Glitter Mason Jars June 19 2014, 4 Comments

I'm throwing a bridal shower for my friend this weekend and I needed something to dress up the tables and use as a centerpiece. Of course flowers are always a beautiful centerpiece but placing them into gold and glitter mason jars is just over the top! I'm going to teach you how to make these beauties and don't worry it's actually really easy. My mason jars are a mix of pasta sauce jars I saved and DollarTree mason jars. 

What you need:

  • Metallic Gold Spray Paint (Make sure it can be used on glass)
  • Mason Jars ( I used ones from the DollarTree)
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Sponge Paint Brush
  • Gold Glitter - I used Martha Stewart Glitter
  • Blue Painters tape

Directions
1. Turn your jar upside down on a piece of cardboard or newspaper and spray the jar with spray paint.  Make sure you are 8"-12" away from the jar when you spray. Spray a light coat, let dry and spray another coat until you're happy with the coverage. When satisfied let dry for at least an hour, if you have time dry overnight.

2. Once the jar is dry, use blue painters tape and tape around the jar to make a straight line for the glitter.

3. Use the sponge paint brush and apply the Mod Podge on the bottom portion of your jar, under the tape. Make sure not to apply too much Mod Podge as you'll have glitter running down the jar. Then sprinkle with glitter and let it dry for 15-20 minutes.

5. After the glitter drys, seal it by applying another coat of Mod Podge over the glitter.  Let it dry again for an hour then peel off the painters tape very carefully.

Notes: Spray paint can scratch and chip if not handled carefully. Make sure to use painters tape, regular tape will peel off the spray paint.

Here is another picture of them in use!

 

Enjoy friends. Next week I'll teach you how to make that gorgeous crepe paper backdrop! It's perfect for wedding and party photobooths!

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