American Flag Mason Jars – DIY

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American Flag Mason Jars

Mason Jars make for such fun crafts.  There are so many things you can do with them, even if you aren’t that crafty.  Like me!  However, I can grab some spray paint and get my hands a bit dirty and create adorable Mason Jars 🙂  And if I can, you can.

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Memorial Day is quickly approaching and then we have 4th of July, then Labor Day!  So, our next couple holidays proudly honor the amazing country of which we live in, the USA.  So, how fitting that my next Mason Jar creation be the American Flag!  I will admit, I was a bit nervous about the stars and stripes, using 3 colors and making it all work…and easily.  Because I always want my creations and crafts to be something that anyone can do.  And, I think they turned out great!  The beautiful thing about mason jars, is that they almost always look awesome.  And they definitely don’t have to be “perfect”.

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Here’s your Step-by-Step Tutorial on how to make your own American Flag.

What You Need For Your Patriotic Decor Mason Jars:

Mason Jar Spring Vases

Mason Jars – You can buy them on Amazon or at most retailers

Spray Paint – Red, white and blue!  You can buy them on Amazon or at most retailers.  I used Rust-Oleum spray paint.  I have used both semi-gloss and gloss.

Foam Star Stickers – Various Sizes are fine.  I grabbed mine for just under $2 at Walmart.

What You Do to make your American Flag Mason Jars:

1.  Take the lids off the jars

2.  Place the jar on something you don’t mind getting paint on…I placed mine on cardboard

How to make American Flag Mason Jars

3.  Spray the inside of jar(s) white.  Spraying the inside of the jar gives the Stars a bit of a 3D effect – love it!
DIY American Flag Mason Jars

4.  Allow the jar(s) to dry for at least an hour

Do it yourself American Flag Mason Jars

5. Use painters tape or masking tape to make stripes on your jars

6.  Place star foam stickers near the top of the jar – use as many or as little as you would like

How to make American Flag Mason Jars

7.  Using the red spray paint, spray the bottom 3/4 of the jar.  It’s okay if you go a bit over, as the blue you will use next will cover it.

8.  Peel off the tape – I peeled mine off about 5 – 10 minutes after painting the red on

9. Allow the jar to dry for at least an hour so that you can hold the red part in order to paint the blue, or place your hand in the jar so that you can rotate it while painting it blue.  *You can easily clean your hands with Mineral Spirits or Epsom Salt with Coconut Oil if you end up not wearing gloves

9.  Spray the top 1/4 of the jar with the blue

10.  Allow the jars to dry for at least 5 – 10 mins before peeling off the foam star stickers

11.  Allow jars to dry completely before displaying them in your home

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12.  Fill with flowers, pretend sparklers or nothing at all!

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13.  Enjoy!

**You can also put the tape and stars on before spraying your jars white, I did that for the 2nd one and I did reuse my star stickers – the results were the same**

Need some supplies for your mason jar crafts?

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Mason Jar Spring Vases

Spring Mason Jar Vases

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Comments

  1. you can make those for a l the hodiday and they be good gift for weeding or the baby shower buy ching design

  2. These are so cute! And what a wonderful way to recycle old spaghetti sauce jars of which I have so many.

  3. Oh wow…those are so cute!!! I have to make these for our family get together next weekend for Memorial day. What an awesome idea!

  4. These would be cute for storing plastic spoons, forks and knives at the fourth of july barbecue/picnics!

  5. Wow! Very creative! These mason jars would be so much fun to make with the grandkids and would make excellent table top decorative pieces for the fourth of July. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Goodness this is adorable and i love mason jar crafts. I dod a few candy corn ones for hallows eve.

  7. These turned out to be really cute! I love how they’re not exact and how the red and blue paint sort of make a gradient design. These would be perfect to hold cutlery at a BBQ or picnic!

  8. I do want to make these for the fourth. They are very cute. I also appreciated the hint about washing paint off with epsom salts and coconut oil, as I didnt know that.

  9. WOW!! this would be a great project for my kids for the coming 4th of July celebration!! thanks for sharing

  10. I will be 80 on the 4th of July? I like anything patriotic. The instructions are very clear and sound doable. Would be great to use for flowers, balloons, anything red, white and blue.

  11. I love these! So fun and easy. I can think of lots of holidays and occasions to make these for. Thanks for the great idea. 🙂

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