|the tiny ones are darling|
I recently redid a dresser I had when I was young and transformed it from a piece for the bedroom, into a kitchen catch-all. I had a ton of paint left, so I used it to paint the inside of mason jars to use as canisters in the kitchen.
|it took forever, but it's my favorite part of the kitchen.|
Craft 2: Painted Mason Jars
Supplies: paint (I used interior home paint, you can probably use anything); brush; sponge brush
There are two different ways to go about this. You can use the brushes to paint the inside of the jar, or, you can simply pour paint inside of the jar and get crazy.
Option one (with brushes)
|this was an outside project|
1. Clean the mason jar and wipe any dust out of the inside
2. Starting at the bottom and creeping up the sides, paint the inside of the jar evenly (the regular brush can
give you a streaky look, the sponge brush will make sure everything is smooth - the streaky look is neat
3. Let paint dry overnight, repeat the process until the paint is as heavy as desired
Option two (no brushes)
|I spray painted the lids black... they're still drying|
2. Pour paint directly into the jar; swirl around to ensure the inside of the jar is coated in paint
3. Let paint dry overnight with the jar laying on one side; move the jar to the next side about every two hours
the paint can begin to side and create an uneven surface)
I used both methods. I painted the jars with brushes first, but I wanted the color to really saturate, so I ended it up pouring paint directly into the jars.