DIY: Mason Jar Vases


Over the weekend I decided to spruce up some old mason jars. I first saw these on Pinterest and then discovered this DIY and basically fell in love with the idea. Who knew that with a little spray paint you could give an old jar a completely new look? Here's how to make your own...

What you'll need:
  • mason jars
  • spray paint
  • shipping labels
  • x-acto knife or scissors
  • fresh flowers
Use your shipping label paper to print your silhouette of choice. I know, I'm on a deer kick right now. Cut out your silhouette and stick it to the jar.

Spray paint your jars. If your jars do not have a silhouette sticker, you can paint both the inside and the outside. If your jars do have a silhouette sticker, flip them over and only paint the outside.

Once your jars are completely dry, remove the sticker.

Add some fresh flowers and you're all set!

27 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I love the colours you chose too. Now I need some spray paint and somewhere to use it haha

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    1. Thanks, Carly! I don't know what I would do without spray paint, haha.

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    2. Yeah, I did it the hard way, like the second picture , my advice, either your the stencil down our tape it really good like the whole inside should be flush to the jar other wise it drips under the paper

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  2. Really craft...great idea.

    Wye

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  3. What a great idea ... thanks for sharing! So cool for all those spare jars under the sink.

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  4. I love this! I did one in pink intending to stencil on a white bunny but never got around to it. I like the idea of putting the silhouette on first then spray painting. Must make another!

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  5. Love it. Ive seen this with other shapes and its always so perfect. Thanks for the reminder.

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  6. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in my roundup of mason jar craft tutorials on the FaveCrafts Blog! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-mason-jar-craft-ideas/

    Have a great day!

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  7. Terah September 17, 2012

    Love the jars.....I would like to know if you used a particular type of spray paint.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I just used whatever I had on hand but they might make spray paint particularly for glass. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  8. loving it! would love to know the names of the spray paint colours you used.

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    1. Hi Natalie! I unfortunately don't remember the name of the green but I know that it was by Rust-Oleum and it was a "Gloss Protective Enamel". The yellow is also by Rust-Oleum and it is called "Summer Squash". Both are satin finish. :)

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    2. Natalie! I found the green! It's "Fern". :)

      http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=24

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  9. where do u find the shipping labels?

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    1. They sell them at Target or any office supply store.

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  10. I want to try this .I love this ,I had bought the stickers and never used them ,now I will try this ....

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  11. Absolutely a great idea! I think I`ll do one for Mothers day and give it to my mom. She`ll love it!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I'm sure she will. :)

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  12. I love them, and how correct a gift you would want and the person receiving the gift well something about a person putting thought a personal or personality into a gift my fsv.

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  13. I love this tutorial so much that I included it on my DIY gift guide for this year! Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://www.thehannahgold.com/2015/12/a-broke-fabulous-holiday-season-diy.html

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  14. I tried something similar and I cut out the deer from normal printer paper.

    Now the issue was the tape because it was so fine it was hard to get it to tape without the square ruining the deer stencil. How did you stick your stencil to the jar?

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  15. Please help, I tired this last night but I couldn't get it to tape fully so a bit of paint got under the finer details, and some of the tape also blocked the picture. How did you get your stencil to stick

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    1. I printed the deer on blank shipping labels which are basically stickers and then cut it out. I did not use regular printer paper.

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  16. Trace the image on contact paper cut out and stick it on your jar

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