painted mason jars

There are dozens of unused mason jars in my kitchen cupboard from years of canning tuna that I devastatingly have not been able to do since moving to the east coast (Dad, that is your cue to send tuna our way, please).  Due to this, mason jars became a common item for little things around the house: holding spare clothespins for quick access in the kitchen,

a cute presentation for treats, little rustic vases in the bathroom, and a hot beverage cup before I purchased actual coffee mugs.  I was inspired by an image on Pinterest to spice up a few of my faithful decorations by giving them a coat of metallic paint.  Look what a difference it made!

{Two reasons I love this idea: Mason jars are très cheap (approximately one dollar each) and even the least crafty gal can hold a can of spray paint.  A few coats may be needed and make sure each coat is dry before adding more.}

{I mixed tall and skinny with short and stout to add to the rustic vibe.  Also, remember The Rule of Three!}


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  2. alexandriamarie1 says:

    I love that you did this! I have pinned said pinterest image on my “Craft” board but have yet to follow through with it and I am so glad someone I know did. They look adorable!!

  3. this is such a great idea! i have a couple of extra mason jars and now i know exactly how to use them. thanks for sharing! xx

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