American Flag Painted Mason Jars

I painted Mason jars in red, white, and blue
this morning and I discovered a trick while I was painting.

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick

I was inspired by many Mason Jar projects including my very own Mason Jar Chandelier

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I began by painting my mason jars with one coat of white chalky paint.

and then here is where the trick came in...

I painted the center of the jar with 2 coats and when
it dried I cut a piece of card stock long enough to wrap around the jar and about 1 1/2" wide. 

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick

Using a pencil I traced a line above and below the card stock. 

I originally tried painters tape but I wasn't having much luck, 
the paint was coming off the jar under the paint. 

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick

I painted the top stripe red and the bottom stripe blue using blue craft paint.

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick

When the paint dried I distressed the jars using 

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick

These jars are beautiful and ready for the summer!


If you haven't tried painting Mason jars you should!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Beautiful job on the painted mason jars Susan!

    great tip about the card stock


  2. Oh I love these! That's on my to do list, I want to make red, white and blue mason jars and fill them with some really cute silk patriotic flowers I found at Michael's. I pulled out the jars, now I just have to paint them!


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