Every once in a while we see a remarkable idea that we just have to share with our audience. This week, our friend Joanne Wuneburger of Oh Goodie Designs shared a really awesome, simple decorating idea with us. This DIY Mason Jar Decor is really easy and we’re sure everyone can do it and put their own fun touch on it. Maybe even get the kids involved!
Here’s Joanne’s feature from her original blog feature in August:
I Tried My Own DIY Post: Anthropologie Inspired Success!
Remember the days when you would run home and say, “Hey, Mom! Look at what I did today!”
This was one of those days. I made a pretty. But this pretty Mom can’t hang on the fridge. But it can sit in full view for all eyes to see.
Here’s how it started. Girl (me) sees something pretty while wasting time at Anthropologie. OK, I was picking up some needed items for a wedding I’m styling in October. Anyhoo, I see these great mix matched jars filled with succulents. I pick up 3 thinking ” these are perfect for the bar area”. The colors were just right, and I’m thinking, “how’d they know?”.
Placing them on the counter to pay for them, amongst my other treasures, I notice a tag on the bottom that reads PROP ONLY. Dang it! What the heck! Why isn’t everything for sale in here? Sadly , I put them back right where they belong and walk away sad for my styling project. Then duh, it hits me like a ton ‘o bricks, I CAN MAKE THAT!!!
Happy with my painted jar outcome, I bought myself some baby’s breath (intended to buy succulents, but none available) and came home and took pictures for you.
Now, you can hang this on your virtual refrigerator called Pinterest.
Here’s the step by step how to – with out pictures, sorry.
Clean your jars. I used a pickle jar and a Mason jar. Any jar will do.
Drop small squirts of paint into the lip of the jar. Swirl it around or let it run down to the bottom. Repeat until the sides are covered in paint.
Turn upside down to let the paint evenly distribute.
Let dry for at least 24 hours. The paint will be thick.
Covering the entire jar with one color could be made simpler by brushing on the color. I’m doing that next time.