I love painted mason jars and I haven’t really ventured into making them until I found the perfect vintage-style crystal knobs to adorn them with! Making these crystal knob DIY jars is so easy, and the chalk paint dries very quickly. Make multiples of them at a time, keep them all for yourself or give them away to friends and family. They’ll sure be amazed at how authentic they look and will probably ask you to make more!
- Ball Mason Jars with Lids
- E6000 Glue
- Flat Long Nose Pliers
- Decorative Knobs
- Americana Decor Chalky Paint in Primitive and Treasure
- Foam Brush
- Spray Paint in Your Color of Choice
Step Two. Mark the center of the lid and drill a hole through it. Afterwards, spray paint your lids with your desired color. I initially wanted white, but ultimately chose a bronze-brown color to coordinate with my other decor pieces.
Step Three. While waiting for the lids to dry, paint your jars. I chose to mix Primitive and Treasure to create a color for my DIY jars that was close to my mixer’s color. The paint job doesn’t have to be perfect as it will be sanded and distressed. Mine took 4-5 light coats to get my desired opacity. I chose to forgo painting the bottom side of my jars so I know what’s inside of them without having to label them.
You can choose to add some chalkboard labels if you are using all of them in the same area, or you can choose to leave them as is. I left mine as is since I would be using them to store essentials in the bathroom, and since I didn’t paint the bottom, I can easily see what’s inside.
I totally love how these DIY jars turned out and I know they’ll be a really good addition to my tiny little bathroom. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it inspired you enough to make your own. What would you use these jars for?
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.