How cute are these simple painted watercolor jars? Painted mason jars are a fun and easy craft to make. Decorate them with watercolor paint for a custom vase or craft supply storage. I would love these in a painting studio!
Who here is tired of Mason Jar Crafts? No? Good! Neither am I!
These super simple watercolor jars are the perfect quick craft for your craft room or painting studio. Using chalk paint and acrylic paint on mason jars is extremely popular, so give watercolor a try this time.
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Supplies you’ll need to make these watercolor mason jars:
- Glass mason jars, empty and clean
- White spray paint
- Cardboard or other flat surface for painting
- Watercolor paints, any color you like
- Paint brush
- Water and bowl for watercolor paint
- (optional) clear acrylic spray for sealing the watercolor paint
A quick note on the glass jars – you can either buy mason jars at the craft or grocery store or you can upcycle empty glass jars from your kitchen. Here’s a tutorial for my favorite way to remove labels from wine and other glass bottles.
Directions – Easy Watercolor Mason Jars
First, spray paint the glass jars white. You will need to spray 3-4 very thin coats to get complete coverage without dripping or pooling paint. Allow the spray paint to dry completely.
Grab your favorite watercolor paints. Mix up the watercolors, and paint the rim of the mason jar.
Layer the watercolor, following any pattern you like, coaxing drip lines by pooling paint in selected spots. I just pooled paint at random, allowing drip lines to form. Then I used a paper towel to clean up the dripping paint at the bottom of the jar. Too easy!
If the paint is not dark enough, just let the paint dry a little bit and then add more. You can layer as much paint as you like, until you reach the desired look and color.
Let the watercolor paint dry completely. If you plan to use these jars as vases or anything else that may be exposed to moisture, I recommend sealing the paint. Use a coat of clear spray to ensure your watercolor paint doesn’t wash away.
The Finished Project – Watercolor Jars
You can fill these watercolor mason jars with just about anything you like – fresh flowers, greenery, paint brushes, or other crafting supplies. I think they are perfect for storing my paint brushes, palette knives, and fabric markers.