How to Make Gilded Mason Jar Vases

It's that time of year again ~ time to celebrate summer with the Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  Where I live there's only a limited time that flowers are growing and blooming in my yard and I like to make the most of it.  I {really} like Mason Jars and Jars in general and often use them as vases.  

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Rather than just leaving them plain, though, I added some shine to these with gilding.  

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I started with a Ball Blue Mason Jar and a recycled spaghetti sauce jar.  I removed the label from the spaghetti sauce jar using this technique.

The Blue Jar is pretty on its own but I had some gilding supplies left from my Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher  and thought the gilding would add a nice touch to these jars.  I didn't want the gold to completely cover the jars but wanted a bit of a shabby chic outcome.  

In order to do that I used a sponge brush to apply the adhesive randomly leaving some areas uncovered and then applied the gilding (gold leaf sheets) according to the directions on the package.  {If you have any questions, just let me know.}

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I really like how this turned out.  Not only would it be pretty for flowers but some votive candles placed inside the jars would cast such a pretty glow.

Close up view of two glass jars that have been gold gilded for use as vases

The more you 'buff' the gilding once you have allowed it to dry the more it shines.  

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 And there you have it ~ a pretty way to display your flowers and add some elegance to any setting.

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21 Comments

  1. These are super pretty! Pinned
    XO
    Kristin

  2. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    LOVE these Mary Beth!!! So gorgeous with the gold and blue... stunning!

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  5. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    I really like the aqua and the gold together, Mary Beth! I can totally see these with a votive inside. Pretty!

  6. Mary Beth those are sooo pretty!! Love how unique they look!

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  11. Wow... super gorgeous!

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  14. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    I love how it turned out Mary Beth!! Isn't it fun to gild things?

  15. Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says:

    Gold. Check.
    Sparkly. Check.
    Do I love them? Check.

  16. Dannyelle @www.lifeisaparty.ca says:

    I love these! They're so, so pretty, I think I might need to give them a try.

  17. Inspire Me Heather says:

    Beautiful jars Mary Beth, just lovely!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Heather!

  18. I love the gold with the blue. It looks very classy and trendy. Thanks for sharing Mary Beth. Love it.

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