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DIY Glitter Mason Jars Craft

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DIY Glitter Mason JarsWho doesn’t love a good mason jar craft? It’s amazing how you can take a simple glass jar and turn it into a piece of art. If you’ve seen some of my other posts, you may already now that I’m kind of in love with decorating mason jars. Here are some of my favorite mason jar projects to check out: rainbow fruit mason jars, animal mason jars and my doodle mason jars. I think that my latest mason jar craft might be my new favorite because it combines my love of mason jars, rainbows and glitter all into one gorgeous glitter mason jars craft!

DIY Glitter Mason Jars

Glitter Mason Jars Supplies (affiliate links provided for convenience):

  • Mason Jars – I use these 16oz mason jars because there’s a logo only on one side which leaves the other sides blank and perfect for decorating. I also love that the lid is two pieces in case you want to leave it on and remove the middle. No cutting required!
  • White Primer – This is my favorite primer because it’s a flat primer and paint in one.
  • Glitter – I used extra fine glitter.
  • Glue – I used E6000 glue because I like the thickness and it doesn’t drip too much. Glitter also adheres really well to this glue.
  • Sealant (optional)Glitter Mason Jars

Glitter Mason Jars Directions:

Step 1: Place mason jars mouth down on top of a piece of cardboard and spray evenly with a the flat white primerDIY Glitter Mason JarsStep 2: Add glue for the first section of glitter.DIY Glitter Mason JarsStep 3: With a scratch piece of paper underneath, pour glitter over the glue section. Pour off the excess glitter onto the paper and then fold the paper and pour the glitter back into the container. Keep your jar flat on the paper instead of standing it upright. If you stand it up before the glue is dry the glue and glitter will run down the jar.

TIP: Don’t worry if there are some loose specks of glitter on the jar. Once you are done with all the colors and the glue is dry, you can use a soft paintbrush and work your way around the jar to brush off any excess glitter. DIY Glitter Mason JarsStep 4: Repeat step 3 with your next two colors. If you want to continue a rainbow around the entire jar, I suggest waiting until your first 3 colors are dry. I say 3 colors because that’s the amount that can fit on each side of the jar. If you keep adding more colors before the first are dry, the glue will start to run sideways as you turn the jar. DIY Glitter Mason JarsIf your jars are only going to be facing forward, I wouldn’t worry about putting glitter around the entire jar. Just pick different colors for each jar to create a rainbow.

Step 5 (optional): I skipped sealing my final glitter mason jars because I didn’t feel like they were shedding much glitter. However, if you want to add an extra layer of protection for the glitter you can an a thin layer sealant by mixing glossy Mod Podge with a little bit of water to thin it out. Add it directly on top of the glitter using a soft paint brush. Another option is to spray a thin layer of spray sealant like this glossy Rust-Oleum sealant.

DIY Glitter Mason Jars

It’s so hard to show you just how shiny and pretty these glitter mason jars are in person, but trust me on this…they look SO pretty and would be an awesome addition to a desk, art room or classroom. Not only can you use them to hold art supplies, but you could also use them to hold flowers or even as a container for your paint water when your crafting.

DIY Glitter Mason Jars

Don’t forget to check out these other mason jar crafts:

For more colorful inspiration, head over to my Instagram page or Facebook page And be sure to come share with me pictures of your finished mason jars. I love sharing projects that were inspired by my tutorials with my followers.

DIY Glitter Mason Jars

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  1. Any tips for keeping the glitter from getting on previously done areas. Part of the beauty is the clean lines.

    1. I think the glue I used was a big help. The glitter covered it so well that not much was able to stick to it when I poured the next colors. You cold always wait for each section to dry. If you open up the glitter containers, it’s pretty easy to direct where you want to pour the glitter. You could also cover the finished areas with a sheet of paper lightly placed on top.

  2. These are so pretty and would be wonderful for keeping a craft room organized! Thanks for sharing 😀

  3. I would love to know where you found the car shaped shelf that’s holding your supplies.
    I love all of your suggestions and have purchased almost all of the pens and markers you suggest.

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