If you love collecting mason jars but don8217;t know what to do with them yet, then these project ideas by HGTV Handmade on YouTube are the tutorial you8217;ve been waiting for! You can learn not only one but three different ways that are all easy and fun-looking. Read the instructions down below and watch the video tutorial as well, then give us a try, and show us the results.
- Mason jars
- Spray paint
- Mod podge
- Food coloring
- Hole punch protectors
- Painter8217;s tape
Collect a bunch of empty jars of the same size, then make sure to clean them well, and start applying them with 2 coats of white paint for the base. Let them dry completely, then prepare a rainbow of paint, and start painting the jars. First, apply paint at the bottom of the jar, then apply the second color at the top, and blend them together in the middle until satisfied with how the gradient looks. Do this process for all of the colors, then make sure to paint the inside of the rim as well, and you8217;re done.
Before using the hole punch protectors, make sure to press them down on a paper towel first to remove any excess adhesive that may leave residue all over the jar, then lay them on top of each other to make the pattern as shown in the video. Once you8217;ve covered the entire jar, wrap painter8217;s tape around the top and bottom, then spray paint with the color you want, and let it dry completely. Peel off the stickers, then grab a thumbtack, and carefully scratch off all the extra paint that bled through the sticker.
In a cup, mix together the mod podge and food coloring, then make as many colors as you want, and using your paintbrush, cover the inside of the jar with a random abstract pattern or design. Do this application twice just to make sure that the inside is covered with enough glue, then turn it upside down to let the excess glue drip down, and preheat your oven to 175 degrees or low temperature. Line the inside of your oven with parchment paper, then place the jar upside down, and bake for half an hour. At the 10-minute mark, turn the jar over so it stands right up, then let the jar cool down completely, and put it over the window where there8217;s a lot of sunlight.
Original source: https://diyjoy.com/easy-diy-mason-jar-decor-project-ideas/