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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





  1. shirley says:

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

  2. Nancy says:

    Love these! What great idea.

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

  4. 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!

  5. Julie Anna says:

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

  6. 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!

  7. Holly says:

    What a fantastic idea! Absolutely lovely!!!

  8. 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!

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

  10. Oh my goodness!!! So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 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….

  12. 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!

  13. Joon says:

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. Jen says:

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

  17. 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!!!

  18. Janell Beals says:

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

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