Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lovely Painted Mason Jars...

... We all know my obsession with Mason Jars.. & here they are again making another debut again in my home. Recently I have become obsessed with the look of painted jars & the fresh clean look they have. I decided to paint my own mason jars...



These were very simple to make & you have so many options like jar size, paint color, & even embellishments such as twine or burlap.



I used a creamy white for the jars, but I think a pure white or a robins egg blue would be very pretty as well. I simply painted the inside of the jars with 2 or 3 layers of paint (I used interior latex satin, any paint will do.)  to completely coat them. After letting them dry for 24 hours, they were all set. 



I still don't know where these lovely little jars will be in my house, but I love them so much & I think they will look cute anywhere.


As I mentioned earlier.. Some twine or burlap wrapped around the top of the jar would be very cute. The flowers I used were silk, but you can use these jars for other things as well.


I think I love these so much because it's a combination of my two favorite things: Mason Jars & hydrangeas. Love.



I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I am currently getting my house ready for my husband to come home! It's been two long months.. I know it's nothing compared to the seven month deployment we just went through.. but I still miss him like crazy. I always go crazy right before he gets home.. for example I currently am taking a break from ironing my currents.. Really?!? Like he's gong to notice the curtains, but it makes me feel better & passes the time. I am so excited... 3 More days!!! 

Enough about my marine & I... I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone... I reached over 1,000 followers on my blog. How cool is that? I just wanted to say Thank you.. & look out for my giveaway I will be doing soon. Also if you want your blog featured on liz Marie Blog or are interested in advertising e-mail me at lizmariegalvan@gmail.com
  xx Liz 

99 comments:

  1. Wow that looks beautiful! I have a box of mason jars in a closet right now and may have just found my inspiration for what I would like to do with them :)

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  2. I cant wait to do this with my mason jars!! Where did you get the flowers from or are they fresh?

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  3. Also, is this just acrylic paint or like wall paint?

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  4. I LOVE the painted mason jars! I am definitely going to be doing that very soon. Perfect for displaying all the fresh flowers this spring and summer!
    And how very exciting for you that your husband will be back home so soon. I hope the next 3 days go quickly for you!

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  5. I love them! I have some mason jars and paint!! yay!! thanks for the inspiration!! :)

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  6. Love it!!!! I am 72 and still love to decorate.....in the process of painting a lot of my furniture white. You are an inspiration!!!!

    Enjoy time with your husband.....sometimes life gets in the way of relationships....time goes by way too fast to let that happen.

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  7. Wow. Thank you for all the comments... I am painting a lot of my furniture white right now as well!.. I am sooo excited for my husband to be home!! The paint is actually interior latex satin paint that you would use on your walls inside. & I hope the next three days fly by too!! Thank you ladies...

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  8. <3!!! I have a ton of mason jars. I have a slight obsession with them. My husband gets a little irritated when I come home from a yard sale with about 10 of them. But I have started making sugar scrubs and giving them to friends in mason jars, so they are slowly making their way out of my house and being reused. Win, win in my opinion!

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  9. Those are beautiful. Super simple with a touch of elegance...and with a mason jar :) I am gonna have to try that. I am sure my daughter would love to help.

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  10. Love those painted jars! I'm excited for you to have your husband home...I can't imagine how hard that would be & give you much credit. I hope you and your marine have a fabulous homecoming ;)

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  11. Love, love, love these jars. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up to my party!
    Take care,
    Karen

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  12. I think your painted mason jars are awesome! So much prettier than when they're clear. Thanks for sharing with us!

    I'm your newest follower from the mingle monday hop. Would love if you'd come follow me too :)

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  13. I love the crispness of them!! I have a fondness for painting glass as well. I sometimes add texture by using mod podge underneath the glass, especially if it has writing on it to try and hide the words, plus it gives the paint something to grab onto. I too love hydranges!!!! It is my absolute favorite bush flower.

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  14. Love these! I've been saving jars and bottles for a few months! Already a follower.

    laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  15. These are stunning and SO SIMPLE. I'm totally stealing this idea -- thanks for sharing!!

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  16. great idea, and they look so super sweet for spring. i've been mad over little white pots to add some springness around, and this would be perfect!

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  17. aww So exciting!! Hope you have the Best time spent with your Husband Liz, You deserve it!

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  18. These are really beautiful!

    Following you from Single Parent Retreat Blog Hop!

    Please come check us out at voiceBoks.com when you can!

    Lexie Lane
    www.voiceboks.com

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  19. I am doing this project for my parent's 30th anniversary project this weekend! What a co-winky-dink ;) I found that mason jars are super cheap if you buy them in bulk at Sam's Club.

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  20. These are beautiful!
    Oh, stopping by to say CONGRATS on being selected to co-host the Get Wired Wednesday blog hop!
    Check your email for details!

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  21. I just found some mason jars at my aunts house and we wondered what we could do with them.....aha! What a great idea!

    following you vis the Monday Blog Hop
    http://DiDoodlings.com

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  22. Hola Liz, simple and beautiful, really love them!!! are they plastic??
    The little night stand turned out really wonderful too!!
    hugs from Chile

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  23. Really like what you did with the jars! I am following you via MMM blog hop. Please follow me back.

    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/

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  24. Those Mason Jars are awesome! I am stopping by from the hop today. I just love your blog!

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  25. Brenda Star Studios loves following your blog -- thanks for great suggestions!

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  26. i tweeted about your wonderful blog as part of the blog it forward tuesday! :)

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  27. Following you from the blog it forward hop. Absolutely beautiful stuff you have on here. Feel free to follow me back :D

    http://blissfullydomesticated.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oohh.. they do look so crisp and fresh ~ love 'em.

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  29. I just LOVE these! Mason jars are the BEST!

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  30. this is lovely! I love your blog too!

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  31. Those mason jars are just gorgeous. Following you on GFC and coming over from Blog It Forward Tuesday. Have a great day!!

    Christine Senter
    http://abc-clothing.net

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  32. BEAUTIFUL! I just had to add the photo of these jars to my blog post "Repurposing bottles and jars".

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  33. Hi, followed from the Twitter hop. The jars are cute. Bet my wife would really like them! All my best.

    Clayton
    http://www.claytonpaulthomas.com
    twitter: @claylauren2001
    Facebook: claytonpaulthomas

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  34. Very pretty, I may have to try this soon! Congrats on your hubby coming home... two months is a long time away from someone you love!

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  35. So very cute! Glad I found your blog. Good Evening to you! I am stopping by to say hello from middle matters hop :) I am a new follower! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  36. So great! I think they're lovely just the way you have them!

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  37. What a great idea! I am going to do that when my hydrangeas bloom this year! Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. The jars look fantastic! I tried doing this with some glass vases a while ago and the paint ended up pooling in the bottom after a week or so, wonde what I'm doing wrong! Anyhoo, thanks for sharing.

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  39. I'm stopping by from the Middle Matters hop. I already follow you, I love seeing your creations! You take the simplest stuff and turn it into something so pretty!

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  40. Love that idea! By the way, I'm your newest follower :D

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  41. I think these are the prettiest painted jars I've seen around blog world! So gorgeous :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

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  42. These are gorgeous. LOVE your blog! Thanks for all of the inspiration. :)

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  43. These are very, very elegant and pretty. I am a new follower. Found you on No Minimalist Here.
    Laurie

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  44. Love these!!! Is the paint opaque enough that a candle in them would not show up at all? I think that they may look really cute hanging on my farmers porch with a soft candle glow. I will have to try it!!

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  45. These are SO cute! Thank you so much for sharing - I am designing my school apartment for next year, and these are PERFECT to add! I just bookmarked them, and I'll DEFINITELY link up when I make them!

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  46. Liz I love the mason jars! so simple and I never would have guessed they would turn out looking that nice! I will have to keep it in mind for whenver we finally have a place to call our own home!

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  47. So cute and simple. I love how they look!
    Thanks so much for linking up to THrifty Thursdays!
    Lyssa @ born-again crafter

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  48. Oh my goodness this is GORGE-OUS!!! My husband looks at my collection of mason jars and just shakes his head :D

    Found you on Chic on a Shoestring and I am so glad I did! New follower :D

    And, congrats on the upcoming homecoming of your husband! I can relate, mine was former USAF :D

    Shelley

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  49. Stopping by from the Frugal Free Gal Friday hop! Check out my site at http://thepennywisechick.com

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  50. Ok, seriously fantastic! You are insanely talented!

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  51. Wow, these are great. What a fantastic idea.

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  52. Hi - visiting from Finding Fabulous.

    Love this idea! I'm always finding jars at yard sales & thrift shops but never know what to do with them.

    So you just painted the inside, not the outside right?

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  53. Love the painted jars! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  54. Beautiful project and beautiful blog! I found you through the Freckled Laundry link party. Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers...and I'm glad you have only 3 more days to wait!:)

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  55. Liz, this is so beautiful! I featured you on my blog today :)

    ~Alicia
    www.thriftyandchic.com

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  56. Coming over from Thrifty and Chic. How am I just now finding you!? I love the mason jars and I love your blog! I'm a new follower!

    thriftyfindsandredesigns.blogspot.com

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  57. What a great idea. I think these will be the perfect storage containers for my sons room painted red. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. So cute! Loving Mason jars right now!

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  59. Isn't it amazing that something as common as a Mason jar can be painted and repurposed into an eye-catching decoration! Love the jars .....they look like something for sale in the Pottery Barn catalog. I can see flatware standing in them......especially for a buffet dinner party......knives in one, forks in one and spoons.

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  60. super cute! i always use mason jars are vases and this would be a great alternative to the clear jar!!!

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  61. Terrific idea---I always see these and wonder what to do with them besides buy them for my hubby whom drinks out of them:)

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  62. What a great idea! I love the looks of the jars painted. Enjoy the time with your husband.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  63. They look so classy-chic, I really do <3 them! In fact, I have quite a few laying around here, I just might have to try it out ;o)

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  64. Stinkin' cute! Working on some right now myself! Thanks for the tute!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  65. I am a Mason Jar fanatic myself, and I will definitely be trying this idea! CUTE CUTE! Thank you!

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  66. Very pretty! I have some glass that could use painting!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  67. Hi there...visiting from a Bowl Full of Lemons...I have a bit of a mason jar obsession too. Yours look great :) Enjoy your time with your hubby!!! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  68. Very cool idea....visiting from SugarFoot Designs...I wonder if you could use spray paint?

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  69. Love this! I'll be featuring it on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sumo:)

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  70. These turned out lovely! Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday! :)

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  71. I'm so glad you linked up this project to my Swing into Spring party. You really did an awesome job. Very clever.

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  72. I love jars too! I've never tried painting them, but I will now! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. so beautiful! just lovely.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  74. Congratulations Liz, your lovely painted jars made this week's top hits @ singingwithbirds.com. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and enjoy your reunion...so exciting!

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  75. These make fantastic vases for flowers.

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  76. Okay I found your link a few different ways and every time I see it I HAVE to click on it and admire it again. These are so neat!! Wonderful job.

    Emily
    Deviantly Domesticated
    http://stephaniehillberry.com

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  77. Simply darling. Truly lovely.

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

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  78. Congrats on your hubby coming home! That's so exciting.

    I'm just dropping in from Reasons to Skip the Houseworks linky party. Love the jars. Following you now. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  79. i saw this and had to make my own...thanks for the inspiration.

    amazed at how something that takes less than 15 minutes can have such a huge impact

    and glad to hear your loved one is coming home!

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  80. Hi, I'm a new follower and love your ideas, especially the shutters with the plates on them. Wonderful! The painted jars were mentioned on another message board with a link to you! Lots of traffic tonight, I bet! Hope you visit me, too.
    Helen

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  81. Hydrangeas and mason jars = love for sure! And mason jars that look like milk glass? Even better! Wonder if my husband will mind me raiding our stash of canning jars to make a few of these...

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  82. Hi LIz, those are so cute that I had to feature them on my blog, if that's okay with you!! memyslefandtena@blospot.com

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  83. thank your husband for being in the service for me. i have great respect for our soldiers!

    also, these mason jars? totes adorbs.

    humming-right-along.blogspot.com

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  84. Your Mason Jars turned out so lovely! I linked this to my milk glass post today - it's a keeper!

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  85. I'm curious....are you able to put water in these jars...is the paint waterproof?

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  86. These turned out great! Great blog you have. So glad I stumbled upon it...and that I can share my new found obsession with mason jars :)

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