Mason Jar Wall Vases Tutorial

Distressed Mason Jar Vases Tutorial - Wall Mounted {via | @jenniferpilgrim}Nothing can add exquisite color to your home decor for less money and little effort quite like a painted mason jar can. You will find this gorgeous glassware all over my house! However, to celebrate spring and the coming of summer this year, I wanted to create bold and colorful wall art with my masons. Plus, I’ve also always wanted to master the vintage look that I’ve seen circulating on Pinterest. Without further ado, I’d like to share my tutorial for distressed mason jar wall vases using FolkArt Home Decor™Chalk. Who doesn’t love transforming everyday items into one of a kind treasures?

For this project, you will need a piece of wood, mason jars, pipe clamps, screws, long nails, an electric drill and screwdriver, a paint brush, FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk Ultra Matte Acrylic Paint, and flowers.

Painted Mason Jar Wall Vases DIY {via | @jenniferpilgrim}I used these specific items for my mason jar wall vases.

Wooden Board – The size of my board was 8″ x 16″.

Mason Jars – I used (3) 32 0z., wide mouth, quart mason jars by Ball.

Pipe Clamps – You can purchase these in the plumbing section of any hardware store.  I bought (3) deflect-o brand worm drive metal clamps in the 3.5 – 4 inch size.

Paint – My paint of choice is FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk by Plaid. It’s ultra matte acrylic paint and it dries quickly into a beautiful chalk finish. It’s currently available in 16 vibrant, rich colors and clear and antique wax.

folkart-home-decor-chalk-color-chart-cp2The colors I used are 34150 (White Adirondack), 34154 (Salmon Coral), 34158 (Grotto), and 34155 (Vintage Mustard). This product can be purchased at select Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft stores or online.

Paint Mason Jars Tutorial {via | @jenniferpilgrim}Start by painting the rim of the mason. Paint in the direction that the lid screws on. Then move on to the rest of the mason jar. You can put your hand inside of the jar to hold it in order to avoid getting paint on your hands. You should finish with the bottom of the jar and let it dry for a couple of hours upside down.

Mason Jar Chalk Paint {via | @jenniferpilgrim}Adding a second coat is optimal. My guess is that if you do use FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk by Plaid for painting your jars, you will be mesmerized by the depth of color, the ease of application, and the rapid drying power of this paint. It’s fantastic stuff! I had previously painted my wooden plaque with FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk in Adirondack (White) to give it a weathered look. You can find out how to accomplish this look on their blog.

Now it’s time to configure the placement of the pipe clamps. My handy husband was so sweet to assist me with this part of the project. It helps to go ahead and screw the clamps to the jars and place them on the board for a test run.  Mark in pencil where you’d like to attach the clamps. Then, unscrew the clamps completely and place the first clamp on the board.

How To Mount Mason Jars to Wood How To Distress Painted Mason Jars for Vintage Look {via | @jenniferpilgrim}Step number one in mounting the clamp is to drill a hole in the center of it. You need to decide where the center is for you based on the aesthetic that you are going for. Personally, I like the bulky screw knob of the clamp on the far right of the jar so I centered my hole accordingly. The second step is to use an electric screwdriver to screw the clamp into place. Thirdly, tighten the clamp around the mason jar until it is thoroughly tightened. Utilize the use of a basic small wrench to accomplish this if necessary. A wire cutter can be used to clip off any excess clamp metal that sticks out after tightening. Repeat these steps with the remaining two clamps.

How To Distress Painted Mason Jars for Vintage Look {via | @jenniferpilgrim}Want to distress your mason jars? Simply use a nail file or sand paper! FolkArt Home Décor Chalk can be layered and sanded to give you the perfect distressed look and feel. Couldn’t be easier.

Painted Mason Jar Wall Vases {via | @jenniferpilgrim}To finish, add a bit of water and your favorite flowers to your mason jar wall vases. Hang and enjoy!

Painted, Distressed and Mounted Mason Jars DIY Tutorial {via | @jenniferpilgrim}

Modern Pilgrim BlogThis post is sponsored by Plaid. All opinions are my own.



  1. these mason jars came out so cute!

  2. This is really neat. LOVE the colors your selected!
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  3. Awesome idea! I really want to make one for myself. Not for a wedding but, it would really look nice with product photos! :)
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  4. I love the matte finish of them. They look great!
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  5. Those are some pretty pots/vases for your flowers. I love the combination of colours you chose — and the colour is matte. I had never painted glass in my whole life, but this project is worth trying.

  6. I love this. It’s so amazing that there are so many ways to reuse mason jars today :)

  7. How fun is this!! The finished project looks amazing. You did a great job.
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  8. Awesome job! These look so lovely!
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  9. These are super cute and actually look easy enough for me to make. Mason jars are good for so many different things!
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  10. I love Mason jars [they are Kilner here in the UK}. I never thought of using chalk paints though, so pretty!
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  11. These are awesome, you’ve done an amazing job here I really love the spring look. I need to make these sometime soon too x
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  12. I love how the final project looks!! I had no idea these were that easy to make.
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  13. These are super chic and not difficult to pull off! I may have to make one of these this spring.
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  14. Oh my, these are SO cute! I have to make this! I wonder if I can get my family to make this for Mother’s day? Its worth asking! :)
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  15. I love that matte paint and the colors you picked! Would look so great in the right home.
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  16. Wow! I absolutely love this. What a great and super cute idea! I need to do this for my front entry! This is awesome!

  17. Mason jars are so versatile. I really like this wall vase, So simple & beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)
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  18. Wow is all I can think to say–those are beautiful and to think you were able to put it together. That would look perfect in my living room!
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  19. miriam says:

    This is such a cute craft idea. Mason jars are really hot right now, though I don;t see many that are painted cheery colors like this.

  20. Now that is craftastic! I love this idea and it looks very easy to do! I would love to try this.
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  21. What a beautiful spring project! Those colors are wonderful – the flowers, too. I would love to do this one!
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  22. Love the project and the colors! Pinned! Featured at Inspiration Monday!
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  23. Hi! Found you via twelveOeight pinky’s feature! Just pinned your craft 😉
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  24. Wow, these are so beautiful. You explained it so well, I think even I could do it! Thanks for sharing.
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  25. These are beautiful. Great choice on the colors too. pinning.

  26. SO pretty. I love this look!

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  27. These are just gorgeous!! Pinned them!

  28. This is such a lovely project!

  29. Super cute! Love the colors. Just pinned it!

  30. I absolutely love this project! The colors you chose were great, and I love the way you mounted it. I’ve always wanted to try something like that. :)

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  31. Awesome color choices, they look so beautiful with the snowballs!
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  32. This is super cute! I am going to feature this at my next party! Happy dance!
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  33. So fun and it looks pretty easy to do, can’t wait to give it a try

  34. So pretty! Love the color combination.
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  35. Love this Jennifer! : ) Pinning!
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  36. Those are beautiful. What a great way to add color!

  37. These are beautiful! Pinning :-)
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  38. Deanna says:

    Awesome job on this project!! We love it!!

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