The Mason Jar
So many uses and possibilities for the mason jar other than just storing food. From having your favorite drink in them, to using them for flower vases, caddy’s, and candle holders. I’ve always had the urge to paint them but knowing what kind of paint will stick is tricky. I recently discovered some spray paints available at your local craft stores or box stores such as Walmart & Lowe’s. The kind I used here is Frosted Glass spray paint. It doesn’t peel off and I would safely say you could wash it all you wanted and the paint will stay put.
Utensil Arrangements are becoming very popular. I found an image online via Pinterest that inspired me. It took me a while to find the right kind of primitive berries ( found them on ebay) to use and I also rusted my own lids but you can buy your own at crafts supply stores or on eBay also. I found my primitive red berry picks on eBay for a great price. I actually used 2 packs of wooden spoons here –minus one spoon. You can add more utensils if you wish but I was happy with wooden ones as it’s for decoration purposes.
First I spray painted the mason jar with two coats of the frosted spray paint and I did this step outside of course.
Once it dried, I decided to wrap it with burlap ribbon and gingham ribbon mid ways down and centered. I used hot glue to secure the ribbon in place and made the meeting of the ribbon on the back side. As you can see below, it’s definitely a work in progress and somewhat ‘plain’ at this point.
I used a bit of raffia around the rim and placed the primitive red berries in the center of the spoons and arranged them. I decided to use a rusted star from the arrangement on the very front of the jar to give it that special touch. Hot glue holds it in place as well. I chose the frosted paint so you couldn’t see the handles of the utensils and the base of the berry pick but the charm of the jar remains!
So get in the crafting mode and make yourself a utensil arrangement! The ideas are endless. I also used a mixture of Clorox, white vinegar and water in a bucket to rust a few mason jar rings. This took a while (a few weeks). After they were a bit rusted, I then laid them in the sun to bake a while. If you do not prefer the rusted look, you can use them the color they are originally or paint them any color you like with oil based paints. 🙂
The finished product!
This was a fun project!! If you would prefer to order one instead of making your own, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for prices and shipping costs. Please include your zip code in the message.
I hope you enjoyed the blog and thanks for visiting! Feel free to leave your comments below ~Mish