How to Paint Blue Mason Jars

I know, I know, it's been done.

As a matter of fact I saw it done by Jen on 
My Greenbrae Cottage and I saw the great handles by Kierste at Brown Paper Packages so I'm combining all the "know how" today. They are so beautiful that I just had to try it so here goes...I started by making a copper wire hanger for the mason jars.

I used Vitrea glass paint (affiliate link) in turquoise blue. I used just a dot of color mixed with about 5 times as much thinner.

I gave the jar a very light coat with a fan brush, 
trying to brush away any streaks. I baked the jars at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.

When the jars were cool I re-attached the copper handles.

Note: Streaks are very hard to avoid. I tried using a rag to paint the color onto a few jars but the results were the same. In my opinion, streaks add character. I think the jars look beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and the great tutorials ladies!

Give it a try and have fun! Try purple too!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .