Red, White, and Blue Mason Jars


Do you share my love of Mason jars? They have such a timeless look and can be used in so many different ways. Whether you are creating a unique one-of-a-kind light fixture or organizing your treasured embellishments, a Mason jar always comes in handy. In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I thought you might enjoy this adorable home décor project by Linda at It All Started With Paint. Wouldn’t this make the perfect hostess gift for that 4th of July BBQ that you are invited to? 😉

red, white & blue mason jars

Linda started by painting two jars white and one blue using craft store acrylic paint (Americana Snow White, Primary Blue, and True Red).


Next, she moved on to painting the stripes.


I love how Linda used washi tape to tape off the stripes. Since it has such a low tack, it doesn’t remove the paint like regular painter’s tape. When you’re done, you can use a fine tipped brush to touch up if you want to, but I like the handmade look.


Clever Linda made her own star stamp using a wine cork and some inexpensive foam stars. Simply glue several of the same size stars on top of the cork, dip in your paint, and sponge on. You can leave it as-is, or if you like a more vintage and shabby chic style, you can distress your jars using a fine grade sanding sponge. If you don’t have one handy, you can use a fine grade sand paper. (I like the sponge because you have a bit more control.) Next, add a coat of clear enamel spray paint.


Now you’re ready for that BBQ! The kids could even help out with this project. I would like to send out a huge note of thanks to Linda for sharing her fun and festive project. Be sure to stop by Linda’s blog It All Started With Paint any time you need a burst of inspiration.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have fun planning for a wonderful 4th of July!

Supplies Used:

139113-3-1   140321-3-1   140335-3-1

Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  •  Mason Jars
  • Foam Stars
  • Washi Tape

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