Style, Decor & More: DIY: Ombre Painted Mason Jars!

DIY: Ombre Painted Mason Jars!

I am super stoked to have spring in full swing. The kids and I are spending more time outside, enjoying this gorgeous weather. One thing we love to do during summer break is lots of craft projects. Now that the kids are older, they are able to help create our crafts. I was looking for a craft that would make a pretty centerpiece. I am obsessed with mason jars, so painting them and adding my favorite flowers was an inexpensive project we could complete in a few hours. These ombre painted mason jars are so lovely and they cost less than $15 (including the artificial flowers!) You cannot get any better than that, right?!

What you will need:
3 - 5 Wide Mouth Mason Jars
*3 - 5 Acrylic paints in varying shades from dark to light
1 Can of white spray paint or primer
Foam brushes
Flowers or greenery of your choice

Step 1: Spray paint each mason jar with the white paint or primer. This will allow the acrylic paint to go on more easily and evenly. Allow to dry at least 30-45 minutes.

Step 2: Using your foam brush, paint one of the mason jars with the darkest color. Repeat with each mason jar, with each paint, until you get to the very lightest color. Allow to dry at least 30-45 minutes before painting your next coat. I paint 2-3 coats total. *You can also buy a dark paint and then white paint. As you paint your jars with progressively lighter colors, do so by adding white paint to the dark paint. The more white paint you add, the lighter the color will get.

Step 3: If you want a more vintage look, you can take a light grade sandpaper and go over each jar.

Step 4: Add flowers or greenery and you have a beautiful decorative item, center piece for a table or planter for your favorite herbs or flowers!

Written by Kelly:

Kelly is a married mom of 5 (two are fur babies) living in beautiful Tennessee. She has a son with autism and enjoys homeschooling him. She loves creating budget friendly recipes and DIY/Crafts and sharing on her blog, Kicking It With Kelly and guest posts. She also loves sharing tips on parenting, tech, fashion, beauty, travel and more!


  1. Perfect for a wedding or baby shower event! The price is right too.

    1. Hi Amy! Baby shower ombre jars would be too adorable! Love it!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great week! nancy

  2. Thanks, Ivonne! I appreciate you stopping by! :)
    Have a great week!

  3. These are beautiful! I am going to make these for my son's graduation party. Thanks for the idea!

  4. whoa thats very beauty, creative!

  5. the steps are easy to understand. I will share it with those closest to me to be more helpful

  6. I would love to make these with some of my extra jars.

  7. Very pretty and easy to do. Great gifts.

  8. i like this idea... very creative :D i think wanna try it in my wedding


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