Distressed Burlap Mason Jars

DIY project have always been a favorite hobby of  mine. When it comes to anything DIY I usually tend to stick to projects that are simple, affordable, and use recycled materials. I'm the type of person that doesn't throw anything away, especially jars, bottles, cans and wood or wood pallets. 

I'm also totally addicted to Pinterest, so most nights I find myself scouring through boards till all hours of the night pinning and planning my next DIY craft or project. I call it the Pinterest Frenzy, what in the heck did we all do before Pinterest!!!  Today I have a simple Distressed Burlap Mason Jar craft using spray paint.  


As I mentioned above about re purposing items, we had some Ole Tennessee Moonshine jars in the garage. I grabbed the jars and some Rust-Oleums Colonial Red spray paint I had on hand along with the matte white and got to work making these adorable DIY Distressed Burlap Mason Jars. Didn't they turn out so cute? If you would like to make a few jars for yourself. Let me show you how easy these are to make. 

Supplies needed for this project:   
  • two or three empty mason, spaghetti sauce or recycled jars (remove labels)
  • newspaper or disposable paint drop cloth
  • Rust-Oleum American Accents Matte Spray Paint (in the colors of your choice)
  • fine sand paper or Emory board
  • 2.5 inch wide burlap ribbon with lace $3.97
  • raffia ribbon 
  • glue gun, glue sticks and scissors. 

1. To start spread the newspaper or paint cloth out in a well ventilated area and set the jars open side down on the newspaper or drop cloth.

2. In quick small bursts, spray the outside of the jar. Allow the first coat to dry, then add a second coat of paint (again in small bursts). Add a third and final coat to even all the paint out.

3. Once the jars are dry, set the jars upright and lightly spray the top rim of each jar. Let the painted jars dry for at least 3 hours.

4. Using a small piece of fine sandpaper, sand a few spots on the jar, around the rim, and on any lettering to give the jars a distressed look.

5. Cut a piece of the burlap ribbon about 12-13 inches long and hot glue around the middle of each jar.

6. Cut an additional piece of burlap (the lace removes easily from the burlap) into the shape of a heart and glue over the burlap ribbon.  

Tie raffia ribbon into a bow around the rim of the jar and fill with flowers.

Notes: I painted one jar matte white and the second jar colonial red for the first coat, then white for the second, and third coat to make a red and white distressed jar. You can also spray paint and distress mason jars rings and add those to the jars, but that's optional.