With spring quickly approaching, I’ve been dreaming of pretty, sprawling fields of flowers and summer vegetables to fill up my mason jars with. As I was dreaming, I decided I wanted to make some beautiful DIY mason jar vases that would carry me through this next season. Taking my cues from the soft pastels that spring is known for, I gathered up my supplies to make some of the prettiest DIY mason jar vases that you ever did see. Then I filled them with gorgeous florals from local, small flower shops in various shades of white, pink, salmon and purple.
I wanted the DIY mason jar vases to feel like the fields that I’ve been imagining in my head – dreamy, light, soft and full of springtime promise. I didn’t want them to feel overly structured or designed, but instead a little more free flowing – like something you could pick from the garden yourself.
The FLOOD mixture helps to level it out and eliminates the brush marks on the glass of the DIY mason jar vases. Take a cotton swab or paper towel and rubbing alcohol and wipe down the outside of the jars.
Use horizontal strokes to paint the top of the jar where the lid screws on.
Side note: I love the paint brushes with the small handles. They make for an easier grip whenever you’re doing a project like this where you have to be moving the object that’s being painted. Add a second coat of paint to the jars to make sure there are no translucent areas.
These jars WILL NOT be dishwasher safe, but the sealer should keep your paint from chipping under normal use. Give them about an hour or two to dry once the sealer is complete and then add your embellishments.
When it comes to adding the ribbon and embellishments to the farmhouse DIY mason jar vases I had a few rules.