distressed glass painted mason jar

Any fun plans for the weekend? Well, I was able to sneak in a quick project and was excited to see how it turned out! I’ve never used frosted glass paint before so when my hubby pulled an old mason jar from a pile of junk on our property (check out our old house post) I knew this was the perfect item to try it on. (ps Who else has jumped on the mason jar decor craze? We love it and even have an entire pin board dedicated to hundreds of uses for them! They are not new to Lolly Jane and we will keep sharing them, we’re sure… yes that is foreshadowing! Lol)

I love storage. But the only thing I love more than storage is cute storage, and in this case, cute storage containers. Using Deco Art’s frosted glass paint in turquoise, I was able to distress the glass on my large mason jar. It’s my new cotton ball holder and I’m so happy with how it turned out!  Loving this distressed glass painted mason jar

Distressed mason jar using glass paint #masonjar #decoart

Take a peek at the easy tutorial below:

How to distress mason jars with glass paint via lollyjane.com

1. Wash jar (I had to clean out cobwebs and grime from being in a 100-year old shed for years! Gah!) then clean with rubbing alcohol. Dry completely. 2. Pour a small amount of Americana frosted glass paint into a bowl. I used the turquoise color to mimic the look of the pretty blue heritage mason jars but Deco Art carries a variety of colors at Michael’s craft store…. black, white, pink, red, orange, yellow (I aaaaaaalmost chose this one) green, blue and purple. Lovely! Using a foam brush, light brush a coat of glass paint onto the areas you want to “distress” (I chose the inside rim, inside bottom of the jar and outside logo. 3. Just before it’s dry (no longer sticky) lightly wipe off excess glass paint from the areas you don’t want to the color to be seen, (like the inside of the lettering.) That’s it! Because this will be used as bathroom storage, I let it dry for 24 hours then filled with cotton bolls. You could also fill it with soaps, facial wipes or other every day bathroom necessities. Cute, right?

Distressed mason jar using glass paint #masonjar #decorart

To polish off the look, I applied Deco Art’s metallic Shimmering Silver acrylic paint with a foam brush to the original blue lid, (this was an old Miracle Whip jar… how cool would it be if condiments still came in mason jars?) then glued on a glass knob. (See our quick tip on how to spruce up a cake stand dome with a glass knob.)

Tip on how to spruce up an old mason jar #masonjar #decoart

I am excited to finish building our house and have this on display in our master bath. Here’s a closer peek at the pretty hue:

Distressed mason jar using glass paint #masonjar

Try something new, gals! I am super glad I experimented with frosted glass paint and can hardly wait to use it on something else (; Stay tuned!

Glass painted distressed mason jar #masonjar #decoart

Happy weekend! XO

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  1. I love seeing your intro to frosted glass enamel! How I’ve missed this kind before now, I’ll never know. My “studio” (dining room ~ hehe!) is overflowing with paints of all kinds and colors. Love your Blog, girls ~ I often find something very appealing and easy, like this!
    I may have mentioned before, we have daughters named Kristi and Kelly, too, but they’re not twins! I’m curious where Lolly Jane originated (if you might share with us?) … it’s such a cute, original name!

  2. Great project, have never tried that enamel paint, now have good reason to. Your jar looks so vintage and pretty at same time. You girls make such inspiring projects and doable.
    I use mason jars for so many purposes around my house. Bought several for their centennial of green, blue, purple in 2 sizes..
    Have seen other colors at Joanns but they’re not authentic mason jars and cost way too much.
    Can hardly wait to try that paint.
    Hope you both have wonderful week

  3. I think I am in love with your mason jars! I recently bought a whole bunch of glass paint because I want to tint some jars for our wedding. Now I think I may need a new cotton ball holder too… Thanks for sharing! Pinned 🙂

  4. These are sooo pretty {just noticed that’s exactly what Shayna said, lol} and I can’t wait to try this out. Thank you!

  5. WOW Kristi! LOVE this technique! I’m going to have to try it out on my mason jars! Thanks for the tutorial!! xoxo

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  6. Ooooohhhh! I’ve never even heard of that kind of paint before. Maybe I should keep my eyes open better! Thank you so much for sharing at the DIY Dreamer party. I have a board filled with Mason’s too ~ I just can’t get enough of them. Pin’d! =)

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