The CSI Girls Favorite Projects of the Year!
April 12, 2011
HOP to It: Link up for the Easter Challenge!
April 14, 2011

Spray Painted Mason Jars: By Just Another Day in Paradise

Howdy my fellow CSI Project readers. My name is Larissa and I can be found in my little blogging heaven
I heart doing all things creative. On any given day you will find me sewing a little, crafting a little, decorating a little, cooking a little, and momma-ing a lot. One of my favorite things to use in any project is spray paint and Krylon is DEFINITELY my go to paint. Spray paint makes everything better.
Today I am sharing a super easy and super lovely spray paint project just right for your Easter table.
Easter Mason Jar Planters
                                                                                                                       All you need:
mason jars, any shape and size
several of your favorite springy colors of Krylon spray paint
small bag of potting soil
some pretty flowers…make sure they grow in small groups
I chose alyssum, perfectly light and fresh
Getting started:
With your jars flipped with the mouth down, spray paint each jar the color you want. The first coat should be a very light coating, not covering all the way. After the first coat sets for just 10 minutes, you can follow up with a second coat. Repeat until you have the coverage you want.

After they have dried 24 hours, we can transfer over our spring plants. Make a paper funnel and place it in the mouth of your jar. Slowly scoop in potting soil.

Fill just over two thirds full, leaving plenty of room for your plant.

                                                                                           Separate your flowers into natural smaller groups.

Transplant your flowers into the jar. Add in any extra soil around the plant that is needed to fill the jar.

Repeat with all the jars. They are super lovely just as is, but for Easter they need more, don’t ya think?

I found some bunny silhouette’s that I cut out from white vinyl. Then I applied my little bunnies to one side of the jar.

                                                                                                                             Perfect.
Repeat with all the jars, some of the jars, all the same bunnies, different bunnies. You call the shots. I used different shapes and I left one jar plain.

Line them up on your table for a simply lovely Easter decoration.

  — Larissa Just Another Day in Paradise

 

 

 

36 Comments

  1. Janell Beals says:

    What a cute idea and love the colors you used! Perfect for Spring and Easter! Janell

  2. lisa says:

    Super cute idea. I have a black thumb and can’t grow a thing but weeds – but this would be so cute to do just to hold utensils or pens and pencils. So cute!!!

  3. Jen says:

    These are so cute! I love Krylon’s fun colors! Thanks for sharing!
    Jen
    Scissors & SPatulas

  4. FOR CUTENESS! love this, and the colors used. winks- jen

  5. Lyndee says:

    I never thought of spray painting my mason jars. I have SO many. I’m loving this idea and since plants don’t do so well outside where I live, what a great way to get the flowers I’m craving!

  6. Joon says:

    Oh I love this!!!! Love the different colors! Can’t wait to try this on my mason jars!

  7. Danielle says:

    What an awesome idea!!!! I’m gonna use it for our upcoming red, pink, and black ladybug party! Very easy way to dress up the mantle!

  8. Terri says:

    I’ve never thought about spray painting canning jars. I’m thinking they would look cool spray painted with stained glass spray paint….

  9. Oh my goodness!!! So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. LOVE this!!! What a great idea for old mason jars!!! And the colors are so Spring-y!!!

  11. angie says:

    these are SO cute…..i love them!! endless possibilities!!!

    quick question for the csi girls….my wreath was one of the top 10 in the burlap challenge last week, but i’m not sure where to get a button…is there someplace i’m not looking? 🙂 thanks!

  12. Holly says:

    What a fantastic idea! Absolutely lovely!!!

  13. So lovely. Who would have thought mason jars could have such a punch! Thanks for sharing with us. I’ll be back to see what else you’ve been up to!

  14. Julie Anna says:

    I love this idea! I do have one question. What about drainage holes? Are your plants growing ok without them?

  15. Katie says:

    It might even be even cuter if you applied the vinyl bunny decals before spray painting, and then peeled them off after it dried to reveal the dirt and roots inside the jar in the shape of a bunny!

  16. these are perfect. Now I know what to do with my ball jars. Thanks you so much. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  17. silvergirl says:

    love those ideas..

  18. Nancy says:

    Love these! What great idea.

  19. shirley says:

    loved your idea, I finally know what to do with my stash of large pickle jars. shirley

  20. shirley says:

    loved this idea, now I know what to do with this large stash of pickle jars

  21. K Taylor says:

    How do you maintain drainage?

  22. ASh says:

    Great Idea! Make sure to put something at the bottom like brokwn up terra cotta plants to soak up the water otherwise your plants will die.

  23. ASh says:

    Great Idea! Make sure to put something like broken terra cotta pot pieces to soak up the water since there are no holes in the bottom otherwise your plant will drowned.

  24. CO Gal says:

    Larissa- did you paint the inside of the jars or outside? Sweet idea, with the bunnies!

  25. Deb says:

    These are so gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Kendel says:

    Hello – very cute – I featured it on my blog here: http://thebrowyblog.blogspot.ca/2012/03/i-was-featued-on.html

    Feel free to grab my button to share your feature!

    Happy Easter!
    Kendel

  27. Savanah says:

    These are so adorable! And they look so great all together. What a beautiful craft 🙂

  28. Janice says:

    Another idea would be to fill jars with water and add spring cut flowers, like tulips or daffodils instead of planing flowers. They look cute on a Easter dinner table!

  29. Meg says:

    This is super cute!! I can’t wait to make my own! Thanks for the great idea :o).

  30. Jackie says:

    Where do you find your mason jars?

  31. Amanda says:

    I’ve put together a round up of bunny silhouette tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. 🙂 You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/15-bunny-silhouette-crafts-for-easter/

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you’ve been featured, you can grab one here 🙂
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

    Thanks for sharing!

  32. Maggie says:

    Did you paint the inside or the outside of the jars?

  33. xiudian says:

    Spray paint & fabric = redo card table & chairs – love this!

  34. Savannah says:

    Great idea! I’m going to use this to paint jars for herbs.

  35. gizem aubry says:

    it looks really good! i will give it a try i have a lot of jars to use like this

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *