I have so many ideas on planning our nursery that I could go totally broke! So I opted to DIY some projects! I have always been smitten with mason jars, and I especially love the look of painted ones, but I knew I could recreate the look for less!
How gorgeous are these vintage mason jars!? Granted, $17.25 isn’t a horrible price, but I was determined to make them for less!
I headed down to AC Moore and bought two mason jars for $1.00 a piece. (FYI, they offer a 10% military discount if you have an ID). I also grabbed some aqua acrylic paint and a sponge brush. Total cost? $4.50. My husband already had sandpaper, so I didn’t need that. Perfect!
When I got home I tried two different methods. To replicate the shabby chic look I painted the outside of the jar. I used a few coats, but let each one dry in between. Once dried, I used fine grit sandpaper to define the look. I think it turned out great!
The other style that I tried was pouring paint inside the mason jar. I then swished it around to make sure it was coating everything and flipped it upside down on a piece of cardboard. So easy!
Which one do you guys like best?
I feel like it was a project well worth the savings!
Would you DIY mason jars, or would you rather just purchase them already done?