Last month, I made a rustic Valentine’s Day Mason Jar, and I knew that I’d want to replace that decorative tablescape with something for St. Patrick’s Day. This Mason jar is easy and fun to make.
Rustic St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jar
I forgot to take an image of the supplies, but I used the following:
- A clear Mason jar
- A large bristle paint brush
- A fine tip paint brush
- St. Patrick’s Day paper straws (or green/white paper straws)
- Green and tan twine
- Green and white acrylic paint
To begin, wipe down the Mason jar with rubbing alcohol to clean off any oils or fingerprints. Once it dries, use the large paint brush to apply one coat of bright green paint. Because you are using acrylic paint with a brush, it will leave a rustic finish. For a smoother finish, you can use a green spray paint.
Once that coat of paint dries, paint a second coat. The second coat may pull off some of the first coat of paint – but you can leave it. Wash the brush when you are all set.
When the second coat dries, you’ll paint the shamrocks. I just made three overlapping circles and painted the stem, but if you are a good artist, you can always them more accurately. Practice this on some paper before painting them on the jar. When the white paint dries, put a small amount of green paint on the damp brush, and drag it lightly across the shamrocks.
When the jar is completely dry, tie the twine around the top of the jar and insert the straws for decoration. You can also use a nail file or some sandpaper to lightly scuff off some of the paint.
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