January 27, 2015

DIY: Glittered Mason Jars

Between all the craziness of last semester, I was so excited to finally get a little in my sorority (another one to cross off the 101 in 1001 list!).

My big spent a ton of money and time and energy crafting for me, so I knew I had to do the same for my little (and there'll be a blog post to come about saving money when crafting for your little because I tried my best not to burst my budget!).

I've always loved crafting but I'm not very good at it - so when I find something that's easy to do, looks great and is actually useful, I'm all for it! You may remember my gold glittered mason jars from last year, which were so easy to do and such a cute craft! I use mine to hold pencils (like this adorable Kate Spade set!), and my big uses the one I made for her to hold makeup brushes.

Continuing the fam line, I made a set of three mason jars for my little during big/little week and filled it with her favorite candy - but I did it a little differently this time.

I was actually in the dollar store looking for a princess crown for my little (it's a tradition that all of the bombshells - my family line - do) when I saw these mason jars, which were a little bigger than ones I'd used before. I loved the idea of decorating bigger jars for filling it with things, so I picked up three, handed the cashier $3 and left with tons of ideas.

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I can't explain to you how ridiculously easy this project was. Like, I literally made them in 15 minutes. Not only is it easy though, it just looks SO cute.

The last time I did this, I used thick glitter and I decided that I wanted a more delicate look this time, and picked up some extra fine glitter from Joann's.

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What You'll Need: 
- mason jars: like I said, I got mine at the dollar store - so $3 = not breaking the bank!
- glue or mod podge: the last time I did this, I used mod podge, and this time I decided to use Elmer's craft bond spray glue - it worked like a charm and I used it for everything! I 100% recommend this over mod podge! 
- glitter: gold or silver, thick or extra fine - the choice is yours..
- painter's tape: so you can get that perfect straight line.

Step By Step: 

Before you do anything, I suggest getting newspaper. Glitter, ESPECIALLY extra-fine glitter, is a pain in the a$$ to get rid of. I'm still finding glitter all over my room and it's been almost 4 months. I actually spent the night in a hotel with my sister when we decided to do this craft, and I feel really bad for the hotel staff because there were probably some remnants left behind at some point.

Once you're ready to go, put the painter's tape in a straight line where you want the glitter to start. I did mine fairly high this time because of how large these jars were, but that's just personal preference.

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After taping the line, use mod podge (or the spray glue, which I highly recommend) and spray below the line, sprinkling glitter once you've sprayed evenly. You may need to do a few coats to fill in the spots, but once you've done that, set them down to dry, and carefully remove the tape. I sprayed with sealer so that glitter wouldn't get everywhere, but that didn't really help. Still looking for something that'll prevent that from happening.

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And that's it. Literally the easiest craft ever, and it brightens up a whole room. Use it for makeup brushes, candy, pencils, anything really. 

Three steps: tape, spray, glitter. Done. 

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P.S. It's another snow day here in Connecticut.. thanks Juno! Off to craft some more :)

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35 comments:

  1. Those came out really great I don't allow glitter in my house, so I wouldn't make them, but I would totally buy one :)

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  2. Those are really cool. I've been seeing these around a lot lately.

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  3. These are so pretty! I'd love to make some to add some fun to my house.

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  4. These are so easy and fun. I think they would add some sparkle to any kind of decor in the home and enough glitter and you can hide stuff in.

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  5. How cool are these? I wish I had thought about making something like this for my daughter's wedding.

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  6. Glittery jars are a welcome sight anywhere. I'm going to try this craft using the Elmer's craft bond spray glue. Thank you for the great gift and décor suggestion!

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  7. I love glitter. It may be messy but it is my favorite craft supply. Needless to say I will be making this.

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  8. I love these! They are different and nothing I have ever seen.

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  9. These are super cute! They'd look really adorable in my girls room on their shelves! What a great idea!

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  10. These are super cute! They'd look really adorable in my girls room on their shelves! What a great idea!

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  11. These turned out really great. I will have to make a few of these up for my house.

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  12. Those are perfect accents! I can't believe the size glitter jar you needed!

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  13. Really great idea I love anything with glitter on.

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  14. What a fun way to use the glitter. I think it's an awesome idea.

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  15. I have 100s of mason jars on hand all the time as we do a lot of canning. Then we empty those cans. Rinse. Repeat. Every year. So I love to do crafts with them too. I grew up using them and now I see them everywhere. I love that people are so much more accepting of them these days.

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  16. These are adorable!! I could use them for so many things - I think they'd look awesome on a desk filled with pens, pencils, and markers.

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  17. This is so cute! It is a great gift idea.

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  18. These are very cute. Definitely a fun and easy craft.

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  19. How adorable! I love this idea! So great to try

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  20. So cute! I love DIY projects that are this easy.

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  21. You had me at glitter! I'm definitely putting these on my MUST MAKE list.

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  22. Very cute - they look really nice. Perfect for a gift I am making

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  23. Beautiful-- I've made these before too :)

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  24. That looks great! You did a fine job.

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  25. OH I just made something similar but I used acrylic paint and embossing powder. Love crafts like these and yours is spectacular

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  26. Those are so pretty, what a cute craft, would look beautiful with tea lights inside. I love anything mason jars!

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  27. Love your craft! I'm sharing and saving these glitter jars post to remember making a few of them for the New Year! Damjana

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