DIY Animal Painted Mason Jars

Hand Painted Mason Jars for Holding Art Supplies
I have a thing for jars! I can’t get enough of them and use them all over my craft room to hold supplies, markers, and embellishments. And it’s SO easy to make these jars cute. I promise this is such an easy mason jar DIY. I’ve figured out the best way to paint mason jars and, believe me, there are a lot of tutorials that I’ve tried that do not work. This works! I promise.

You’ll find too that painted mason jars make awesome gifts. You can fill them with candy, crayons, flowers, make-up brushes, or utensils…You get the idea. And the design possibilities are endless. Below I’ll show the best way to paint a mason jar and share some fun animal-themed mason jars I made for my craft room.

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SUPPLIES:

Kylon Primer for painted mason jars

Outline the details of mason jars in pencil first

Hand Painted mason jars for desk organization

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1: Spray your mason jars with an even coat of white primer.

Step 2: Cover the jars with your favorite acrylic paint colors. I used two coats of paint.

Step 3: Use a pencil to lightly sketch the animal faces onto the jars.

Step 4: Go over the pencil tracing with your paint markers. Here’s a little tip for the paint markers, be sure to shake them well before use, and always test them first on a piece of paper.

Step 5 (optional): Seal your jars with a protective sealant. I usually skip this step, and honestly my jars still look great and haven’t chipped.

Now that you know the basics, there are a million different ways you can paint mason jars. I’d love to see what you create. Come show me on Instagram @Colormadehappy or Facebook!

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15 thoughts on “DIY Animal Painted Mason Jars”

  1. Does regular paint primer with a brush work or does it have to be spray? And how long did you wait for it to dry before you put the acrylic paint? Thanks

    1. To be honest I haven’t tried the brush on primer because the spray is SO easy! I’m sure it works fine. For wait time I waited overnight only because I sprayed it just before bed. As soon as it’s dry to the touch though, you’re good to go!

    1. Haha, story of my life. My son tends to lose his art supplies too. I’m always looking for fun ways to keep us organized.

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