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
Regular Mouth Pint Size Mason Jars
Americana Chalky Finish – Honor
Americana Chalky Finish – Serene
Design Master Clear Coat Sealant (Matte Finish)
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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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Well, for what it’s worth…I’m still here. Sweltering in this last day of summer…tomorrow….90! So bring on the summer projects…according to the weather…we’ve got summer for at least another week….and I’m north of you! 😉
Too true! It’s hard to think about pumpkins and Fall while wearing tank tops and flip flops! Ha! 🙂
Hilarious! Blue and white is always perfect any time of year
Shirley @housepitality designs says
I’m here! Love your beautiful jars any time of the year!!!
So sweet! Thanks for being “here!” 🙂
Marian Emch says
I’m glad you dared to share your summer project. Here in Ohio, it’s a sweltering 90 degrees. So according to the weather, it’s still summer. By the way, I love your blog!!
Thank you so much! And we’re melting here too in Chicago! The A/C is getting a run for it’s money. 🙂
These are lovely! Nice to see you back among the living.
Thank you! Does feel good to be living again! 🙂
Shelia Gibson says
Gorgeous! I can totally relate. My projects are almost always behind the current season.
Maybe we should start to think about it that we are so ahead of the curve that we’re already planning for summer 2018! 🙂 Linda
laura janning says
ive said it a million times no body does a mason jar quite like you do. welcome back…i have missed you.
Love the nautical stripes!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley
Pat B says
I just discovered you! Definitely will be a regular visitor.
Thanks! Looking forward to your future visits! 🙂 Linda