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Monday, May 07, 2012

Turning Mason Jars Blue

My parents are having their 45th anniversary in July and I'm working on planning a party for them. I have been seeing and pinning lots of cool ideas. I love this flower arrangement.
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The blue mason jars are beautiful but expensive! So I went with the DIY on this one. Here is my version:

I watched this great video by Jordan Reed. Really the secret here is the "magic eraser" it makes it a lot less streaky than a brush or cloth.  Another tip is work fast and don't go over the same area too much - if at all.
I used Vitrea Glass paint in Turquoise. One jar did 28 large quart mason jars. I also used a little of the thinner on the mouth of the jars. So this:

Turned into this:
After they dry for 24 hours you are supposed to put them the oven for 40 minutes at 325 degrees.  This makes it permanent and you can use them however you want. Then add flowers or candles or whatever you want!


  1. Anonymous8:52 PM

    Beautiful! They will make lovely table decorations.

    Grandma Jo

  2. I had seen some tutorials for this, but just hadn't gotten around to doing it yet. Yours look awesome!

    1. Thanks! It's the magic eraser - does more than just remove crayon marks. :)


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