Glitter Dipped Mason Jars

Apr 17 2013
Glitter Dipped Mason Jars

Nothing better than a "fancy" mason jar : )
Get your glitter and glue out girls because we're making fancy jars again!
Aren't these perfect for an engagement party? Wedding? New Years!?

I think the black one is my favorite!

Here they are in action : ) 

Glitter Dipped Mason Jars

What you need:
Krylon Spray Paint (Glossy Black and Metallic Gold & Silver)
Glossy Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Recollections or Martha Stewart Glitter

1. Turn your jar upside down on a piece of cardboard and spray your jar with spray paint.  Stand at least 12" away from the jar as you spray. Don't worry if it's not totally covered. Let it dry a bit then spray some more. 

2. Let dry for 1 hour (if it's cold) and 30 minutes if it's hot.

3. Once your jar is dry. use a 1" paint brush to brush some Mod Podge on the bottom portion of your jar. Sprinkle with glitter. It's best to do this in sections so your glue doesn't dry. If you want to seal your glitter you can put another coat of Mod Podge over the glitter, but it does take a bit of the glittery "gleam" away. 

Notes: Be careful with these jars. Spray paint will chip if scratched and you should not get the outside of the jar wet. These are decorative jars.

Also, to get a perfect straight line on your jar you can lay it down on the table and place a piece of paper over the jar and you can use that line to guide you. Do not use tape as it will pull off the spray paint. 

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Sara said:
1 August, 2013 - 11:07
Did you use extra fine glitter?
Anonymous said:
21 July, 2013 - 09:33
What color of the recollections glitter did you use for the Gold Jar? Did you use gold glitter or the iridescent glitter?
Anonymous said:
8 July, 2013 - 06:12
For those that want to seal in the paint and glitter, krylon also makes acrylic/glossy project protector for various surfaces. There's least 3 kinds you just have to pick what's right for you. :-)
Anonymous said:
12 June, 2013 - 09:14
Hi! I love the gold, but I bought the krylon metallic gold and it looks bronze! can you be specific about the paint and the name of the glitter? I know the brands just not the names
Anonymous said:
1 June, 2013 - 20:30
I was wondering if i could use elmers glue and just paint that on with a foam brush and then apply glitter
JessieJane said:
2 June, 2013 - 00:24
Yes, for this method it would work just fine : )
Anonymous said:
28 May, 2013 - 21:05
What color is the glitter you put on?
QueenB said:
23 May, 2013 - 14:23
Could you put the Modge Podge over the spray paint to seal it in and protect it from some scrapes? I'm sure it'd scrape off if you tried, but I'd think sealing it in would help it a little. ???
JessieJane said:
28 May, 2013 - 21:17
They make clear lacquer sprays that you could use to seal it. They also have a new "clear" spray paint ..... That might work!? I just bought it last week. I will try it!
Anonymous said:
23 May, 2013 - 06:49
Would you ever create these for someone and ship them? I am not a good DIY but I would buy them and use them as my vases for my wedding, let me know!
JessieJane said:
28 May, 2013 - 21:18
Email me at! Tell me what you were thinking - colors, qty etc. and where you live! : )
Anonymous said:
21 May, 2013 - 20:38
What kind of glitter did u use???
JessieJane said:
22 May, 2013 - 00:12
I used the Recollections Glitter from Michaels. The Martha Stewart glitter is really good too.
Rk684 said:
21 May, 2013 - 10:45
What exact color Krylon spray paint did you use? Is that the metallic gold or bright gold or something else? Thanks!
Corenna Shackleford said:
18 May, 2013 - 19:39
Can mason jar be put in sun without bothering paint or glitter?
cassieklein said:
14 May, 2013 - 06:20
what kind of mod podge (matte, glossy.. etc?) and what brand of sray paint did you use?
JessieJane said:
16 May, 2013 - 22:10
Hi! I used glossy Mod Podge and Krylon spray paint : )
Kiki said:
13 May, 2013 - 08:55
Do you think you could plant flowers in these? Would the spray paint do anything to the plants?
JessieJane said:
16 May, 2013 - 22:08
The spray paint would be fine but flower pots normally have to have a hole at the bottom for moisture to escape so you don't get mold : (
Kiki said:
13 May, 2013 - 08:55
Do you think you could plant flowers in these? Would the spray paint do anything to the plants?
Anonymous said:
10 May, 2013 - 11:21
I was wondering what your trick is to not getting the paint to run or bubble. I am very new to painting!!!
JessieJane said:
11 May, 2013 - 22:18
I have some tricks! Keep the spray can about 12" away from your jar and only spray in spurts. Just spray a section then stop, spray another, then spray the same section again etc. Also, I find the spray paint runs when it's cold outside!
Anonymous said:
8 May, 2013 - 08:41
How did you get such a clean, straight line between your spray and glitter? I'm assuming you used tape but I wondered if that would pull the paint off when you took the tape off?.
Anonymous said:
10 June, 2013 - 22:22
I just made these for a graduation party and I sprayed them, let them dry for a day and then used blue painters tape to make a straight line, then mod podged over that and sprinkled the glitter on. I removed the tape before the mod podge dried and it didn't peel off any of the spray paint. It was a lot easier for me as I definitely do not have a steady hand! :) They came out beautiful and everyone loved them! Such a great idea!
JessieJane said:
8 May, 2013 - 22:09
Hi! I spray painted the entire jar then I just used a paint brush to draw the glue line. Hold a piece of paper on the jar so you have the edge as a guide! Tape will peel the spray paint for sure : )
paulita arnold said:
7 May, 2013 - 16:23
Really great idea'!!!.
paulita arnold said:
7 May, 2013 - 16:21
A really great idea. I'll have to make a couple for the summer flowers I can already. See them on my dinning table.
JessieJane said:
11 May, 2013 - 22:55
If you make them please send pics!
Anonymous said:
2 May, 2013 - 18:48
Where do you get your jars from? I feel like I can never find them and I want to do so much with them.
JessieJane said:
11 May, 2013 - 22:54
They sell them in packs of 12 at Albertsons and Walmart ~ pretty cheap too! You can get all different sizes : )
Anonymous said:
11 May, 2013 - 21:18
hobby lobby
Anonymous said:
6 May, 2013 - 06:37
You can by the with pasta sauce in them
Anonymous said:
6 May, 2013 - 06:36
You can by the with pasta sauce in them
Anonymous said:
3 May, 2013 - 08:06
Walmart sells them in the kitchen utensils area
Anonymous said:
1 May, 2013 - 19:26
Do you have to use Mod podge? Can you use elmer's glue
amanda said:
1 May, 2013 - 06:17
What brand spray paint did you use?
Anonymous said:
29 April, 2013 - 20:56
What kind of spray paint did you use?
Michelle Rieger said:
27 April, 2013 - 12:12
What did you use to apply the mod podge on top of the glitter?
JessieJane said:
27 April, 2013 - 23:39
Just a regular paint brush : ) Just do it in sections so it doesn't dry too fast.
Bbarker101 said:
25 April, 2013 - 19:02
That's a Kerr Jar not a mason Jar. There is a difference !!!
JessieJane said:
25 April, 2013 - 22:54
I think you may be confused. They are called Kerr Wide Mouth Mason Jars. Kerr and Ball are the most common brands of Mason jars.
patricia said:
25 April, 2013 - 11:32
Thinking about doing these in my wedding colors in December.
Anonymous said:
24 April, 2013 - 08:20
To the person asking about the straight line...maybe you could try a rubber band? That shouldn't stick or peel off dry spray paint and would create a straight line.
JessieJane said:
24 April, 2013 - 17:02
Great idea! You're hired!
Anonymous said:
24 April, 2013 - 05:16
How do you get such a straight line to apply the glitter. I don't think you could put tape on top of the paint because when you pull off the tape, the paint would come too. How is the glitter applied so perfectly straight?
JessieJane said:
24 April, 2013 - 17:01
Hi - We just eyeballed it. You can always add a little more glue to even out the line and then sprinkle more glitter : ) I wouldn't add any tape - It will pull off the spray paint for sure!
Natalie said:
23 April, 2013 - 19:28
I have some gold spray paint I was thinking of returning since I didn't end up needing it for another project. Now I am for sure keeping it and picking up some glitter! These jars are gorgeous!
Lisa said:
23 April, 2013 - 01:16
Love this idea..... My hubby won't let me touch his canning jars.... but I do have other ones I can think would be cool to do with this. Thanks!
Dorottya said:
18 April, 2013 - 00:16
Super cool! ;) Love them!
JessieJane said:
18 April, 2013 - 19:09