Empty jars are plentiful in most homes. We’re always looking for ways to reuse them and reduce impact on the Planet along the way.
Today you can learn the art of distressing glass to create a beautiful Shabby Chic Mason Jars. It’s a beautiful effect you will love.
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Whilst this project is specific to Mason Jars, any glass can work for this technique. You can actually buy bulk Mason Jars quite inexpensively on Amazon here
We adore the colors of the ones above and they look amazing grouped together. Whether you use colors from the same family or you mix it up with pastels, the results are breathtaking.
for sale via Etsy
They will really brighten up a favorite space in your place and they are easy to make when you know how. The process is simple and it’s a beginner-friendly craft.
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Supplies Needed For Shabby Chic Jars
Mason Jars or ordinary pickle style jars will work for this project
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Acrylic Paint
- Sand Paper 100-120 grit
- Emery Board
- Clear Acrylic Sealer
Shabby Chic Mason Jars DIY Video
We have included a video tutorial from ‘The Creative Glow’ which steps you through the process. You really are going to be thrilled at how easy they are to make.
We highly recommend that you watch the video above ⇑ and we have included written instructions further down our post for you. Keep scroll our page so as not to miss any ideas.
We love this Mason Jar Kitchen Set and you can purchase yours on Etsy. Get yours here
Need Mason Jars for your Shabby Chic Project? Check out the bargain bin here
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How To Make Shabby Chic Mason Jars
You will begin by wiping your Mason Jars over with Rubbing Alcohol. This creates a layer for your Paint to adhere to.
Next, you will paint your Mason Jars with your favorite colored Acrylic Paint. You should do at least 2 coats. You should then leave them to dry thoroughly overnight so the paint cures.
Now comes the fun part, use your Sandpaper and gently rub around your jar to create the desired effect.
Don’t go too hard initially, use the photos to help you create the exact look you want. Use your emery board on the wording on the Mason Jars and shine it up!
Finish off by sealing your Mason Jars with Clear Acrylic. This will ensure that they last and don’t flake. We love the Pink Mason Jars from ‘Mason Jar Craft Love’ found here
You can also mix it up a bit by grouping an assortment of designs together. We love this collection that includes polkadots, stripes and gold. They really are breathtaking! We found Mason Jars for sale on Etsy here
Once you learn how to distress your Mason Jars you can turn upcycle them into all sorts of cute items for your home. We particularly love these Bathroom storage accessories and you can make them in your favourite colours. Won’t they look stunning sitting on shelves and they are also extremely handy as they can hold cotton wool and buds and you can even make dispensers. We found these on the ‘Mason Jar Crafts Love’ Site here
This Mason Jar Kitchen Set is available for sale it comes with Measuring Spoons, Spoon Rest and measuring cups. Don’t you just love it! You can buy it here
Don’t these Distressed Mason Jars look stunning in these colours – we’re in love!
Cream really can be a dream as these distressed mason jar bathroom accessories prove.