For my second mason jar project of the week, I am falling back on the current trend I am loving — cacti! I love the bright happy colors of these painted cactus mason jars. If you use them as flower vases, you can make them look like flowering cacti! Keep reading to find out how to make these simple painted jars.
The first step to making some cute cactus jars is to paint the inside of the jars green. For the shorter jar, I brushed dark green acrylic paint onto the inside of the jar. I poured FolkArt’s marbling paint into the taller jar. It was much easier to coat the inside of the jar with the marbling paint, but you can make regular acrylic paint work too. Pour out any excess paint, and let the paint fully dry.
Next, I used a white paint pen to add the cactus spines to the outside of the jar. Please don’t mind my messy, paint-covered hand.
Since we don’t have many cacti here in Michigan, I used some photos as reference for the spines on the two jars.
I repeated the same steps to the taller of the two jars. I added a few faux flowers to this jar with hot glue, but that step is totally optional. I just liked the added pop of bright pink!
Don’t miss my Spring jar craft from Day 1!
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- Smooth-sided mason jar
- Elite 16 oz mason jar
- Dark green craft paint
- Bright green marbling paint
- White paint pen
- Faux flowers
- Hot glue gun
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