Autumn-Inspired Painted Mason Jar

Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a painted mason jar—the perfect addition to your fall home décor.

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I started the project with a clean mason jar, orange acrylic paint, a sponge brush, and some parchment paper.

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I placed the parchment paper under the jar and gave it an even coat of paint and let the paint completely dry.

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Because I didn’t want to keep cleaning my brush in between coats and I didn’t want the paint to dry on the brush, I placed the brush in a plastic bag to keep the brush wet.

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I applied three coats of paint in all to get a pretty even finish, allowing the jar to completely dry in between each coat of paint.

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Then, I used a sanding block to distress the jar, removing bits of paint over the raised edges.

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Using my Cricut Explore­­®, Cricut Design Space®, and the Disney® – Pooh and Friends cartridge, I cut out some leaves from colored cardstock and distressed the edges with a file.

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I used an old brown ink pad to add just a touch of color to the edges of the die cuts.

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I adhered the cuts together and gently bent the edges of the cuts to give the cuts some shape.

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I adhered the cuts together, along with a brown button.

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I wrapped the neck of the mason jar with brown cording, threaded the button, and tied a bow to finish.

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Now the jar is ready for some fresh flowers (or maybe some paper ones!). But it is pretty enough to leave as-is and display on a shelf or mantle.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!