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4th of July is all about red, white, and blue. And nothing says 4th of July like a good old DIY painted mason jar with red, white, and blue on it. This is perfect for holding silverware, straws, flowers, pinwheels for the kids, and much more. I just love how versatile this project is. So, let’s get started and see just how easy this distressed painted mason jar is to make!
Step 1. Using the white chalk paint, paint the entire mason jar. Let the first coat dry and then apply a second coat to make sure the mason jar has been coated thoroughly.
Step 2. Using painter’s tape, mark off about the top third of the painted mason jar. Make sure to press down the painter’s tape to ensure it’s adhered well to the mason jar. Paint the top section using the red chalk paint. Let it dry.
Step 3. Marking off the bottom third of the mason jar, use the blue paint and cover roughly the bottom third of the jar. Make sure to apply two coats so you have enough coverage after you distress it. Let the paint dry.
Step 4. Lightly sand the painted mason jar with sand paper. You don’t want to sand the entire jar, just certain areas and especially the high ridges. Go over these areas as much or as little as you like to achieve a distressed look.
If your going to use this outdoors a lot, I do recommend giving your jars a good coat of clear spray glaze. This way your DIY mason jars will last for many 4th of July’s to come.