Its always funny to me when I come across guest posts I did over a year ago and realize I never posted them here–oops! But now you get a fun stamped mason jar tutorial to brighten your day, and I’ll pretend it isn’t snowing outside.
Hi everyone, it’s Lisa from Mabey She Made It–a DIY, crafts, and sewing blog–back to share another fun idea with you.
We all love mason jar crafts, right? They’re quick, cute, and fabulous. They’re also super trendy.
So when I was decorating a bit ago, I was looking for some decor that would add color and interest to my hutch. I didn’t have anything I liked, so I decided to paint a mason jar as a start to something. And while I liked it as is, I wanted to make it a little more unique.
I have a large rubber stamp collection. I used to stamp almost every day, but slowly other crafts have taken over the majority of my stamping. However, I still find lots of reasons to use my stamps. This time, we’re going to stamp on the mason jar to give it a unique look. Are you ready?
- Mason jar
- Chalk paint (or glass paint)
- Paint brush
- Rubber stamp
- Fine grit sand paper
Let’s get started!
- Start by painting your jar with your base paint. I did two coats, letting it dry in between coats.
- Gently sand the area you will be stamping, trying not to sand through the layers. Basically you just want to smooth out any ridges so you get a better stamped image.
- Paint your stamp image using a lightly loaded brush. You’ll get a cleaner image if you use a thin coat and try not to drip paint into the recessed parts if possible.
- Stamp your image (or images) onto your mason jar, rocking the stamp lightly to make sure you transfer the whole image. This is trickier with larger images than small ones. If you don’t like your impression, quickly wipe the paint off with a baby wipe or repaint that section and try again.
- Lightly sand (if desired) to get a more worn and rustic look.
- You can choose to seal the jar if you want to, but I didn’t.
That’s it! They’re so fun you may want to make more than one. Tie on a ribbon, fill the jar with something fun, or use it as decor. I put some Paper Plumerias in my jar inside a lantern, so jump on over and take a look at the tutorial if you want to make your own.