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Melinda
Devoted September 2017 Ontario

Mason jar painting

Melinda, on July 17, 2017 at 09:25 Posted in DIY 1 12
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Hi everyone,

I started painting some mason jars this weekend and thought I would share this tip. Originally I was planning to use chalk paint because I saw that used on pinterest and I really liked the effect. I looked at Canadian Tire first because we don't have a Michaels close by, but they only had one colour and it wasn't what I wanted. That's where I also discovered that chalk paint is super expensive compared to what I expected! Around $30 for one small can of about 500mL. So I went to the dollar store and bought some acrylic paint, they were $1.25 each, total came to less than $15 for everything I needed . The acrylic paint worked perfect, looks just the same as chalk paint, exactly the look I am going for. I bought a can of matte sealant that I will put over them afterwards (at Michaels, for about $11 but I had a 40% off coupon). I'm planning to distress the jars a bit with sand paper before I apply the sealant. I'll post the finish product. Oh and I got the jars and picture frames at Value Village for super cheap too Smiley smile

Just wanted to share in case anyone else is planning to do this - don't spend tons of money on expensive chalk paint, good old dollar store will do the trick!


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Latest activity by Sebastian, on October 20, 2021 at 03:37
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Great diy tip for sanvings and self projects.
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  • Sonja
    VIP September 2017 Ontario
    Sonja ·
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    Thanks for the tip. They look very nice. I love Value Village for items like picture frames, decorative flowers, etc.

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  • Laura
    Super September 2017 Alberta
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    So cute! I love them! Smiley heart

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  • Melinda
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
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    Thanks! Yes, we are using as part of our centerpieces. Our guests will be seated at 6 foot tables and each table will have a crate/flower pot centerpiece in the middle and then we will put one mason jar with flowers on either side. The crates are a bit too bulky to have 3 on each table and having only 1 per table would not be enough, so we are going with mason jars as well. They will be spread out evenly along the length of the table. We're also using them as general décor for the catering table, guestbook table, etc. Wherever there is an area that needs some colour!

    Crates will look like this:

    crate

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  • Ashley
    Super June 2018 Alberta
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    Very cool idea. Are you using them for your centerpieces?

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  • Melinda
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
    Melinda ·
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    They turned out awesome! Exactly the look I wanted!

    before (right), after (left)before (right), after (left)

    mason jars


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  • Zoë
    Master June 2020 Ontario
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    Hi Melinda! It looks so cute! Thanks so much for the tip!! Smiley love

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Nice! Great tips!

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  • Lesley
    Super September 2017 Manitoba
    Lesley ·
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    Very cute. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  • Kacy
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    *for
    LOL I should have spell checked before hitting "reply"
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  • Kacy
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    Amazing! Great tips, thanks foot sharing xo
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
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    Great tip! Thanks! Saving where you can is always a good thing and it is awesome to share that with this community. The jars look great!

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