Fall is coming. . well at least that’s how it feels here in Michigan. The weather has already turned to sweatshirt cold and I am getting the inner itch to pull out my pumpkin decorations. But no. . it is only August! I can not let myself go there already, so instead I used my fall itch and created something fall inspired. This summer I had a lot of old mason jars lying around and I started painting them and using them as flower vases in my home. I painted them fun summer colors like white, turquoise and lime green. However, I wanted to start making my fall vases to swap them out with and used a similar technique to create this one. . . just a little bit different.


To create this fun fall inspired vase I first started with a clean, old mason jar. I spray painted the inside with black paint. Be careful doing this because it tends to fume up a lot! I would recommend being outdoors with PLENTY of air.



After I painted the interior black, I then painted the exterior orange. I used Rust-oleum paint and primer to do this project. It just covers better than the other paints and I found it was easier to get an even coat.
Once everything was dry, I then took an old nail and scrapped away at the place I wanted to look aged. This removed the orange paint and allowed the black to show through. Pretty cool. .



Finally, I sprayed the whole thing over (inside and out) with a waterproof sealer. If you are going to want to use this as a vase, you will need to do this step. Otherwise the paint will deteriorate on the inside when holding water for long periods of time.
I added a few marigolds to my vase and set it up in my kitchen window. It may be a little to early in the season to start using this, but hey. . I like it. Plus, if the weather keeps up like it is we will be having fall soon anyways.


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<3 Dick and Jane

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August 15, 2013

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  1. Jamie

    August 15th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Beautiful!! Now I have some ideas for those extras I have sitting around!! Pinned & Tweeted!

  2. Ellen Christian

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love this! I have been wondering how to do this. I need to try it!

  3. Dawn

    August 15th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I love the colors you used, gives that jar a vintage look! Very pretty!

  4. Rose Powell

    August 15th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    These are lovely, I love the flower choice too! Fall is my most favorite season of the year and I’ve simply fallen in love (head over heals) with Mason Jars and the many craft possibilities!

  5. Joanna

    August 16th, 2013 at 5:56 am

    it’s lovely. I must try it.

  6. Mag@GirlyCreation

    August 17th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    This is pretty neat! Good idea for a small vase!