Have you ever thought to make your mason jars look like sea glass? It sounds hard, but it’s a super easy thing to do with sea glass paint. Learn how to quickly make painted mason jars yourself!
Sea glass has a very distinctive and timeless look. Maybe it has something to do with the constant churning of the ocean waves. Does anyone else pick up pieces of sea glass when they walk on the beach? 😁
If you love sea glass as much as I do, check out my Decorative Flower Pots with Sea Glass and Sea Glass Monogram!
I saw this sea glass paint a while back and immediately fell in love with it. I knew I just had to use it to paint a trio of mason jars to enjoy some additional sea glass decor for my home.
They look gorgeous in beach or nautical-themed rooms! You can use them as a vase for flowers, a candle holder, a gift holder, and more.
Without further ado, let’s dive right in and get started making this simple project.
Supplies Needed To Make Sea Glass Painted Mason Jars
This painted mason jar project couldn’t be easier! All you need are 3 supplies.
- Pint mason jars
- Sea glass paint (this frosted glass paint will work as well if the sea glass is out of stock)
- Sponge pouncer brush
How To Make Painted Mason Jars
I thought I would make a quick video to show how I have been using the sea glass paint. You can actually watch me paint one of these jars live below. Be sure to like us on Facebook for more great content like this!
Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? I’ve got them all written out below so you don’t miss a thing. Don’t forget to grab the printable project card down below so that you have it handy when you’re ready to begin your painted mason jars project!
Make sure your mason jars are clean and dry. Just to be certain, I recommend cleaning them with rubbing alcohol and allowing them to dry completely. Once they’re clean, don’t touch the glass surface or you’ll deposit oils from your hands which will affect your paint.
Then, use a pouncer brush to apply the sea glass paint to your mason jar. This gives the tumbled sea glass look to your jars. If you want a smoother finish, use a regular brush instead.
Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
Tie on a piece of rope or thick twine to really give the authentic nautical feel of these beautiful jars.
That’s it! It really is that easy, y’all. You can create your own painted mason jars in just minutes.
Pick up some sea glass paint and make some sea glass jars of your very own.
This paint would look great on some other projects as well, like the large bottle in the background of this picture or Sea Glass Wind Chimes. 😁 Give it a try because I know you will love how easy it is and the way it looks!
The very BEST part is that you only need just one coat of paint!
Want some more idea for crafts with jars? Try the bloggers joining in our series below!
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- Pint mason jars
- Sea glass paint frosted glass paint will work as well if the sea glass paint is out of stock
- Sponge pouncer brush
- Start with clean and dry sea glass painted mason jars. You can clean them with rubbing alcohol and let them dry completely. Be careful not to touch the glass surface after they are cleaned as the oils from your hands can affect your paint.
- Then apply the sea glass paint with a pouncer brush. This gives you a tumbled sea glass look on your jars. You can also apply with a regular brush to get a smoother finish.
- Allow your jars and paint to dry completely.
- You can then tie on some rope if you want to add to the nautical feel of these jars and give them a finished look.
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Those are beautiful, Angie!
I really love these Angie! The colors are fabulous! So great to be hanging out with you this week!!! Sending hugs : )
These are beautiful! I didn’t even know there was sea glass paint!
Thanks for sharing.
Hi, beautiful tutorial! I have couple of old jars with neat patters, but I haven’t been able to remove the lime scale on the inside. Do you think this would work to highlight the patterns? One is ridges and the other is lattice and the patterns are raised on the outside. Thank you.
It probably would! You might give it a try on one as a test!
Hi thanks for all the info. I also love the nautical look my family and friends also receive my creations. Not sure where I can buy this paint I’m in Australia. Must go looking. Keep up the info, cheers!
I tried and got streaks…
Did you use a regular paint brush or a sponge pouncer brush? That will make a big difference.
How do I make it dishwasher safe?
Not sure if this paint can be made dishwasher safe! Sorry!
I just ran across this site on Pintrest. I am interested in lots of crafts, but my main passion is card making. This sea glass paint is so gorgeous, how about using it on acetate for paper crafting?
You definitely can!
could you use the Art Deco frosted enamel paints for this ?? How would it compare to the Sea glassPaint?
I have used both and I like the sea glass paint better for this particular look.
Could I do this technique on clear lamp bases? How durable would it be?
It should work and be totally durable!
how do you get the jar off your hand
I touch it on the bottom with one finger and rest the lip on a piece of cardboard or paper. Remove my hand then paint over the place where I touched on the bottom.
Lovely! Where can I find the instructions for baking after the jar has been painted?
I’m not sure, I didn’t bake mine.