lovely little DIY: pink & gold colorblocking masons {as seen on glitter guide}

{image by Michelle Drewes}

remember those pretty pink masons from last week’s feature on the glitter guide? well they’re pretty much the easiest things to make, so today i wanted to give a little behind the scenes information on how you can create them yourself!

materials needed:

  • Clear mason jars (can purchase at local hardware store)
  • Spray paint (I used acrylic paint in shades of pink, but any kind will do!)
  • Washi tape (the gold tape I used is from Paper Source)
  • Cardboard box, paper bag, or newspaper to protect surface from spray paint

1. Wash your mason jars and dry thoroughly.
2. Arrange jars side-by-side on a paper bag or cardboard box, open-side up with lids and seals removed.

{personal iphone image altered with instagram, my username is ‘lovelydetails’ if you want to follow along}

3. Spray jars with even strokes, moving quickly to prevent dripping. Make sure all sides are covered evenly. Let dry. Depending on the kind of paint used, the drying time can vary, taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
4. Once dry, move all jars to your prep area. For an added detail, wrap a strip of washi tape around the jars. Trim with scissors to ensure a clean line.

5. Fill with water and enjoy with pretty flowers or use for your décor of choice! (Note: It is not recommended that these be used for food or drink because of the spray paint.)

pretty easy, right? who said the mason jar can’t be trendy? not this girl :)

happy monday!

  • Katie @ Lovebird Productions says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    Love this idea and all the color Jacin! And might I add that you look fabulous! :)

  • Brancoprata says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    These look fabulous!!!… and you look amazing!!!! xo

  • Melanie says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    What a great idea! You can really get a lot of uses out of mason jars, they’re just so pretty!

  • Lindsay{LCVintage} says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    Just love them!

  • Christina says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    such a simple diy and it looks so pretty! i love the structure of these masons too! :)

  • Miriam Corona says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    So pretty! I love pink. Welcome back girlie - you look amazing. This spread needs to go up in a magazine :)

  • Leslie says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    So pretty and very nice choice of flowers! So fun to see all this pink on this Valentine Eve and what a wonderful idea ;)


  • Lauren - Southern Aisle says on February 13, 2012 Reply

    So fun! This whole shoot was fab, Jacin!

  • Connie {the beauty nerd} says on February 14, 2012 Reply

    Such a cute idea! I’ve been looking for mason jars myself, but all the stores I’ve been to says that they’re out of season (I’m in Canada). Hmm.. never thought to try a hardware store though… may have to pay them a visit!

  • Erin * Sparkle & Hay says on February 14, 2012 Reply

    oh my goodness where have i been?! fabulous & adorableness combined!

  • Nikki says on February 15, 2012 Reply

    I LOVE these! I have so many mason jars…time to add some color for Spring.

  • Andrea says on March 11, 2012 Reply

    Love this!! I am planning my future SIL’s bridal shower and think I might use this with light blue and silver!

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