Sequins and Sea Breezes: DIY - Mason Jar Sparkle

DIY - Mason Jar Sparkle



Obviously I'm not a DIY blogger and let's face it, I'm not overly crafty but I saw this little project on Pinterest and decided to give it a try and I had to share it! I was using a Starbucks coffee mug to hold my pens in a work until we ran out of cups at work and I had to wash it out to actually use it for coffee (crazy, I know).  At that point I decided I wanted something else to hold my pens and I wanted it to sparkle. I took to Pinterest and found these DIY glitter mason jars that someone had used as a flower vase and thought "why not"? They're cute, they're sparkly... win/win in my book! How I did mine varies slightly from the way the Pin did it so I included how I did mine below! I went out after work and bought all the supplies at Michael's and got to work! The lighting on the pictures isn't the greatest, sorry. It was raining outside and I don't have the best lighting in my living room but I think you can get the idea. I was pretty happy with how it turned out; the lovely mason jar is sitting on my desk filled with pens (and a pair of scissors) as we speak and my coffee mug is free to be used when needed! 

DIY Glitter Mason Jar

-Mason Jar {I got mine for $1.99 from Michael's}
-Mod Podge {I used the glossy finish but the site I got the idea from used matte}
-Gold Glitter {I used thick glitter because I plan on using it for something else but you can get the fine glitter and it would work fine}
-Foam Brush
-Acrylic Sealer

I took my foam brush and dipped it into the Mod Podge and then coated the bottom and sides of the mason jar as far up as I wanted the glitter to go. You can either do the entire jar or go about half way up like I did. Next comes the fun part, which I did document but the picture came out blurry so I didn't post it, pour some glitter into the mason jar (you don't need to put a ton in there but if you over pour the good part is you can save the glitter you don't use!) and put the lid back on the jar. Then shake what ya momma gave ya (ok really you just need to shake the jar but why not blast some music and dance away with the jar) and cover the Mod Podge in glitter. You will still be able to see the Mod Podge through the glitter so have no fear if it looks like glue is holding the glitter on! Next walk away and let it dry for a few hours. Once the Mod Podge has dried (it should dry clear so if it's still hazy looking it probably needs to dry a bit longer) pour the excess glitter out, or back into the container and then you can seal the glitter with the spray (I HIGHLY recommend doing this outside or in a well ventilated area... otherwise you might pass out or kill some brain cells in the process. This stuff does not smell overly pleasant) and again let it dry. Then, voilà! You have a cute, sparkly mason jar! 

What fun Pinterest projects have you tried? I can't wait to try my next project now that football season is over and I have some free time and since it seems to be rainy every weekend it's the perfect chance to try them!

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  1. Such a cool idea! I love this!
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    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
    Made us very happy.

    Kiss, Selina & Olivia, The RedViolet

  3. Ok that's so fun! Mason jars are the way to go for simple decorations that are so stylish. Those sparkles! Love! :)

    1. I know, I LOVE mason jars for everything LOL! I really want to try the faux mercury on the mason jars next! :)

  4. u really need to get some mod podge and glitter....this is a DIY I would totally do and maybe even with a champagne glass or something too ;-) So pretty!

    1. I want to do the stems and the base of a champagne or wine glass in glitter! I think that would be SO cute! If you do something you better do a post! :)

  5. Okay those are so cute!! They look so good and are so easy! They would be great for my desk at work to hold things like pens or straws in!

    1. Super easy and fun! I've gotten so many compliments on it, you should totally make one! :)

  6. So cute and looks super easy! Love Pinterest!!

    <3 Shannon

  7. very cute. can't wait to put a candle inside!

  8. I have everything except the mason jar to make this happen...this is the perfect cold day project!


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