American Flag Mason Jars

In honor of the upcoming Independence Day:

Click through for the simple tutorial to these adorable jars at www.maisondepax.com!

What says “Happy Birthday, America” better than mason jars?

Click through for the simple tutorial to these adorable jars at www.maisondepax.com!

 

Click through for the simple tutorial to these adorable jars at www.maisondepax.com!

I know many versions have been floating around Pinterest (you can follow me here, by the way!), but I found a beautiful tutorial here, and I decided to do it big (i.e. use quart-sized jars, rather than pint-sized) so I could use them as a centerpiece…

Click through for the simple tutorial to these adorable jars at www.maisondepax.com!

I also chose to spray paint the white (using a metal primer because that’s what I happened to have already in the shed!), and I found it much easier to work with than the acrylic.  A little harder to distress… but not too bad.

Click through for the simple tutorial to these adorable jars at www.maisondepax.com!

 

Click through for the simple tutorial to these adorable jars at www.maisondepax.com!

May you have a wonderful fourth of July celebrating life and liberty with those you love!

Click through for the simple tutorial to these adorable jars at www.maisondepax.com!

~Happy 4th of July from Maison de Pax~

 

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  1. I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!!
    I definitely loved every litttle bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to look
    at new stuff you post…

  2. Lorraine C says:

    Love this idea! Not only will I be using this for 4th of July but for all patriotic holidays AND when my son comes homes from deployment!!!!!

  3. Rachel,
    I was loving this idea and wanted to make some for myself, though I had some questions:
    Did you spray paint all the jars white first? Or just two white and one blue?
    What kind of paint did you use for the red and blue?

    Sorry for all the questions, I’ve just never done painting on mason jars before.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Hi Jill! So glad you like the jars. I only spray painted two of the jars white. For the blue jar, I used craft paint because that’s what I had on hand. I also used craft paint for the red. The spray paint (which was actually white metal primer because that’s all the white I had!) was harder to distress than the craft paint, but both worked fine. I also have used chalk paint on mason jars with great success; you can see that tutorial here: http://www.maisondepax.com/2014/04/chalk-painted-mason-jar-tutorial.html Hope this helps!

  4. These are SO cute!! I pinned it, and I need to make them soon. :)

  5. Hi – I am in the process of making these. For the Blue one, did you paint the stars on after painting the whole jar blue? Or did you stencil lout the stars and paint white inside/blue around? Thanks! (Sorry I realize that’s a strange question!)

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Not a strange question at all, Kayla! I actually cut out a star from an old sponge and painted the white on top of the blue. Does that make sense? No stenciling required. :)

  6. Jessica says:

    Can you tell me about how many flower stems it took to fill each jar? Also what is the green you used? Thanks

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Hi Jessica, the flowers are called alstroemeria. You can buy them in big bunches at the grocery stores (in Texas, at least) for $5-6. I think this was just 1 bunch, but it may have taken 2 to fill all the jars (I can’t remember, sorry). The greens are just the leaves of this flower. Seriously, these are the lowest maintenance and most cost-effective cut flowers I’ve ever found! :)

  7. So cute! Would make a great centerpiece.

  8. Just…really…great in so many ways! We’ve shared this and linked to you from our latest 4th of July post: http://www.renocompare.com/2015/06/4th-of-july-decorating-ideas

    And if you have any future projects to share please do think of us! Happy 4th of July.

    Jamie

  9. Hi Rachel, I love your project and featured it in my 7 Patriotic DIY Ideas post. Here is a link: http://www.craftcuts.com/community/home-decor/7-patriotic-diy-ideas/

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