Spray Painted Mason Jar Inspiration!

I stumbled onto these images yesterday and found them to be a sheer visual delight!  Apparently this is not a new idea, but it was new to me.  I’ll definitely be copying this brilliant mason jar makeover project!


Joy’s Ode to Spray Paint

Click the links below each photo for further tips and inspiration.  I”ll soon be making a trip to the local hardware store to see what lovely possibilities they have in the spray paint aisle!


Mason Jar Lanterns by Alyssa Ettinger

These would be great for so many different occasions and settings.  Have fun!

92 thoughts on “Spray Painted Mason Jar Inspiration!

  1. Very nice! Now I want to make some Mason jar lanterns myself. I wonder how they might look in different colour combinations…

  2. Mmmm, I have spray paint in the garage…and some old glass jars too! Thanks for posting.

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!!

  3. I actually hang on to all my emptied spaghetti jars, clean them out, fill them up with multicolored beans, and put a tealight in them. The look super cute!

  4. I love the spray painted jars and also the lanterns. I wonder (instead of paying $55 each), you could use copper wire to create a handle on the jars for hanging. Gotta give it a try. Thanks for sharing. You Matter! Smiles, Nancy

  5. Love your site! I didn’t even realize I needed some inspiration (knew I needed something, though!). When I recover from the long weekend (a couple of nice, peaceful days at work should do ) I’ll peruse the archives and have some fun.

    1. I haven’t actually done these projects yet, the links under each photo is what will lead you to the original posts. A lot of these jars already have holes, or the wire can be wrapped around under the lip of the top edge.

  6. So beautiful mason jar! you are a nice woman wth iningenuity.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!
    awesome post!

    1. Some do use a spay primer, others don’t. You have to go into it knowing that you may have to touch them up down the road, but hopefully not too much if they’re just sitting and looking pretty. 😉

  7. Great idea!!! I love crafts, used to do a lot but doing my cakes now takes up so much time.(Bettycakes.wordpress.com) but i may have to try this.

  8. Lovely! I have so many old/lidless mason jars, I just love finding new purposes for them!

  9. Reblogged this on Otzi's Adventures and commented:
    I’m not crafty at all but I can’t wait to try this. It looks so simple and fun. I especially love the candle idea. I would love to put pens or paintbrushes in them as well. With summer coming up, this is a must DIY craft! Thank you Heidi for this awesome idea.

  10. What a great idea! I was about to “recycle” my jars out of my house but now, I’m rethinking what I could do for a nice kitchen display or outside in the yard. Thanks

  11. New idea to me too…must be in a neighboring cave. I will re-blog this on my site. A fun and simple DIY. Thanks!

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  13. How perfect for me! I collect jars and right now I don’t know what to do with them. I’m a hoarder or sorts and I’d hate to just throw them out! Looking forward to making lanterns considering I’ve been having a candle obsession as well. Thanks for sharing!

  14. These are cute. You should try wrapping string around the outside before you spray paint them. When you take the string off after the paint dries there is a really cool design

  15. As a little girl in Bible School in the Midwest we put water in a bucket, then put dobbles of different colored oil paint in the water that would stay on top because oil and water don’t mix.We then swirled the jars into the water until the whole jar was filled with a unique solid rainbow of colors.

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