Mason jars have a number of uses in the household. They can store your favorite cereal breakfast and biscuits; sugar and other ingredients and substances. They can be used as pen holders. They can also make perfect coin containers.
But did you know they can be much more than that? Mason jars can make wonderful decorative pieces for your home and office. Here are two DIY ideas with Mason jars you need to try.
Ombre Mason Jars
Here is how to make an ombre Mason jar.
Supplies you will need:
- Nail file or sandpaper
- Acrylic paint (a color of your choosing)
- Interior white paint
- Foam brush
- 3 clean Mason jars
- 3 containers
The first step is to mix the paint. Start with adding the colored paint to each of the three containers. Use generous amounts. Then add a small portion of the white pain to two of the containers. Be sure to stir well the mixture in both containers.
You need to get two different shades of the colored paint. If necessary, add more white paint to one of the two jars. Leave the third jar untouched. If you have done things the right way, you must end up with three different shades of the paint color you chose. This is how you are going to bring an ombre look.
The next step is to paint the Mason jars. Start by painting one jar using one of the three shades of paint you just created. Use your foam brush to do the trick. Cover every inch of the jar with paint. When you are done, move on to painting another jar.
Remember to rinse well your foam brush or use a clean one. This time apply a different shade. Repeat the procedure with the third jar. If necessary, apply a second coat. Let dry.
If there are any raised areas on your Mason jar, make sure to highlight them. Using a nail file or a sandpaper, go through the raised areas. Keep sanding until you create the look you want.
Snow globes are very beautiful and fairy, but the trouble with them is they cannot be used as a year-round decoration. Repurpose your extra Mason jars into glitter globes to use them all year long. They can make a wonderful gift for both children and grown-ups.
Supplies you will need:
- Clean Mason jar
- Hot glue gun
- Polyester batting
- Cotton ball
- Spray paint
- Plastic figurines (of your choosing)
- Fine glitter
- Alphabet beads (optional)
In this version, there is no water, so you don’t have to worry about whether the items you want to use will get ruined with time. Let your imagination run wild and create an arrangement you like. Take the lid of your Mason jar and turn it upside down (so that the rubber ring is on top).
Apply hot glue to it. Next, make a ball of poly batting and attach it to the lid. Allow enough time for the glue to dry. Then if you want to add some color, paint the batting using spray paint. Make sure to take the lid outside.
Attach your plastic figurines to the batting by gluing them. The next step is to attach some fine glitter to the inside of your Mason jar using glue. When it dries, cover the figurine with the jar and attach it to the lid. Cut some felt to cover the lid. Use a color of your choosing. Glue the cut piece of felt to the lid. It is time to spell out your greeting. Glue alphabet beads to the felt. You are done.
Edna loves DIY and home improvement projects. She is often searching for a new challenge to take, one of which was founding CarpetCleaners Hanwell.