Paint and Distress Glass Jars - Quick Craft

Hi there!

I love glass jars, especially mason jars.  The charming raised details and words give them such character.

 diy before and after painted and distressed glass jars, mason jars diy paint and distress glass jars and mason jars

I recently found an adorable glass jar at a dollar store with a lattice design and "Made with Love" on the jar.  To really make those words and details stand out, I decided to paint and distress the jar.  I love the results!!!

glass jar chalk paint and distressed glass jar

This is a super easy project and the results are so pretty!

supplies: chalk paint, glass jars, sand paper

For this project you'll need:

  • glass jar with raised details (mason jars work well)
  • chalk paint in desired color (I used linen white)
  • paint brush (I used a foam brush because I had it on hand, but any brush will work)
  • sand paper (I used 80 grit, but any will do)

Step 1:

Wash and dry the jar to remove any dust or sticky residue.

Step 2:

Once jar is completely dry, paint a thin coat of paint on the outside of the jar.

painting chalk paint on glass jar

Step 3: 

Let paint dry completely then paint a second coat.  If needed, add a third coat.

Step 4:

Let dry completely then hand sand over the rims and raised details on the jar.

hand sand to distress painted glass mason jar chalk painted and distressed glass jar hand painted and distressed glass jar, vintage, farmhouse decor hand painted and distressed glass jar, vintage, farmhouse decor hand painted and distressed glass jar, vintage, farmhouse decor hand painted and distressed glass jar, vintage, farmhouse decor 

Such a quick and easy way to fancy up your glass jars!  I love using these jars to decorate and as vases.

hand painted and distressed glass jar, vintage, farmhouse decor

I usually tie a bit of rope or jute around the mouths of the jars to give them a bit more texture and a little vintage or farmhouse charm.  

Warmest Regards,

Darci & Katie


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published