Mason Jar Flower Vase

DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase

Level of Difficulty: Easy


  • Mason jar (I actually used an old jar of spaghetti sauce and ceramic utensil holder)
  • Chalk paint (I used Americana Decor Treasure Blue)
  • Wax (I used Americana Decor Transparent Wax)
  • Paint brush and clean rag
  • Twine or burlap
  • Flowers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun (if you plan on using burlap)


  1. Clean mason jar with hot soapy water and let dry.
  2. Using a paint or foam brush put a thin layer of chalk paint on outside of jar. Once completely dry add a second layer. (If you do it too soon it will take off paint your first layer).
  3. Once dry, use a clean rag to apply a thin layer of transparent wax to seal the paint (optional: use sandpaper to distress lettering on jars).
  4. Tie twine (or burlap) around the jar. For the larger utensil holder I used hot glue to wrap a strip of burlap around the middle. With a separate piece I made a box and then hot glued it the burlap.
  5. I purchased flowers from Michael’s and used wire cutters to cut the stems. Arrange and voila! Super easy and cheap way to add a touch of color to a room.

*Tip: if you are buying paint, crafts, or flowers from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby check online for coupons. They usually have at least a 40% off one full price item and you can save it easily to your phone! Personally, this is how I excuse my obsessive amount of DIY projects to my husband, “but there’s a coupon…”

Americana Decor Treasure Blue Chalk Paint and Transparent Cream Wax – this stuff is magical!
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The finished vases. Sorry, I forgot to take a “before!”
Love a splash of color!
Before: Old spaghetti jar. After: Decorative flower vase
Before: Old ceramic vase. After: Updated decorative vase.
Adding pops of color to my new dining room.

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