A couple of years ago I started reading Tonya’s blog, Love of Family and Home. One of the things I love most about her blog is her DIY crafts. They always are easy to follow and come out great.
This summer Tonya shared a great project that was perfect for my side porch, monogrammed succulent place settings. This one I made with the help of my youngest daughter. It was fun to complete and I love that I can easily change the setting with the wipe of an eraser and chalk in a new monogram.
The latest project that Tonya shared, How to Paint Mason Jars, had my name written all over it. Using mason jars as vases is so simple and beautiful to me. Painted mason jars on top of that…well, that’s even better!
Using a foam brush, I painted one coat of black chalkboard paint on the jar. I let it dry a little longer than the suggested drying time of 1 hour.
I chose 4 colors for my vases; mint, pink, blue, and a metallic silver. I ended up doing 2-3 coats on each jar. I did let them dry for an hour or two between coats.
Once the jars had dried after the final coat of paint, I used sand paper to rub off the paint on the words.
I can’t wait to put fresh peonies from my garden in these vases. Til then, the dried hydrangea will have to do.
I think these would make great hostess gifts and add on gifts for Mother’s Day. My daughter has already asked if she could give one to her teacher. Looks like I will be making a few more to store away!
See…told you this was a simple, yet beautiful project. Just my type of DIY craft!