DIY mason jar crafts {guest tutorial}

Hi there Love Stitched readers! I’ve so enjoyed getting to know Brittany over the past few weeks. Her shop is darling, isn’t it? I’m Michaela and I write an interior design blog over at Michaela Noelle Designs. I’m thrilled to be here sharing some little projects with you. Cheap, simple and beautiful!

First up is a chalkboard mason jar:
Materials: Martha’s chalkboard paint, mason jar, brush, chalk, & patience!

Step 1: After cleaning your jar, paint the first coat of chalkboard paint. It’s okay if you see brush strokes…they go away with the second coat.

Step 2: After an HOUR of dry time, paint your second coat of paint. Then wait a whole 24 hours before writing on your jar. I was so proud I actually waited (:

Step 3: Get some chalk and embellish!

Desk supply holder…

Or a sweet vase…

The whole project only cost me $10, which included the colored chalk, bottle of paint and mason jar.  Good thing is I still have tons more paint to do other things with!  
Next up is a DIY pretty lace vase.  
Materials: Spool of lace, tape, scissors, large mason jar, spray paint, paint brush, glitter accent paint, & a candle or flowers.

Step 1: Dab the glitter paint on your jar in random areas, keeping within the width of the lace. {to be sure I stayed inside the width of the lace fabric, I used a white erase marker to trace it before I did the glitter…that way it wipes right off!} I used Martha Stewart’s Craft Glitter Paint in a Bronze/Copper:

Step 2: Cut out your strip of lace and tape it securely together around the jar.

Step 3: Once the lace is in place, spray paint the jar whatever color you wish.

Step 4: Remove the lace right after spray painting so the lace doesn’t stick to the jar while drying. Allow dry time, then put the mason jar top back on!

As you can see, the lace pattern is left on the jar and glitter is a nice touch to be able to see peeking through the design.

You can put a yummy smelling candle in the jar to illuminate the lace design…

Or fill the jar with some fresh flowers…

There ya have it! Thanks, Brittany, for having me share some DIY’s today. I just adore you (:


Thanks so much for sharing these DARLING mason jar tutorials with us Michaela!

Be sure to head over and check out her site for some darling outfits, fun tutorials and amazing design advice!

check out this darling chevron dresser she made!



  1. 1

    LOVE the lace jars, especially with the roses in it! I just repinned that one this morning :)

  2. 2

    The Lace Jars! Just pinned it!! Love it! Super girly and shabby chic!

  3. 3

    Ooh! LOVE the lace jar! The chalkboard jar is fun too, but the lace one is so pretty!

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    Thanks for having me, Brittany! Loved sharing the little craft (: xo Michaela

  5. 5

    Can’t wait to try the chalkboard jar!

  6. 6

    Oh I jut love the lace jars! I think I will make some this weekend. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. 7

    Wow! These are gorgeous!!!! I need to book bark or try out my pininterest!

  8. 8

    Loving the lace jars.. so creative!!

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    I can’t get over this! I’m adding this to pintrest! Do you host Linky Parties?! I am hosting one this month!


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