Darling Daughter wanted painted Mason jars for her wedding’s decor. She wanted over 50 painted Mason jars…guess who had plenty and guess who ended up painting all of the mason jars…I ended up LOVING the look of the chalk painted Mason jars.
Chalk Painted Canning Jars
Chalk Painted Jars for Wedding
Our youngest daughter envisioned painted canning jars along the aisles in the ceremony, on the tables in the cemetery and in the game area. I loved the color she selected. It was quite easy to paint the jars and I love the look of the distressing.
Painted Jars along the Aisles
In the middle of a sunflower field, our son-in-law prepared an open area for the ceremony. We had straw bales for seating that were covered with fabric. Along each aisle, our son-in-law cut stumps that my daughter wished to be topped with doilies and painted mason jars filled with sunflower bouquets.
Painted Jars in the Reception decor
My daughter had our son-in-law make these wood cookies to set more doilies, photos and painted canning jars – it was beautiful on all of the tables.
In the Game Area
In the game area where they had giant JENGA, Corn Hole, Tic-Tac-Toe and more, there was a straw bale couch. On this coffee table (built by my son-in-law) we had a canning jar…to make this an inviting site.
How to Paint Canning Jars
What you will need:
- Chalk Paint – (homemade recipe below)
- canning jars, (the ones with texture look best)
- soft bristle brush (1 1/2 inch)
- coarse sanding paper
Set your jars on craft paper, wax paper or plastic. Either use chalk paint of your choice or make your own using the recipe below. With a soft bristled brush paint on the chalk paint from top of the jar to bottom holding the brush nearly horizontal to the jar as evenly as possible. Set aside. Apply a second and/or third coat – I recommend at least three – allowing to dry thoroughly between painting. Using the sanding paper (you can also use a nail file) gently rub the paint off along the raised designs on the jar. You remove as much of the paint as you desire – now you can use them outside and inside for your entertaining and decorating.
Painted Jars in the Dining Room
I put these sweet jars on our dining table – the flowers are left over from the wedding bouquets – they dry beautifully.
I would love to paint more jars – different colors – they add such country charm to a room’s decor or to an outdoor tabletop.
Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe
- 1 cup craft or latex paint
- 2 1/2 TBSP Plaster of Paris
measure out paint into a plastic dish with lid. Add the Plaster of Paris and stir well. Paint desired object.