Lettered or Solid Colored Mason Jar Vases

Introduction: Lettered or Solid Colored Mason Jar Vases

These beautiful and simplistic mason jar vases are perfect for ever occasion as well as for everyday furnishing. Their simple customizability is great for everyone. They can be used for a variety of things like holding flowers or candles.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Materials that you will need:

- Mason Jars

- Spray Paint (or acrylic paint-for more glossy look)

- Hot Glue Gun

- Black or Darkly Colored Permanent Marker

Step 2: Writing Your Message (Skip This Step If You Don't Want Any Words)

If you want to have letters on your vase than take your permanent marker and write out the word or message on your jar. Make sure to do this slowly and deliberately so it is clear for the next step.

Step 3: Making Your Message 3D (Skip This Step If You Don't Want Any Words)

To make your words visible and 3D after you paint your jar you must go over the word you wrote with hot glue. Do this slowly since hot glue is hard to control and sometimes comes out of the gun more quickly than expected. Once the glue has dried remove all of the little strings attached to the jar before moving to the next step.

Step 4: Painting Your Jar

Spray paint the inside and outside of your jar (or just the inside for more glossy look--this only works if you have no message) thoroughly but not using an excessive amount of paint or else the paint will crack when it dries. Where the glue is try to spray every little corner or else they will stand out when it is dry.

Step 5: Drying

Allow your jar to dry for three to six hours. Do not touch it while it is drying or else the paint will smudge and leave finger prints on the jar. While it is drying make sure it is on newspaper or something else that it won't get stuck to. (Not cement, hard wood flooring or a table)

Step 6: Finished!

Your vases are now done, add flowers, candles or whatever else you can think of to decorate and furnish your home.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! The hot glue trick for lettering is brilliant!