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vintage mason jars diy

If you’re like me, you probably love the beautiful colours of vintage glass. I’m not a big antiques collector, but I do happen to love old mason jars. So simple, yet so beautiful. Especially the ones that have gorgeous blue and green tones! However, they can be pricey or hard to find.

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Here’s a great DIY project for creating them yourself! Spaghetti jars never looked so good!

Like any great DIY, you have to tweak things a bit to make them work for you. I saw a ton of tutorials online and finally came up with one that worked best for me! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

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1 Collect some jars, wash the labels off. Then use equal parts white glue and water to create a paste.

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2 Experiment with the colouring by adding drops of blue and green food colouring. For example, two drops blue, one drop green gives a pretty turquoise color!

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3 Use foam brushes to paint the outside of the jars. That way, you can still fill them with water and put fresh flowers in them.

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4 They will look streaky. Apply two coats. Allow to dry and you’ll see the streaks disappear. Or, at least most of them! It creates a really pretty frosted look.

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Try it! So easy and literally cost pennies!! The makings of a great DIY in my opinion.

Natalie Cross is a Calgary-based wedding photographer and home blogger. She loves all things creative so for inspiration or great DIY’s, check out her blog, Beach House In The City.

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