DIY Tutorial: How to Paint Awesome Mason Jar Containers

mason jars painted with acrylic paint and filled with flowers

If there’s one thing you probably have too much of at home, it is mason jars. They come in all shapes and sizes and, with a little paint and some time on your hands, they can add a touch of chic to anything. So, how to paint mason jar containers, and what will you need for this DIY project? Let’s dive right in!

Project Supplies

empty, non-painted mason jars
The best thing about breathing new life into your mason jar containers is that there are no rules. You can use spray paint or acrylic paint, or even nail polish! You can play with matte and metallic colors to create artistic contrast. For decorative purposes, you can also use a bit of painter’s tape and a hole punch if you want to create polka dot patterns.

You will need a flat surface, like a desk or a table. Make sure to cover it with butcher paper, newspaper, or whatever table cover you’d normally use for messy experiments.

Repurpose Old Mason Jars

mason jars painted with metallic gold paint
Painting a mason jar is a fantastic way to transform plain glass into eye-catching containers you can use anywhere in the house (including as presents to your friends!). You can use them for bathroom storage, as beauty product organizers, and just to contain small knick-knacks around the house. Come holiday season, you can paint your mason jars and use them as part of your Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or even Valentine’s Day decorations. Are you a sports fan? Make a themed mason jar collection out of your DIY project!

Mason jars painted like different sports

Mason Jar Painting: Directions

So, how should you paint them? For starters, you need to make sure the jars are well-washed and all dried out. Use the paint of your choice (spray, acrylic, etc.) and leave it to dry as per product instructions. Then, use painter’s tape if you want to make geometric shapes and use different colors. Paint over the tape, and let it dry again. Viola, you have awesome new mason jar containers!