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Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

how to make pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I’m always on the lookout for mason jars. I love to make luminaries from them, but I noticed that my kids were using them occasionally as drinking glasses.

These pretty painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda are great for a summer barbecue!

My kids are teens and up, so they like the heavier, sturdy glass over a plastic cup. Plus, I think they believe that the jars actually hold more.

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

That gave me an idea. Painted mason jars.

Crystal Enamel Drinking Glasses

A few years ago I picked up a box of drinking glasses at the thrift store. I painted them (tutorial – Crystal Enamel Drinking Glasses), and they were great, and really pretty, for a while. Not because of any problems with the paint, the glasses were thin and delicate and it didn’t take long before they were all broken.

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

But, when I noticed the kids drinking from mason jars, I thought they would make really pretty cups for a summer barbecue. I had stopped at a garage sale recently that had some nice big jars for 50 cents each. So I cleaned them up and went to work!

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

I used the same type of paint I used for the glasses a few years ago. Americana’s Crystal Gloss Enamels.

Keep in mind that this is not a “paint them today use them today” type project. The paint needs 4 days to cure. So please plan ahead!

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

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As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:

Glass wide mouth mason jars (mine are quart size)
Paintbrush

Crystal Gloss Enamels:
Pink
Turquoise
Orange
Purple
Yellow
Citron

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Once your jars are nice and clean, paint a coat of Citron (green) onto the body of the jar, up to about the spot where the glass begins to curve.

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

You don’t want to paint too high, in order to leave room for the flowers. But more importantly, while this paint is non-toxic, it is not approved by the FDA to touch food. So you don’t want to paint the rims where your lips will touch the jar.

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Use the handle end of your paintbrush dipped in the different colored enamels and dot on flowers. Couldn’t be easier! Use a different color to dot on the centers. You may notice the petals dripping a little. If they do, just “draw” circles with your paintbrush handle in the petal to spread it around a little. You can also turn the jars upside down for five minutes then right side up for five minutes, and alternate now and then to keep gravity confused. ;-)

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

This step is important. Now that you are done painting, the paint needs to cure for FOUR DAYS. Just put them somewhere where they won’t be bothered.

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

After the four day curing period, follow the instructions on the back of the paint bottle for baking them. Then you are good to go!

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses by Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Next step is to have a barbecue and invite me. :)

More mason jar crafts

I love to craft with jars. You can see all my jar crafts here, or here’s a few I’ve hand picked for you below.

Beaded Frost Luminaries
Beaded Frost Luminaries
Make Your Own Confetti Party Ware
Make Your Own Confetti Party Ware
Striped Beach Luminaries
Striped Beach Luminaries

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

Rating: 51

Craft Time: 40 minutes

Drying Times: 96 hours

Total Time: 96 hours, 40 minutes

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

What you need:

  • Glass wide mouth mason jars (mine are quart size)
  • Paintbrush
  • Crystal Gloss Enamels:
  • Pink
  • Turquoise
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Citron

What you do:

  1. Once your jars are nice and clean, paint a coat of Citron (green) onto the body of the jar, up to about the spot where the glass begins to curve.
  2. You don't want to paint too high, in order to leave room for the flowers. But more importantly, while this paint is non-toxic, it is not approved by the FDA to touch food. So you don't want to paint the rims where your lips will touch the jar.
  3. Use the handle end of your paintbrush dipped in the different colored enamels and dot on flowers. Couldn't be easier! Use a different color to dot on the centers. You may notice the petals dripping a little. If they do, just "draw" circles with your paintbrush handle in the petal to spread it around a little. You can also turn the jars upside down for five minutes then right side up for five minutes, and alternate now and then to keep gravity confused. ;-)
  4. This step is important. Now that you are done painting, the paint needs to cure for FOUR DAYS. Just put them somewhere where they won't be bothered.
  5. After the four day curing period, follow the instructions on the back of the paint bottle for baking them. Then you are good to go!

Notes from Amanda

You will need 4 days drying time for this project, so please be sure to plan ahead!

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6 Responses to Pretty Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

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    Cindy says:

    How cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    I WANT TO LEARN TO DO STAINED GLASS PROJECTS—NO BAKING
    COULD I HAVE INFO ON WHAT TO GET & HOW TO APPLY FROM YOU, AS YOU ARE
    A WONDERFUL CRAFTER & GIVE GREAT DIRECTIONS..
    THANK YOU, BECKY

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