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DIY: Glitter Mason Jars





Paint brush

Newspaper- Sheet of paper

Gloss top coat

Container for glue

Glue: Elmers/Modge Podge

Optional: Spray paint


How To:

Ok, spray paint a base coat in your choice of color. This is optional. I have a pink jar done, its a ‘dud’ jar I cannot sell so I’m salvaging it with glitter for this tutorial. Ive tried it with and without painting the jar.

You can do this with acrylic paint but I was not a fan, its just not as smooth as it is over spray paint or plain glass. The glue seemed to drag and bubble on the acrylics. While it worked its just, eh.

With iridescent glitters the base color shows through so you can have some fun with colors doing your glitter jars.

Ok spread out the newspaper in your work area. For this tutorial I didn’t use it, it just wouldn’t look as pretty for pictures! Ha ha. I usually use newspaper because you know, its gets Everywhere! LOL.

Lay a sheet of paper under your jar on the newspaper. I do this to catch most of the glitter so I can pour it back in the jar. Make a light fold on one end of the paper when you are done and its like a pour spout right back into your glitter container.

Next pour your glitter on the mason jar. I do back and fourth even sprinkling the best I can, its glitter, its has a mind of its own… Fine glitter, dump a bit heavier to have a nice even coverage.

This chunky glass glitter covered nicely and rather quickly because of its weight and size.

I don’t like the roll method in a container, with some glitter it can create flat spots and that’s A Lot of glitter! LOL.

After you’ve covered the entire jar with glitter, tap the jar on your glitter catch paper a couple times to let some loose excess fall off. Let it dry for at least an hour or two then lightly brush the jar with a paint brush or any brush.

Do this lightly so you don’t take chunks of glitter off with the brush.

This will help minimize shedding removing loose glitter before you top coat. This is fall off from just a few brush strokes. Add back into your glitter jar!

After the glue is dried and you’ve done your shedding brush down, top coat. They have glitter top coat which is just a gloss top coat in a smaller can for more money!

You can use any gloss top coat.

Top coat at least three times to minimize shedding and give light washing’s. You want to do four or five, go for it, the more coats the less shedding. It will also last for years because of the top coat.


Related: Loose Glitter vs Spray Glitter

I poured some glue into a 4oz mason jar as shown above. Its easy to use the brush and dip to apply the glue this way.

Grab your brush and paint an even coat of glue on the entire jar. Make sure you get into the crevices of the lettering. Light handed even brush strokes work best. Its okay to be semi thick, just not too thick so its dripping.


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