Mason jars are like the blue jeans of the crafting world. You can "dress" them up, or keep them casual. They can be decorated and used in so mamy ways! I'm going to show you how to use gloss paint to add color to your mason jars so you can create a beautiful, colorful mason jar centerpiece. This centerpiece is great for a fall tablescape, but you could always change the colors for other occasions and holidays.
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Pour a generous amount of glass paint into the mason jar. I start with enough to cover the bottom 1/2 inch of the jar, then add more as needed.
Swirl the paint around inside the jar. I like to put the lid back on and shake the jar to cover the interior of the jar with paint. Hold the jar upside down and let the excess paint drip out.
After the paint has dried for 4 days you can heat set the paint to make it permanent. Place the jars in a cold oven, then set the oven for 275 degrees. Let the jars bake for 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the jars cool down in the oven.
Wrap twine around the necks of the mason jars.
Die cut leaves from burlap, and tie one onto each jar with a string of twine.
I filled my jars with artificial flowers, but you could add water and real flowers since the paint has been heat set and is now permanent. They make a beautiful table arrangement, don't you think? I used fall colors for my jars, but they would look beautiful for the holidays if painted red, white and silver instead. What color combination would you choose for your painted mason jar centerpiece?