A SUMMER HOME DECOR UPDATE: EASY PEASY DIY OMBRE MASON JARS

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Remember last week when I DIY’ed these embellished sandals and said once Summer rolls around I feel like DIYing my entire life? Ya, well I am at it again and I cannot stop! There is no better feeling than creating or doing something yourself and saving tons of those buckaroos. Esp. when there are only a few steps/supplies to the projects (aka my kind of DIYs!!!! + thirty million more explanation points). I am def. not the girl who spends an entire weekend redoing a dresser. I am more into the easy peasy 2-3 step 1 hour DIYs because there is this thing called shopping and Netflix (anyone else with me??).

But for real I LOVVVVE how these ombre mason jar vases turned out! It was honestly so much easier than I even expected. I am excited to play around with different flowers arrangements to see what I end up liking (these ones were just what I had laying around, lying around? Ya I still don’t know the difference. My teacher friends hate me). I chose these specific colors because I am obsessed weirdly obsessed with everything pastel lately like can I just have lavender hair yet?? But use whatever colors your little heart desires!

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Supplies:

-Mason jars (completely clean else the spray paint will adhere weird)

-Spray paint (I use the kind listed above because on sale at my local craft store and worked perfectly)

-air

-time

-flowers (real or fake)

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Steps:

1) Cover the mason jars in the white spray paint and let dry over night (I ended up having to use two coats to get them completely covered with no glass peeking through). 

2) To get the ombre effect: you want most of the color at the very bottom of the jar. Turn the jar upside down and spray a pretty thick coat of paint directly around the bottom fourth. Make sure not to over saturate though because that will cause the paint to drip down the jars.

3) Using less force with the spray paint, hold the can further away from the jar now creating a light version of the color. At the end, lightly mist a very thin coat of the paint to get the lightest of the desired color.

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Bahda-bing-bahda-boom its thats simple folks!

Well thats all for today! Excuse me while I go DIY the rest of my house!

Laters!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Martina says

    Love these! They look awesome. I’m thinking of doing this for my centerpieces for my wedding in a couple months.

    Wondering if I could omit the white paint and just leave it clear on top with a rose gold ombre at the bottom.

    Or do you need the coat of white to get a good fade on the bottom color?

    • Kate says

      Hey!! You know, I am not entirely positive! The good thing is that mason jars and spray paint are pretty cheap so you might just have to play around with it! If it does work that would look amazing for a wedding!

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