Nautical Striped Mason Jars – Coastal Painted Mason Jar Craft.
Is anybody out there?
Is this mic even working?
So after months of hit-or-miss-will-she-or-won’t-she, here I am with two … count ’em two … blog posts in a single week.
It’s a blog miracle!
Or a blog curse for those of you who prefer me to be more miss than hit; more won’t-she than will-she. 😉
I’ll be honest, I wavered about even sharing this project.
And if I’m truly being honest I have to honestly confess that, contrary to this blog post about what I did not do on my summer vacation, I actually did work on a few summery projects …
which means I’ve bent the truth a bit here. It’s not an all out trendy alternative fact. More like a massaging of the truth.
And most of the summery projects I worked on this summer involved mason jars. Like these nautical striped mason jars in navy and white and light blue and white chalky paint.
And once those summery projects were completed — like these nautical striped mason jars — they sat on my camera card. Patiently waiting for their time to shine in the spotlight that is this blog.
And as summer days marched on …
as July melted into August …
as August jumped into September …
there they sat. Waiting, waiting, waiting. On my camera card.
Which brought me to a crossroads. As I stare down the official first day of Fall … less than 24 hours away … do I dare share a summer project? At this late summer date?
Do I dare download these summery project images from my camera card to my laptop? Do I dare straighten and lighten and brighten and sharpen and …
do I dare? …
do I dare share them on this day? This day before the official first day of Fall?
I’ll give you two guesses about how I answered that dare. 🙂
How To Make Nautical Striped Mason Jars
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Give your jars 2 coats of primer (I let mine dry overnight between coats). Let dry overnight.
Use Washi tape to tape off stripes.
Paint. I only gave mine one coat to give them a beach washed look. You can give two coats for more solid coverage.
Once dry, remove Washi tape … to reveal bleed through.
Touch up with white paint.
Once the touch-up paint is dry (I typically wait overnight) distress with 80-grit sandpaper.
Seal with matte finish clear coat spray sealant.
Optional: Add jute twine around top threads of jar.
If you would prefer to buy this nautical mason jar set (vs. make this set), they’re listed at my Etsy shop. Just click here …
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