Friday, March 25, 2016

DIY: Pastel Mason Jars for Easter

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Seasonal decorating is a ton of fun but if you're busy and have a hard time to find time to decorate, then this is for you! I love decorating for spring and more specifically, Easter. I've been trying to come up with a fun, quick and simple DIY project for Easter decor that is great to make last minute as a center piece, favor, candle holder, vase, the list goes on and on. These vases are fun to make because there's so many different patterns and colors to choose from and they can even double as all year decor in certain rooms of your home.

Making your own decor can be really fun, but also very time consuming. In case you're still looking for a fun DIY for this weekend, here are the cutest mason jars that take SO little time to make! There's so many varieties of patterns you can create too:



Here's what you'll need:

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I chose to use matte paint because I like the way it looks on mason jars and it's super easy to distress once the jars are dry, but you could go with any kind of paint that's made for glass. Pretty ribbon is optional, but still totally necessary! You'll also want to have some kind of tape handy if you're going to create patterns; I used blue masking tape because it's the easiest to rip and easiest to take off too.

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Depending on what kind of pattern you're doing, start with the taped designs. I chose simple, horizontal stripes for my larger jar and used a tape measure to make sure I was wrapping the tape around the jar in a straight line.

I usually paint 2-3 coats depending on the type of paint, color and the look I'm going for. For these, I did two coats because I liked the way the glass shined through a little bit. I also decided not to distress these once I saw the turn out!
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Once the paint is dry, you can start any designs that have an overlay of paint - like the purple polka dot one has. Originally, I was going to paint a different colored stripe on the larger jar but I LOVED how the clear stripes looked! I thought it was perfect for displaying some color coordinated Easter candy too ; )

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These are so simple to make and super fun too! I love making these jars for all sorts of things, but playing with fun, pastel colors for Easter is the best : )

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For this jar, I used a craft sponge to try and go for the hydrangea-look and I'm so happy with how it turned out! I love the colors together and it's something different than I've tried before.

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I hope this simple and quick DIY project gives you some inspo for decorating on this beautiful Friday! I'm so excited for Easter and these festive mason jars are definitely helping!

XOXO
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42 comments :

  1. I love mason jars. I use them for so many things and my girls love to decorate them for their room.

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  2. What some amazing looking mason jars, great activity idea for anytime of year :) x

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  3. Pastel is the top trend for colors these days. It goes well with Spring and we couldn't have picked a better set of colors for the season. Love this DIY!

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  4. These are so cute! I love making easy mason jar crafts like this. I have a lot of mason jars laying around.

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  5. I love the way these look! I might have to make some up today!

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  6. So cute! Mason jars are the best, they're so versatile and I swear make everything prettier (even before you make them cuter with painting)!

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  7. So cute! I love mason jars! They have so many purposes and so many awesome craft ideas.

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  8. These are so cute! They'd look darling lined up on my kitchen window sill!

    Karin | truncationblog.com

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  9. What a fun project! I agree that matte paint looks really great on mason jars. I love how versatile this craft is!

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  10. Mason jars are the best! thanks for sharing this easy and cute trick to decorating them!

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  11. Very cute! Mason jars are the best for crafting!

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  12. I love the purple and sponge jar!!

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  13. What a simple and yet beautiful craft to add a touch of spring to your house. Thanksso much for your tutorial!

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  14. These are cute. They would go perfectly on the table as center pieces for Easter brunch or dinner. I want to make my own sea glass. It looks so cool.

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  15. You did an amazing job with these. I recently saw someone do a distressed mason jar and together these would go perfectly.

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  16. These are so cute!! I wish I was better at DIY projects haha but I love mason jars. I use them for just about everything. I currently have two on my desk. One for dog treats and one for Hershey's Kisses haha I have one in the bathroom for my makeup brushes too. They're great!

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  17. These are adorable! I love mason jars and panting them pretty colours is such a great idea, I'd have many uses for them even after easter! - Jeanine

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  18. HOW FUN IS THIS! A great evening or weekend art project for kids and adult alike. I love this idea and will be using it as one of our go tos for art this summer. Thank you!

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  19. What a cute spring DIY idea! I love the hydrangea one the best!

    Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com

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  20. I love all of these, you did a great job on them. The one you did with a sponge is my favorite and I'm going to get out some of my Mason Jars and try a few for spring.

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  21. I really like the polka dotted ones! Great idea and Happy Easter!

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  22. Painted mason jars are calling my name. These are so cute.

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  23. Such a sweet idea! I love that you could adapt this for other holidays as well!

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  24. Mason Jars are my favorite! Such a fun addition to the holiday decor! Happy Easter!

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  25. This looks like a really cute spring time project!! Great post!!

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  26. This looks like a really cool arts and crafts activity. I definitely always save mason jars, so I have plenty of those to use.

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  27. These Mason jars look adorable. I am a huge fan of pastel colors, and I love using Mason jars whenever I am doing crafts.

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  28. I love this idea. So simple to do but the end result looks amazing. It would be a great craft for any time of year, not just Easter.

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  29. I'm loving all the pastels all around because of Easter! I love the one with the pink bow, so cute! Happy Easter!

    www.amittenfullofsavings.com

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  30. I love Mason jars, and these came out adorable! I especially like the polka dotted one.

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  31. This is absolutely fabulous. I just cant believe the final output which is amazing with great color combination. I love making mason jar crafts anytime & I would love to try this one with my kids.

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  32. I love how you can use mason jars for just about everything!! I love how you used them!!

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  33. Cute!! I love decorating with mason jars! I got tons of them, waiting to be used for a project.

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  34. I love pastels! These are cute Easter designs for your mason jar.

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  35. Your so creative, these are all looks cute

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  36. Oh my! Those are so pretty! I love the colors and designs. Thanks for the ideas!

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  37. Cute idea! These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Omg how cute are these?!?! I'm mason jar obsessed so I will have to make these!

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  39. These are too adorable! I love how versatile mason jars can be.

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