DIY Project – My Gratitude Mason Jar

The 40th weekend of Njaanuary. A warm, sunny Saturday. A perfect day for a DIY.

I got this gratitude jar idea from my very good friend (I know, I know. I’m starting to sound like I am making up all these “my friends” stories). I went ahead and bought my mason jar in preparation for this challenge.

GIYF. For real! Google is certainly your friend. I came across these beautiful jars and I was like ‘boring gratitude jar for who’?

 

Materials needed:

  • New/ Recycled Jar
  • Pair of scissors
  • Old newspapers
  • Masking tape
  • Spray paint

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For recycled jars, use wet tissues to remove the label. Works like a charm! Go on, try it and thank me later 🙂

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Section off areas that you don’t want to paint with masking tape and use the old newspapers to cover those areas. You can create any design that you want. *Singing The Power by SNAP*

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Let the (spray painting) games begin!

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Do 2-3 coats to ensure the paint is evenly done, each time giving the jar ample time to dry.

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Bougainvillea never looked so good. 😀 However, how cute would these look as wedding centrepieces with some baby’s breath flowers? The list of things you can do with the jars is endless.

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Planning to revamp yours? Ask me any questions you might have in the comments section below 🙂

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PS: Are you attending Nairobi Restaurant Week?

TIP:

  • Use wet tissues to wipe off your jar and to remove the sticker incase you are recycling one.
  • Remove the lid and place the jar upside down on a steady surface when spraying. Follow the instructions on the spray can.
  • Give the jars ample time to dry before you tape over a section that you have painted. I experienced a bit of chipping especially with the areas where I had used the tape.
  • You can use the jars for numerous things. They are a great way of decorating your space without breaking the bank.

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8 thoughts on “DIY Project – My Gratitude Mason Jar

    • Thank you for stopping by 🙂 Yes I got it at Mr. Price Home for Kshs. 400. However, you can even get a bigger jar (not necessarily a mason jar) at Nakumatt. I might have to get a bigger one for the gratitude challenge. Have a beautiful week.

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