It’s summertime, and my family enjoys being outside, and dinners on the patio. I used mason jars to create fun fruit mason jar glasses to serve our drinks and celebrate the wonderful season.
Fruit mason jar glasses Materials needed
Mason Jar glasses Instructions
I grabbed 4 mason jars from the dollar store. You can use recycled jars if you like. I wanted them to be smooth on all surfaces.
Clean the jars
I washed all of the jars, and then I wiped them all off with an alcohol prep pad. This will free the jar from all oils, dirt, etc and help your paint stick better to the glass.
Paint the jars
I painted each jar with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint. It’s important to use paint that will adhere to glass and make sure to honor the cure times.
I painted each jar a different color –
- Candy Apple Red
- Paradise Pink
- Lemon Yellow
- Outrageous Orange
After painting each jar, I let them dry for 1 hour per the instructions.
Options for creating stems
For my red jar, I used E6000 to glue floral tape to the bottom as I was creating a strawberry. The green would be the stem. E6000 is a permanent glue and will stay on for washing later.
Another option for the accents is to add paint for the stem. For the yellow jar I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint in the color True Green. I painted around the top to create the stem.
Another option is to use tissue paper. I cut a little green tissue paper and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the bottom of the jar. I started by painting on the Mod Podge, applying the tissue paper, then painting another layer of Mod Podge on the top. This one would be a watermelon. I set it aside to dry.
Adding the fruit design
For my last jar, I was creating an orange. I used more of the Apple Barrel Multi Surface Paint in the color lemon and painted on a circle with the wedge lines.
On the pineapple, I used Apple Barrel Black Multi Surface Paint to create little “V” accents.
On the strawberry I added little black seed dots with the black paint.
For the watermelon I added black seed circles.
Once all of the jars had dried and cured according to the paint instructions, I placed a couple layers of Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge to them following the jar instructions.
This will allow them to be hand washed. If you opt to put them in the dish washer, place them on the top rack only.
I bought some fun umbrella straws for them and we’re so excited to use them all summer long! These would make great gifts as well.
How To Make Fruit Mason Jar Glasses Video
There are certain paints that are made for glass. Many are acrylic paints, and you can look on the jar for what surfaces the paint will stick to.
You start by cleaning the glass. Next you paint on the glass with acrylic paint. Make sure when purchasing the paint that it says it’s good for glass. Make sure to follow cure times.
If you buy acrylic paint that says it’s safe for glass and follow the cure time instructions, the paint will stay on the glass.
I wash my glass and then clean it with rubbing alcohol before painting.
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