I’d like to say this Texas flag mason jar set was my idea. But I can’t.
I have to come clean with you all.
It was the brainchild of one of my Etsy customers.
And since I loved how it turned out, I’ve listed it at the Etsy shop. And I also thought I’d share a tutorial here with you so you can make your very own.
How To Make Texas Flag Mason Jar Set
(Made with wide mouth quart size mason jars)
1. Start with 2 coats of primer. Let dry for 24 hours before proceeding to next step.
2. Use Washi tape (can be found at craft stores and office supply stores) to tape off two jars, approximately half-way up jar. Seal bottom edge with your fingernail.
3. Give one thick coat of red paint.
4. To make star …
a. Turn Ball case upside down (with plastic casing still on) and apply painter’s tape, overlapping three strips.
b. Trace outline of star shape with pencil (I found my cardboard star shape at Michael’s).
c. Gently peel tape off plastic & cut out star.
d. Apply painter’s tape star to jar; seal edges with your fingernail.
e. Paint with blue paint.
5. Once dry, remove tape.
6. Use white paint and thin brush to touch up bleeds. Let dry for 24 hours before proceeding to next step.
6. Once dry (after 24 hours), distress using 80 grit sandpaper.
Focus on raised letters on front, back and sides.
7. To finish, seal with a acrylic or acetone matte clear coat spray.
And you’re done!
Now, if you’d prefer to purchase a set versus do it yourself, I have a listing up at my Etsy shop (click here) …
And now I’m wondering what other state flags I can turn into a mason jar sets …
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I totally thought these were for Fourth of July!! They could be — Stars and Stripes Forever — well,I’d have to put a star on the back? Nah. I still think they look like a bit of America ( can you tell I’m not very familiar with Texas’ flag?!!) so I’d promote them in two categories–for people like me. Ignorant to this represents TX so to us? Promote as a 4th of July spin and then I suppose to the Texans. A tribute to the Lonestar state!
You did a great job figuring out how to do these and give us tips like use Zinnser primer for that bright white. And then how to not be discouraged on bleed through. Plus how long to wait between steps. Thank you!
I know these are meant to be representative of the Texas flag, but I think these would even work as a centerpiece for the fourth of July. So cute!
A fabulous idea! Thank you so much!!! 🙂 Linda
Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says
These Texas Jars are so cute! A very clever idea, you have very stylish customers! I am starting a new link up part with Refresh Living that will go live tomorrow at 7pm CST. We would love to see you come link up with us!
I like the ruffed up look.
I have want to make some painted jars for a long time but wasnt sure of the process. Thanks for your tutorial it was helpful. These are darling!
It needs yellow roses…….
Yellow rose of Texas
Great idea! 🙂