DIY Glitter Dipped Mason Jars

Learn how to make these DIY Glitter Dipped Mason Jars in just a few minutes. Easy to follow instructions below.Glitter-dipped-Mason-Jars

The process was super simple – just the way I like my projects. I did wind up with a few paint drips from spray painting too close to the jar but now I know for next time.  Here’s what you’ll need to do this project:

Glitter Dipped Mason Jars

Supply List:

Krylon Satin Finish Spray Paint in Champagne Nouveau

Gold Glitter

Mod Podge Gloss Finish

(you DEFINITELY want to use the Gloss finish so the glitter stays sparkly and shiny).

Mason Jars

Painters Tape

Foam Brushes

glitter dipped mason jars

I turned my jars upside down and then painted. You definitely want to leave enough space between your spray paint can and your jar when spraying to avoid drips. I used about 2 coats of paint on my jars. One they were dry, I took painters tape and taped off where I wanted to put the glitter. I decided to go right below “Ball” but you can do it wherever you want. Use your foam brush and brush on a good coat of Mod Podge Gloss then pour glitter over it. I had paper plates on hand so I poured the glitter onto the jar right over the plates to keep the mess to a minimum. Shake off excess glitter and let dry.

Glitter Dipped Mason Jars

For a little extra shimmer, I brushed some Mod Podge over the mouth of the jar and added some glitter there too.  Once the glitter on you jar is dry, gently put a coat of the Mod Podge gloss finish over the glitter. This will keep the glitter from falling off and getting all over your house when using it.

DIY glitter dipped mason jars

If you notice in the photo above, the jar in the  middle looks distressed. Since I had a few paint drips, I decided to experiment and tried sanding the drips. I was able to sand the drips down but along with that, some of the paint came off as well. Since doing this project I’ve seen a few more paint jars that are distressed and sanded so I’m thinking this wasn’t such a bad idea!

Gold-Glitter-Mason-Jar

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18 Comments

  1. Oh I love these. I have seen several versions & I want to make them all. So pretty!!!!!! I think my new office is going to be packed full of glitter jars 🙂 I can’t wait.

  2. I am playing on making these as the centerpieces for my wedding. I wanted to know how many you made and how many cans of spray paint did you go thru.

    1. Hey Stephanie! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!! I made 3 jars and used one can of paint. I can’t remember if there was any left over though. :/ I did have a few drip issues (I don’t spray paint often so I’m not that good) so that’s something to keep in mind if you are a newbie. 🙂 I believe the color I used was called champagne if I didn’t mention that in my post. 🙂

        1. OOh, I’d love to see those when you are done. Send me a pic – ya know – in all your free time with the wedding planning. 😉

  3. i tried these and every time i use the painters tape…it takes the spray paint right off with it.

    i let the glitter dry for about four hours before pulling the tape off. what did i do wrong?

    thanks in advance!
    ashley (:

    1. Hi Ashley! I think my paint came off a tiny bit too when I took my tape off. Hmmm, could you maybe do the glitter first and then tape that off? I will do a little investigating and see what I come up with. 🙂

  4. Wondering if you can help me. Were these Mason jars done with the old school glitter dust or is it glitter flakes? I’m having trouble sourcing the metal glitter in any type of large quantity over here in Australia and I am wanting to decorate for my wedding.
    Thanks for any advice you can give!

    1. Hey Jo! This is the glitter that I used (it’s an Amazon affiliate link): http://amzn.to/1Yr1wrR
      Does Amazon ship to Australia? I’m pretty sure it’s just old school glitter. I hope this helps!
      Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! XO

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