's hard to get a paint brush in there to actually do anything so I put the bottle underneath hot water to warm up the paint a little bit so it would move around easier.. This is ssoooooooo cute! I love the colors!

  12. What a great DIY! Mine would probably be some form of gold and coral.

  13. Gorgeous! And I think is a DIY I could even tackle :) Would look great with some fresh flowers in it!!


  14. SO glad you posted this! I have so many around the house that could use some 'sprucing up'! Love it!

  15. Those are so pretty and I have like 10 mason jars at home! Need to start crafting one of these weekends!

  16. I love it! I will have to keep this in my for future parties or showers, it would make great decoration! And you're right, doesn't seem too difficult!

  17. so fun! love the gold glitter sparkles! such a cute project!

  18. Totally cute! I love modpodge, its the best stuff invented, I'm pretty sure! ;)

  19. This turned out SO cute! I might have to make some of these for makeup brush storage!

  20. These are too cute! Definitely going to make a couple for makeup brushes!

  21. So cute!! And I definitely think I could do this :)

  22. Thank you for posting the DIY for this. I think this might be a perfect project for a rainy day because this would great for my desk at work. I'm curious-- Did you ever try this using different paint colors---wondering if some colors work better than others.

  23. this is so pretty! i love that shade of green!

  24. So great!! I would have never thought about the paint on the inside!!

  25. These are so great! I made glitter mason jars for my wedding! They are so easy and cute!

  26. Ohhhhh so pretty!!! I would probably paint it pink ;-) I voted!!

  27. This is gorgeous. I love the color combination. And I love anything with glitter.

  28. I was hopin for a DIY on this!! Does the glitter "shed" with the modpodge? Or is it all staying intact?


  29. I absolutely love this, you could use it for so many different things!!! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you did pictures for each step so I can easily follow along :)


  30. So cute and easy, love this! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Love this DIY! So much fun!

    xo Kylie

  32. love that mason jar! i'd do mine green too. they now sell green ones at world market!

  33. This is so much easier than I thought it would be! These would make such cute gifts!

    Love Always,