MASON JARS! Who doesn’t love them? Mason jar crafts have dominated my Pinterest feed for years, but I have really made too many of my own. That’s why I was excited to partner up with Ball Brand and Crafty Hangouts to create a mason jar video tutorial. I decided to make the gorgeous heritage green jars even more beautiful by adding some gilding to the outside.
The tutorial below will allow you to add a silver leafed finish to the bottom of a jar. You can then use the jar as a vase, a candle holder, or just as a pretty decoration.
You can find the materials for this project at your local grocery and craft stores. If you would like to purchase supplies online, I have put together a list for you here. I will receive a small commission if you choose to purchase via that link.
On this jar, I deliberately left some areas of the glass un-gilded, in order to allow candlelight to come through. The flame looks very pretty shining through the green glass of the heritage green jar.
You can see in this picture that the gilding clings right to all the raised details on the Heritage Ball jars, so you don’t lose any of that cool detail.
These gilded mason jars also make perfect vases for Spring flowers, like my favorite: tulips!
You could use these as a simple centerpiece for Easter or for a Spring wedding. You could also gild varying sizes of mason jars, Ball makes 4 oz. jelly jars up to 64 oz. jars, and place different types of flowers in each jar.
I added both my gilded jar vase and gilded candle holder to either end of my Spring mantel, which uses the same shutters that I painted for my Vintage Camera Mantel.
The green glass and silver leafing anchor the rest of the glassware very nicely, I think.
For more live mason jar crafts, visit Crafty Hangouts. This week will be dedicated to Spring crafts with mason jars, and twelve craft bloggers will be sharing their ideas with you!
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