Looking for your next mason jar craft? Have fun with painted mason jars by making them a utensil holder. This is a fun and easy DIY project you can make by decorating mason jars and making them your personalized utensil organizer!
Painted Mason Jar Utensil Holder | Mason Jar Crafts
Are you tired of fumbling around in a messy utensil drawer when you need a spatula? Are you fed up with the tangled mess of spoons, scoops, knives, and whisks that make cooking a hassle? We’ve got a fun, easy, and stylish solution for your travesty of a utensil drawer! In less than an hour, you can make fabulously chic and functional utensil storage that will look great out in the open on your counter. Let’s get started!
You’ll need seven items to get started with your mason jar craft:
- Mason Jars
- White Paint (acrylic craft paint or a spray can of white paint)
- Clear Coat Shellac
- Roll of Black Vinyl (Michael’s Crafts)
- Exacto Knife
- White Paint Pen
First, let’s start with the paint. Make sure the insides of your mason jars are clean and dry, then pour your acrylic paint into the inside. If you have a spray can, put the nozzle into the jar and spray the inside (make sure you’re wearing a mask to keep you safe from the paint particles that will float up out of the jar). Roll the jar around in your hands to spread the paint thoroughly inside. Once the paint is covering every inch of the inside of the glass, flip the jar over onto a sheet of cardboard and let it drain.
Once the jar has drained, tip it up so the rim doesn’t dry against the cardboard and stick to it. Allow the jars to dry for a few hours.
Now, if your utensil jars get as much use as mine do, you’ll want to fortify the paint inside, otherwise it will all chip away within the first few months. To lengthen the life of my utensil mason jars, I used a product called clear coat Shellac. I picked up a can at Home Depot for about $10, and used only a small amount of the can (so you can do quite a few projects with your can, yay!) Pour a dollop of Shellac into your jar and roll it around inside just like you did with the paint. Drain, dry, and presto! You now have a much-improved interior coating for your project.
For the labels, I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut the labels, however if I didn’t have one, I could have used an exacto knife or even sharp scissors for the same result! The roll of black vinyl can be found at Michael’s Crafts, and will serve you for many projects. Simply cut out your labels, then peel and stick. You can pull up countless label templates with a quick Google search, and then use the template to trace and cut your label.
Once you have your mason jars labeled, it’s time to have some fun with a paint pen! You can use any color, but I chose a sleek, matching white paint paint for my designs.
Easy as that! A few simple supplies, a couple of quick steps, and you’ve got cute, functional storage. Have fun with this easy mason jar craft!
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