DIY Plaid Mason Jars for Fall

These farmhouse-chic mason jars are the perfect decoration for autumn.

September 12, 2019

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Materials + Tools

  • mason jar(s) or other glass jar(s)
  • white spray paint
  • paintbrush
  • washi tape
  • creamy white acrylic paint
  • blue acrylic paint
  • black acrylic paint
  • sandpaper
  • twine
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • faux flowers

Prepare Jars

Begin by cleaning out your glass jars. Spray paint a base coat of white paint. Once dry, add a coat of creamy white acrylic paint.

Add Vertical Stripes

Mask off vertical stripes on the jar using washi tape. Mix white, blue and black paint to get a grayish-blue color. Paint between the tape and remove the tape to reveal vertical stripes. Let dry completely.

Add Horizontal Stripes

Mask off horizontal stripes using washi tape. Paint between the stripes using the same color paint. Remove the tape and let dry completely.

Add Darker Squares

Reapply the washi tape in both horizontal and vertical stripes. Mix a darker blue color and paint inside the squares. Remove the tape to reveal your plaid design and let dry.

Add Texture

Optionally, rub down the jar with sandpaper to give it a more rustic texture.

Add Twine

Hot glue twine around the rim of the jar. Tie a small bow from a scrap of twine and glue to the front of the jar. Add faux flowers to finish.

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