How to Make Mason Jar Flower Pots
Posted April 28, 2011on:
I have an abundance of mason jars that I got off Craigslist last summer. My plans to use them for canning have been postponed, since I need a canner and haven’t found a reasonability priced one yet. I decided that maybe I should use a few of them for crafts instead. A friend sent me a link about spray painting mason jars and using them as flower pots. It was too cute to pass up.
What you’ll need:
Sheet/cardboard to cover ground
I used Krylon spray paint in Watermelon.
Start with your mason jar upside down. Then apply one thin coat.
The best way to achieve a thin coat is to spray from a distance of about 6 inches. Be sure to keep moving your hand back and forth, ensuring you don’t concentrate too much paint on one area.
Allow to dry.
I used Krylon, because it dries in 10 minutes. And I’m impatient.
Once dry, turn the mason jar right side up.
Spray again with a thin coat.
Flip the mason jar back over, spray again.
Repeat the process until your jar is evenly coated.
And here is my finished product, with vinca flowers planted. A cheerful welcome to our entry, don’t you think?
Have you ever made your own flower pots?