Patriotic Frosted Mason Jar in 15 Minutes or Less

It is the final day of Craft Lightning and I am showing you how to make a great patriotic frosted mason jar in under 15 minutes.  You can also apply this same technique to make other frosted glass mason jars as well.  I even have another example at the bottom of this post for you.  First of all if you have missed any of Craft Lightning this week be sure to check out the rounds ups from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.  Plus you have one more day to link up your craft to our quick crafts linky party.  Stay tuned right here as tomorrow I will be giving you the round up of the series and you don’t want to miss it.  Now lets craft a mason jar.

Make frosted glass mason jars in a variety of themes.  This patriotic mason jar is just one idea in this post about painting glass mason jars.
 
 

I started with the Frost Gloss Enamels that I was sent from Decoart.  These paints are actually all available at Michaels and other craft stores.  These paints are frosted glass paints and they are what make this project so easy and foolproof.  I have used the technique of dying glass with food coloring and Mod Podge.  Did you know that your work will fade after a few months?  I was left with completely white jars after leaving mine on the porch for a short period after using that technique   If I am going to put my effort into making great mason jar crafts, I want them to last so it is glass paint for me from now on.    

Make frosted glass mason jars in a variety of themes.  This patriotic mason jar is just one idea in this post about painting glass mason jars.
 
Start by cleaning your glass really well with alcohol.  It is best to do this to any glass before painting it.     
Make frosted glass mason jars in a variety of themes.  This patriotic mason jar is just one idea in this post about painting glass mason jars.
 
I had a glass painting kit from Decoart that had these cosmetic sponges already in it but you could pick these up anywhere.  Just dab on some of the frosted gloss enamel.  
Make frosted glass mason jars in a variety of themes.  This patriotic mason jar is just one idea in this post about painting glass mason jars.
 
I just eyeballed the lines and started applying the paint.  Keep brushing down with your sponge until the paint is nice and even.  These enamels dry really quickly which is another great thing about these paints.  
Make frosted glass mason jars in a variety of themes.  This patriotic mason jar is just one idea in this post about painting glass mason jars.

Then just continue up the jar with your other colors.  Obviously my patriotic mason jar used red, white and blue.

Make frosted glass mason jars in a variety of themes.  This patriotic mason jar is just one idea in this post about painting glass mason jars.
 
I also made a rainbow themed mason jar while I had all of my paints out.  I am telling you this project is so simple you will make a dozen before you know it.  
Make frosted glass mason jars in a variety of themes.  This patriotic mason jar is just one idea in this post about painting glass mason jars.

These will be great in your home’s decor, as table centerpieces, or even as gifts.  After the product dries, you have to bake the jars to make the paint permanent.  Because the paint is on the outside of the jar, you are safe to add water and flowers as shown.  This type of paint is not food safe and you should make sure no food touches the painted area.  Many thanks to Decoart for sponsoring my blog and sending product so I can make fabulous jars like these.
Can’t get enough quick and easy crafts?  Stay tuned as I wrap up Craft Lightning by tomorrow!

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Angie, These are great! I just happened upon some of those old blue/green ones, I love them! When I decorate my new place I will do this to some of my clear ones. They come out so pretty.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

  2. says

    I will sure have to look for that paint. Your patriotic jar is so pretty and so handy. Will look good with a candle lit at night. Maybe color some epsom salts also with your candle. Pretty.

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