I love this time of year so much. The fresh strawberries are in season and ready to pick at the local farm and many other bright, colorful fruits are in abundance at the farmer’s market. It seems we could eat only fruit these days and be quite happy.
Bright colorful fruit was my inspiration for these Painted Summer Mason Jars. They give a splash of color to our kitchen and patio table that will last all summer. You can use these painted mason jars for flowers, utensils, napkins, and more.
Painted Summer Mason Jars
Many people paint the outsides of mason jars and that definitely is a nice look and a great method. For these jars I wanted a glossy, smooth finish so I painted the inside. This did not require careful brush work or spray painting.
Squirt a generous amount of paint into the bottom of your mason jar.
Tip and turn the mason jar side to side and upside down to allow the paint to run across all surfaces of the inside of the jar. This will leave a very smooth and very even coat of paint inside the jar. If you need to help the paint along you can use your finger to help spread the paint around.
Let the paint dry completely before continuing.
I made a purple jar inspired by grapes, peach for peaches, and red inspired by strawberries and watermelon. The turquoise I made because it is my favorite color!
Once the paint has dried tie a contrasting brightly colored ribbon around the rim of the jar. If you feel it is necessary you can add a drop of hot glue to secure it in place.
Fill your painted summer mason jars with plastic utensils for your next cookout or artificial flowers for a summery centerpiece. (You’ll want to use artificial rather than fresh since the paint is on the inside of the jar.) There are so many uses for painted mason jars!