It feels like forever since I’ve created a mason jar craft here for you all. And yet, each and every day I’m working with mason jars to fulfill Etsy shop orders. At any point in time, there are upwards of 40-50 jars in various stages of paint and drying and distressing and sealing and packing and shipping.
I’m exhausted just thinking about it!
I thought with these Easter egg mason jars, I could do the whole one bird with two stones thing. I can share how I made them here …
and put them up for sale on my Etsy shop there.
How to Make Easter Egg Mason Jars
1. Start with two coats of your base color. I let my first coat dry overnight before applying the second coat. Let dry 24 hours before proceeding to next step.
2. After jars have dried for 24 hours, tape off your Easter egg patterns on your jars. I use washi tape, which you can find in most craft stores (I’ve also spotted it in my office supply store too). I opted for one zig zag and one striped pattern. The pink jar will get dots using the round foam brush.
3. Apply your contrast paint colors to tape off areas.
4. Once dry, remove tape. I had some areas that required a few touch ups.
5. Touch up areas that were pulled off by tape and/or where paint leaked under tape. Let dry 24 hours.
6. Once jars have dried for 24 hours, distress with 80 grit sandpaper. I focus on raised areas and the threads on top.
7. Finish with some dots. I just used a medium tipped paint brush for this step. I used alternate colors on the jars and added in a bit of white too.
8. Voila! You have now created …
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