Mason Jar Love

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I’d like to thank Kerryanne for this opportunity to showcase my painted mason jars here. Thousands upon thousands of miles away from my home in Chicago …   And since visiting Australia is on my bucket list, I wonder if this guest post counts? Though, I don’t want to check it off … I’d much prefer a real visit!  

While I’m not exactly new to the blogging world (my it all started with paint blog launched in October 2011), I am new to this whole mason jar mania thing. In fact, I’m not just new to it, I’m contributing to it …   Fanning the flames, if you will!   And, not surprisingly, my whole mason jar obsession started with paint! Painted mason jars, to be more precise. I crossed paths with some on a Google image search and decided to try my hand at some using craft paint I had lying around …  

 

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Not too shabby, right? Or, more accurately, perfectly shabby …   All I know is that I fell hard for mason jars. Hook, line and sinker …   I started stocking them in my Etsy shop (sorry, I’m not selling in Australia yet; did you know it would cost close to $30 to ship them over on a slow boat?)   And they started selling. Like hot cakes. So I added more stock. Like these perfectly shabbilicious ones featuring Annie Sloan Chalk Paint …

 

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And, of course, the ombre collection. In pretty in pink …

  

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… and beachy blue.

  

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Now, I get a lot of questions about how I painted these jars. And I have to be honest, it’s not that hard. You can find a full, detailed tutorial complete with pictures on my Mason Jar Crafts blog here.   The two biggest tips I can offer are …  

(1) Make sure you start with super clean jars. Wipe with rubbing alcohol and wash with hot soapy water first and;  

(2) Exercise patience. Don’t try to distress too soon, or you’ll be peeling the paint off in strips. Give them a good 24 hours to “cure” before attacking with sandpaper and emery boards.

  

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  If you’re looking for even more mason jar ideas, check out my new blog,

 Mason Jar Crafts Love

 

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You can also join in on the mason jar conversation on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+ …

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Thanks, Kerryanne, for this amazing opportunity!

Let’s hope your move moves smoothly …

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Comments

  1. Kerryanne,

    Thanks so much for having me!

    🙂 Linda

  2. Wow Linda, those jars look fabulous…I spied a lavender one and an aqua coloured one…oh and a lime one that I rather fancy. They all look so lovely with the flowers.
    Thank you for sharing these with us.
    Toni xx

  3. Soooo Very very pretty! Thank you ofr sharing the “how to”!
    Kelly

  4. Those jars are beautiful as are the flowers. I just got 2 blue ones on the weekend from the New Farm Markets and I love them.

    • Kerryanne says:

      I’m totally loving the painted jar look too Kylie. Definitely on my ‘To Do list now!!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  5. These are adorable!

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