05th Dec2011

Frosted Mason Jars

by Dinah Wulf
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Mason jars are so beautiful in their own rustic way. There are so many ways you can recycle glass jars.  Mason Jars in particular can be useful to store craft supplies, hold flowers, dispense soap, or use as illuminaries.

These Classico Sauce jars are my favorite.

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I have a cupboard full because I know I’ll find a place for all of them! I decided to try frosting a few to see how they would turn out.  Here is what I did.

First clean and rinse your jars with soap and water (that is, after you eat the sauce!).  To remove the label, soak them in warm soapy water for about an hour.  Jars may vary with soaking time.  Most labels come off very easy.  Use the rough side of a sponge to gently scrub off the label.

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Next, dry each Mason jar thoroughly.

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If desired, you can use stickers or decals to create a design.  I used simple curling ribbon and wrapped the jar, securing it with tape.

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Spray paint the jars in a well-ventilated area holding the can approximately 12 inches away. Allow them to dry.

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Remove the ribbon, sticker(s), or decal(s).  There you have it!

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So easy! Mix them with unfrosted jars and insert tea lights for a pretty glow or consider making mason jar centerpieces for a wedding. Just add flowers!

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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