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Pretty Painted Mason Jar Vase – Quick and Easy Craft

Written by: | Published: May 06, 2017 | Updated: September 05, 2023

Who doesn’t love quick craft? This Pretty Painted Mason Jar Vase is a super fast craft that is also really easy to make. Sometimes I think it’s amazing how quickly we can make our own pretty decor… call it home decor styling or call it a DIY craft.

This project is sure to add a pretty touch to your home. Just get the right supplies and you’re ready to go. In this case it’s all about the paint. This new Color Shift paint from Plaid is amazing! Grab yourself a few colors and let’s get crafting.

Pretty painted mason jar vase
Pretty painted mason jar vase

Create your own pretty vase to add to your decor. Or you can make this easy decor idea, fill it with flowers and give as a gift. The entire project takes 5-10 minutes to paint and then allow for the paint to dry.

Quick and Pretty Mason Jar Vase

I’m using some new paints from Plaid for this piece, you can use whatever color paint you like. I recommend using a multi-surface paint to ensure the paint adheres to the glass well.

A multi-purpose paint tends to be a little more durable when used with projects that you want to wash or handle frequently.


  • Mason jar – clean and dry
  • FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint from Plaid
  • Paint brush
  • Twine
  • Glue
  • Scissors
Color shift FolkArt paint from Plaid
Color shift FolkArt paint from Plaid

Color Shift Paint

The fabulous thing about this paint is the amazing color variations you’ll get in one application. You don’t need to layer colors or do anything fancy or complicated.

Apply a single coat of paint and see how it shines and shifts the color. The paint comes in various colors and sizes, here’s a sample from Amazon.


  • Paint the mason jar. I like to hold the jar with my hand inside so I can turn the jar as I paint. My whole hand doesn’t fit, so I place just a few fingers in the jar. Allow the first coat of paint to dry. Add additional coats of paint if you would like a more opaque finish. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  • Wrap twine around the neck of the jar. Apply glue as you go to hold twine in place. If you’d like coat the twine with Mod Podge to seal it in place.
  • Allow the entire project to dry.
  • Fill with flowers and enjoy.
Paint your mason jar with Color Shift paint
Paint your mason jar with Color Shift paint
Wrap top of vase with twine
Wrap top of vase with twine
Hand-painted mason jar vase
Hand-painted mason jar vase

I filled my vase with faux flowers so my pretty decor would last longer. I seem to have a problem remembering to water plants around here… so I have a bunch of pretty vases with not so pretty flowers. Fake flowers for the win!

Taking care of your vase. I recommend hand washing this vase. Because it’s hand-painted, the dishwasher and soap might be too harsh and damage your pretty painted decor.

I can’t wait to see your pretty mason jar vase, come back by and tell me about it or stop tag me on social if you share a photo. @jgoodedesigns

Pretty Painted Mason Jar Vase
Pretty Painted Mason Jar Vase
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Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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