Hi again! I may not have mentioned this much yet, but you should probably know I am super impatient and don’t like projects that take a lot of time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE how those projects look. I just don’t have the patience or attention span to finish them! If you have a short attention span like me or maybe you’re just short on time, then this is the project for you. This project literally took me ten minutes to do. That’s not counting the time paint takes to dry, but you can be doing other things in that time anyways!
You only need a few supplies for this project, and I picked up this mason jar from a thrift store so it only cost a few cents. I also used ribbon I already had on hand so I didn’t have to buy anything new. You need such minimal ribbon for this, it’s a great way to use up those tiny bits you may have hanging around!
- Mason Jar
- Foam Brush
- Sandpaper (120 grit)
You’re going to start by coating the mason jar with paint. You will need to do a couple coats otherwise it will look really streaky. It only took a couple minutes to paint it but awhile to dry so don’t plan on doing this all in one sitting. I just set it up on a piece of cardboard so I could go back and forth while chasing my toddler around!
This is what it will look like once your two coats of paint are applied and dried. In case you’re wondering what kind of paint I used, I actually just used some white I had leftover from painting furniture. Ideally, I would’ve used chalk paint, but I didn’t want to go buy something new so I just used what I had. You could use acrylic craft paint too, which is super cheap!
After your two coats have fully dried you can distress them using sandpaper. I used 120 grit for mine because you need a relatively rough grit for it to work well. Now I’m thinking I said you likely will already have the supplies on hand, but I guess I didn’t realize not everyone may have sandpaper. My husband is a Carpenter, and my dad was too, so I don’t even think about the fact that it’s not something everyone has on hand! If you don’t have any it’s super cheap to buy and will come in handy often if you want to start doing more distressing!
After you distress it you can add your ribbon or burlap. I just wrapped the pieces around the jar to see how much I needed before I cut them. All I did was use some craft glue and put a little bit on the starting piece and then again more on the burlap to attach the end piece. I did the same thing for the white ribbon. For the twine, I just double wrapped it around the jar and tied it. I didn’t bother gluing it because it’s so narrow and round that I knew I would make a mess trying to do it!
There you have it, a mason jar vase to fit in with your rustic or farmhouse style decor! I’m using this one for some fall flowers I have from the dollar store, but I plan to change it for each season. I love how easy it was and that it can be easily changed to use year round! I hope you enjoyed it and would love your help sharing or pinning this, thanks for reading!