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.

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




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    Holly April 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

    What a fantastic idea! Absolutely lovely!!!

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    stillparenting April 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    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!

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    Julie Anna June 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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

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    Katie July 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    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!

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    Dawn Suitcase Vignettes July 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm

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

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    silvergirl July 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    love those ideas..

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    Nancy August 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Love these! What great idea.

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    shirley August 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

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

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    shirley August 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

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

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    K Taylor January 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    How do you maintain drainage?

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    ASh March 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    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.

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    ASh March 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    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.

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    CO Gal March 27, 2012 at 12:25 am

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

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    Deb March 29, 2012 at 12:24 am

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

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    Happy Easter!

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

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    Janice April 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    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!

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    Meg April 11, 2012 at 2:30 am

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

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    Where do you find your mason jars?

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    I’ve put together a round up of bunny silhouette tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. 🙂 You can see it here

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    Maggie April 14, 2013 at 7:13 am

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

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

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

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

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