Painting Blue Mason Jars

6:00:00 AM

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 removed the wire before painting)

I used Vitrea glass paint 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!

I also noticed that Jenn at Clean and Scentsible
did the same thing too but she used a rag and her jars have NO streaks and are a beautiful light color!.... 
I'm going to have to try the rag!


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  1. WOW...even though I've seen it came out perfect...LOVE them and the copper wire is teriffic!!!....come on over for a visit....xo, Mariaelena

  2. Where have I been, I've never seen this done. But I enjoyed all of it.
    Good job,

  3. Oh, I like them! Anything involving these jars and I'm yours!! And I'm liking your Streak Chic too - it somehow makes them look all the more vintagey.

    Thank you so much for linking up to my Summer Loving link party today.


  4. I agree, this has been done before but your results are very very pretty! I like how you used glass paint as well-- it is a great look.

  5. Stopping in from Sarah's summer loving party. I had no idea one could do this with mason jars...very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks for the tutorial. The jars are gorgeous and I love the copper handles...perfect finishing touch!!!

  7. This is so clever! Your jars are beautiful. And they can be so hard to find.

  8. I would never had known it was glass paint, great idea, think I might have a go at that myself :) x

  9. I too think I am gonna have to try this! They look great!

  10. They do look pretty , Susan, such a lovely color!

  11. Oh I have been DYING to try this. I've seen it all over blogland and now you've talked me into it. I am so glad you talked about the streaks. I would have been really frustrated if I wasn't expecting it. Lisa~

  12. They look great with the copper wire. Nice.

  13. I LOVE this idea! I think your jars turned out such a gorgeous blue, and very much like the vintage aqua jars! {In fact, at first I thought they were!} You did an incredible job on them, and I can't see any streaks. :)

    I hope you have a lovely night!


  14. I love the way the light plays with the painted glass. Very pretty colour.

  15. Love the turquoise color, so fresh and summery. Those wire hangers are fab. Makes the candleholders so versatile!

  16. These are so CUTE! I must try did a great job!

  17. Very fun summery project.


  18. Hi Susan
    Lovley Hydrangea :)
    and do not miss.....



    WELCOME :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  19. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this! I have some 1/2 gallon jars that need a some blue love.


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