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DIY rose gold metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

This… is huge. For me. You know it.

So. My brother’s girlfriend, Mary, is super crafty. All those amazing things on Pinterest? She can make them. And she does.

We were trying to decide what we could do while the boys were out together and we settled on crafts. I mean, mason jars and glitter? Color me sold.

We started off with these rose gold (uh, remember when it was COPPER?!), gold and vintage-y looking mirrored mason jars. Most of these are iPhone photos but are pretty true to color. We also did a few colorful ones (hello neon) and I did my own winter white ones later, which I’ll share tomorrow. Who am I?

[P.S. Mary pinned this idea which linked to this site.]

DIY vintage mirror metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

So here’s how we did it!

For the coppery/gold ones, we used Krylon general purpose spray paint in gold and Krylon premium copper foil metallic spray paint. We found both at Pat Catan’s, but I’d think you could also find them at Michaels. Here’s the thing – when they are both in front of you? They look exactly the same. You can’t even tell a difference in color. Now, a few photos here may show a slight difference due to the light, but if you scroll down to the last photo? There are two copper jars and two gold jars. Can barely tell a difference, right? Just food for thought.

DIY rose gold metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

Out of all of the colors we did, these ones turned out the best. The paint didn’t run very much and we only needed one or two coats. We threw the jars down on newspaper open-side down, stood back and sprayed them. They dry in about 10 minutes and there you go! Just don’t get too close while spraying or else you might have lots of visible drops and runny paint.

[see? they look more gold below. but in real life… no.]

DIY gold metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

Next, we threw some tape around the center so we could add glitter to the bottoms. You can obviously add glitter anywhere – tomorrow you will see how I did a stripe in the middle and glitter from the top down. But the bottoms are by far my favorite. After taping it off, brush on some modge podge, shake your glitter on top and tap off the excess.

DIY rose gold metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

When you remove the tape, you might have a few bare spots where it ripped some paint chunks off. With the metallics, this is no big deal because you can just add a little more spray paint to cover it up and it won’t ruin the glitter.

I’m pretty much in love.

[can you tell the different between gold and copper? one of each is in the center with the same glitter on the bottom.]

DIY rose gold metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

Another note – I do wish we made the glitter bottom a bit larger. I will probably fix that.

While I worked on those gold ones, Mary made these mirrored jars below. I can’t get over them! She found the idea here and pretty much followed those directions. You can see on the far left that she also made a vase. So pretty.

For these, she used the Krylon mirror-looking spray paint. Again, it dries super fast. She put an equal amount of water and vinegar in a spray bottle, stood back and sprayed the jars, then coated them in the mirror spray paint. The next step is to blot the water dots with a paper towel, and repeat over and over. I can’t even guess how many coats she did of this – at least five or six? Maybe even more. It’s still super easy though.

DIY vintage mirror metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

So that’s that! Down below I threw some flowers in the jars just to give us an idea of what it would look like. I want to use them for everything. So obsessed. Wouldn’t these make the most awesome holiday gifts?! I’m also thinking makeup brush holders and pen holders and all kinds of stuff like that. And I made some larger jars which I may love even more… but I’ll show you those tomorrow. Yeah. Me and crafts!

DIY rose gold metallic mason jars I howsweeteats.com

If we’re being honest though, you know this glitter was the driving force behind my crafting. Duh.

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55 Responses to “DIY Metallic Mason Jars.”

  1. #
    Caitlin — December 5, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    Those are gorgeous! Definitely want to make some of them x


  2. #
    Connie — December 5, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    I’m crafting-challenged so I think this may be a great way to get some crafts under my belt! They look lovely.


  3. #
    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — December 5, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    So, so, SO pretty! Love this idea!


  4. #
    Jennifer — December 5, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Love the bronze paint!

    xo Jennifer



  5. #
    Kristen — December 5, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    I absolutely love this idea so so much!


  6. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 6, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    Totally cool! Love the copper ones, so pretty!!


  7. #
    Natasha — December 6, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    These are beautiful! And festive at this time of year, too!


  8. #
    Vanessa — December 6, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Totally want to make these for our CHristmas centrepieces. Super gorgeous! (And no, can’t tell the difference between gold and copper at ALL.)


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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — December 6, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    I don’t consider myself a crafter but I’ve done it all I think…except knitting. I can crochet but knitting escapes me. Still…I personally LOVE the old mirror finish. I had no idea I could buy a paint like that in a spray can but will be doing that today.

    By the way…Home Depot (and probably Lowe’s too) carries a big assortment of spray paints in their paint section if your readers don’t have a Michael’s nearby. I have to start touting Lowe’s; my kid starts work in their corporate office in NC on Monday!

    Great job Ms. non-crafter. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.next!


    • Jessica — December 6th, 2013 @ 9:55 am

      well lowe’s is already my favorite so you’ve got me. :) and yes, you have to try this with the mirror spray! blown away at how simple it was.


  10. #
    Jeasica — December 6, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    I love these! This would be perfect for decorating above my cabinets.
    What color of glitter did you use? It looks more copper-y than gold – which I like!


  11. #
    Niki — December 6, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    These came out beautifully!


  12. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 6, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    They’re gorgeous, Jessica! I’d love to try this. I especially love the glittered bottom jars. :)


  13. #
    JulieD — December 6, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Umm, yes I’m totally doing this!! :)


  14. #
    Oregonjudy — December 6, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Cute idea. Instead of the tape, why don’t you use a rubber band. Easier to straighten and just snip it to get it off. Just a suggestion.


  15. #
    Eliza — December 6, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Very cool – thanks for sharing!!


  16. #
    Joen — December 6, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I love the mercury inspired jar, I have a large ball jar that needs this treatment!


  17. #
    Queenie — December 6, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    It turned out very nice. I love mason jars you can create anything. Thanks for sharing .


  18. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 6, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    Love the mirror ones especially! <3 Now, I just have to figure out a way to do this in an apartment with no balcony without asphyxiating myself.


  19. #
    Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina — December 6, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Love these! I too have been bit by the crafty bug this holiday season and I am lovin it!


  20. #
    Joshua @ Slim Palate — December 7, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    My local farmers wife would love these!!! I’m going to do my very best to not procrastinate and make these.


  21. #
    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — December 7, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    Yay you did it!! I used to be a craftaholic and have almost an entire storage unit full of crafty stuff. I haven’t touched a craft in SO long though (unless you count my intricate wrapping scheme for Christmas gifts and tags).
    I love the copper. Yeah, I was thinking about the whole rebranding the color term copper as “rose gold” because I have rose gold wedding bands (not copper…). Cracks me up.


  22. #
    cheyenne — December 10, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    wow, they look great! this looks like a craft / diy i’d even give a try haha, as a known give-upper! ;)
    xo, cheyenne


  23. #
    Koko @ Koko Likes — December 10, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    These are AHHHH-MAZING


  24. #
    Savannah — December 12, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    Saw these on Pinterest (of course) and immediately thought of you. They look super easy and would go beautifully with your jars!



  25. #
    Έξυπνες Συμβουλές — April 27, 2014 @ 2:54 am

    love them, they are gorgeous!!


  26. #
    Heather Gaudette — July 6, 2014 @ 12:21 am

    I made these for my cousin’s shower and they turned out AH-MAZING!!!


  27. #
    Stephie Smith — August 17, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

    I love the gold coating on the jars, and the glitter is a great touch to add texture! I’d love to do something like this for my wedding, thank you for the awesome ideas :)


  28. #
    Karen Charles — September 15, 2015 @ 8:39 am

    what kind of flowers are these?



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