We all love mason jar crafts, right? They’re quick, cute, and fabulous. They’re also super trendy.
So when I was decorating a bit ago, I was looking for some decor that would add color and interest to my hutch. I didn’t have anything I liked, so I decided to paint a mason jar as a start to something. And while I liked it as is, I wanted to make it a little more unique.
I have a large rubber stamp collection. I used to stamp almost every day, but slowly other crafts have taken over the majority of my stamping. However, I still find lots of reasons to use my stamps. This time, we’re going to stamp on the mason jar to give it a unique look. Are you ready?
- Mason jar
- Chalk paint (or glass paint)
- Paint brush
- Rubber stamp
- Fine grit sand paper
Let’s get started!
- Start by painting your jar with your base paint. I did two coats, letting it dry in between coats.
- Gently sand the area you will be stamping, trying not to sand through the layers. Basically you just want to smooth out any ridges so you get a better stamped image.
- Paint your stamp image using a lightly loaded brush. You’ll get a cleaner image if you use a thin coat and try not to drip paint into the recessed parts if possible.
- Stamp your image (or images) onto your mason jar, rocking the stamp lightly to make sure you transfer the whole image. This is trickier with larger images than small ones.
- Lightly sand (if desired) to get a more worn and rustic look.
- You can choose to seal the jar if you want to, but I didn’t.
That’s it! Tie on a ribbon, fill the jar with something fun, or use it as decor. I put some Paper Plumerias in my jar inside a lantern, so jump on over and take a look at the tutorial if you want to make your own.