Shamrock Mason Jars – St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas.
When I was young and single and carefree, St. Patrick’s Day was a favorite holiday to celebrate. It comes with no couples pressure like it’s predecessor, Valentine’s Day. There is no gift giving stress. And the food and drink are easy …
boil some meat and cabbage in a pot. Serve with a side of ice cold beer.
But now that I’m older and more sophisticated, my St. Patrick’s Day celebrating no longer involves a parade followed by a day-long-bar hop. So I’m celebrating this year with some chic gold jars painted with subtle shamrocks.
These are not too complicated to make. You just need a side of patience …
How To Make Shamrock Mason Jars
Pint Size Regular Mouth Mason Jars
Quart Size Regular Mouth Mason Jars
FolkArt Kelly Green Acrylic Paint
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1. Spray Paint Jars Gold
I used Rust-Oleum’s Metallic gold spray paint. I love the color and you can easily cover with one thick coat.
2. Use a thin tipped brushed to create a dot of paint.
Be generous. You need that do to be thick.
3. Create a second dot of paint.
Be sure to overlap dot #1.
4. Create a third dot of paint.
This forms your clover leaves.
5. Use a toothpick to create a stem.
Pull through those thick dots of paint.
And you’re done!
Now, it you’re not up for making these yourself, I am selling made-to-order sets at my Etsy shop. I have two variations:
Two pints & one quart set found here …
Three pints set found here …
Happy mason jar crafting!
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Totally cute for St. Patty’s Day! Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you for your sweet comment! 🙂 Linda
oh and I forgot I love the garland in the background! Did you make it?
I did make that garland. Here’s a link to the tutorial for making the garland that I shared on my other blog, It All Started With Paint,
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den says
Super cute idea! I’m a sucker for Mason jars!
What a creative idea! LOVE!
Super cute, yet simple, Linda! I also LOVE the ribbon garland in the background.
Do you need to use a primer before you spray it?
I don’t use primer. But you will need to handle carefully because the spray paint can scratch easily.
Susan Sherman says
Great jars !
I have painted many Mason jars. If you Prime the jars with a good primer, the gold paint will not scratch as easy.
Make sure the primer is good and dry before painting the gold.
Also make sure the primer, and the spray paint are the same brand. Krylon is the most durable!
Not always the cheapest paint, but the best quality!
Great tip! I’ll have to give that a try!
Jennifer Mae says
Thank you so much for sharing these adorable shamrock jars! I featured them on my friday favorites – st. patricks day edition 🙂 You are welcome to come check it out at: http://themooninmae.blogspot.com/2016/03/friday-favorites-st-patricks-day.html
Thanks so much for the feature!!! 🙂
Can you drink out of these? What do you recommend?
No, definitely don’t drink out of these! (And so sorry for the late response!). My apologies. 🙂
These are pretty. Even if they do have clovers instead of shamrocks!