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Bring Spring into Any Room with These Stylish Painted Mason Jar Vases

Sometimes bringing the outdoors inside is all you need to brighten up a stale space. With the help of <a href="//www.homedepot.com" target="_blank">The Home Depot</a> and <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bounty-Paper-Towels-8-Pack-003700021311/100684575" target="_blank">Bounty</a> paper towels, this simple canning jar project can transform any room into a welcoming retreat. Sometimes bringing the outdoors inside is all you need to brighten up a stale space. With the help of <a href="//www.homedepot.com" target="_blank">The Home Depot</a> and <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bounty-Paper-Towels-8-Pack-003700021311/100684575" target="_blank">Bounty</a> paper towels, this simple canning jar project can transform any room into a welcoming retreat.
This simple canning jar project by Bounty can transform any room. #BrightIdeas

Sometimes bringing the outdoors inside is all you need to brighten up a stale space. With the help of The Home Depot and Bounty paper towels, this simple canning jar project can transform any room into a welcoming retreat.

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If you search "mason jars" on Pinterest, you are bound to find a large selection of ideas. They have become the stylish homemade accessory for weddings, showers and birthday parties. The reason is simple - they are easy to make and look beautiful. Here is our take on a clever mason jar vase project.
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First, run to The Home Depot and pick up your supplies. Depending on the season - you should be able to get everything you need for this project - including the mason jars. You'll need:

Mason Jars
3 oz. Paint Samples
Multipurpose Sandpaper
Bounty Paper Towels
Martha Stewart's Mercury Metallic Glaze
1" Paint Brush
Flowers or Succulents
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Painting the mason jars is really the bulk of the project, so finding the right color is important. We used regular interior paint from The Home Depot. The best part was all you have to do is order samples of the colors from their vast selection. At $2.99 each, it is surprisingly affordable to try out a variety of different colors.
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Now that everything is together. Lay down a few layers of Bounty paper towels to keep the painting mess contained. Then turn the jars upside-down onto their rim. We painted the outside of the jars, since the inside will be full of water and flower stems that could scrape the paint off.
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Paint all the jars you are planning to complete at once; two coats will probably be enough to cover the glass. The jars need a good deal of time to dry. When done, the paint can easily scrape off the glass, so handle carefully.
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We used jars with raised designs on the glass - like fruit and lettering. If you choose to do the same, you will have to lightly sand the paint away with sandpaper once the paint is dry. If you'd prefer a cleaner look, smooth jars are available too.
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To give a few of the vases a metallic sheen, we applied an added layer of mercury metallic glaze.. This gave them a pearlescent quality. Be patient - the glaze takes a long time to dry.
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We then screwed just the rims on the jars to give them a finished look. If you wanted, these can be spray painted an accent color of your choice for added personality.
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Finally, we added the flowers for the finished look. You could also layer a small amount of pebbles and dirt and use these same vases as planters for succulents.
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These vases are crafty and beautiful. They bring some much needed floral smells and pops of color into any room of your home!
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