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Patriotic Mason Jar Vases: Tutorial

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Patriotic Mason Jar Vases- Tutorial by House in the Heights

For me, holiday decorating is all about finding cheap and easy ways to give a nod to the season.  So as the 4th of July approaches, I was excited to utilize a few of the dozens of mason jars that we have around our house to create some patriotic vases for our front porch.

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Creating these mason jars couldn't have been easier (or cheaper)!  I used red, white and blue craft paint to paint each jar, and then distressed them with sand paper before topping them off with a jute twine bow and a simple grocery store flower bouquet.  Since I had most of the supplies on hand, all that I needed to purchase was the craft paint ($2.01 for all three) and flowers ($5.99), bringing my grand total to an even eight bucks.  

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For some variety, I painted one jar white and then used painter's tape and red paint to add stripes....

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...used toothpicks to dot red and blue paint on top of a white base coat in order to create a confetti effect...

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...and left the third jar a simple, distressed navy blue.

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Although I did need to wait for the paint to dry between coats, I found that the craft paint dried very quickly and was able to complete the entire project in multiple sittings within the course of one day.  

I set the vases on a wood slice to bring it all together, and it's such a perfect seasonal touch for our front porch!

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Cheap, easy, and uses materials that you probably already have on hand.  I can't think of a better project than that! Hope you give them a try!

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Thank you for that great decor tutorial from the House in the Heights blog, pallet re-design is so popular for so many reasons!
Some of her fabulous by her are:


Enjoy, and stay tuned for me tutorials from Emily!!
You can find many varieties of Mason Ball Jars at Walmart stores for a great price, they have cases of them, the Aqua Blue tinted ones, and the large giant size craft ones.

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