Chalk Painted Canning Jars

Darling Daughter wanted painted Mason jars for her wedding’s decor. She wanted over 50 painted Mason jars…guess who had plenty and guess who ended up painting all of the mason jars…I ended up LOVING the look of the chalk painted Mason jars.

Chalk Painted Canning Jars

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding pictures

Chalk Painted Jars for Wedding

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding picturesOur youngest daughter envisioned painted canning jars  along the aisles in the ceremony, on the tables in the cemetery and in the game area. I loved the color she selected. It was quite easy to paint the jars and I love the look of the distressing.

Painted Jars along the Aisles

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding picturesIn the middle of a sunflower field, our son-in-law prepared an open area for the ceremony. We had straw bales for seating that were covered with fabric. Along each aisle, our son-in-law cut stumps that my daughter wished to be topped with doilies and painted mason jars filled with sunflower bouquets.

Painted Jars in the Reception decor

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding picturesMy daughter had our son-in-law  make these wood cookies to set more doilies, photos and painted canning jars – it was beautiful on all of the tables.

In the Game Area

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding picturesIn the game area where they had giant JENGA, Corn Hole, Tic-Tac-Toe and more, there was a straw bale couch. On this coffee table (built by my son-in-law) we had a canning jar…to make this an inviting site.

How to Paint Canning Jars

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding picturesWhat you will need:

  • Chalk Paint – (homemade recipe below)
  • canning jars, (the ones with texture look best)
  • soft bristle brush (1 1/2 inch)
  • coarse sanding paper

Set your jars on craft paper, wax paper or plastic. Either use chalk paint of your choice or make your own using the recipe below. With a soft bristled brush paint on the chalk paint from top of the jar to bottom holding the brush nearly horizontal to the jar as evenly as possible. Set aside. Apply a second and/or third coat – I recommend at least three – allowing to dry thoroughly between painting. Using the sanding paper (you can also use a nail file) gently rub the paint off along the raised designs on the jar. You remove as much of the paint as you desire – now you can use them outside and inside for your entertaining and decorating.

Painted Jars in the Dining Room

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding picturesI put these sweet jars on our dining table – the flowers are left over from the wedding bouquets – they dry beautifully. 

I would love to paint more jars – different colors – they add such country charm to a room’s decor or to an outdoor tabletop.

Chalk Painted Canning Jars are so lovely! Our daughter wanted them for her wedding  - we painted over 50! I share just how we did it and some wedding pictures

Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup craft or latex paint
  2. 2 1/2 TBSP Plaster of Paris
Instructions
  1. measure out paint into a plastic dish with lid. Add the Plaster of Paris and stir well. Paint desired object.
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  1. OMG the wedding ceremony was beautiful! I love all the details with the cross, sunflowers, hay bales, stumps, the mason jar vases, all of it together just makes a gorgeous space. I’m going to have to try your home made recipe for chalk paint since I have a ton of latex paint I may as well not waste it. LOL

  2. These really turned out perfect for the theme, Kathy. The wedding was beautiful!….Christine

  3. Hi! Beautifully done. Such a humble object and made a great decor.