DIY: Gold Glitter Mason Jar

DIY: Gold Glitter Mason Jar



This is an easy gift that can serve as a pencil/pen holder, makeup brush holder, or whatever you want!

What You’ll Need:

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  • Spray paint (color for the top of the jar)
  • A mason jar
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Black ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Gold glitter
  • Spongy paint brush
  • Newspaper/paper
  • Plastic bag (such as a grocery bag)
  • Tape


Part 1: Spray Painting

  • Looking at the mason jar vertically, find the halfway point and wrap the plastic bag around the bottom half, securing the ends with tape. This is to keep the other side clean. If you have trouble, you can skip this step (since the other half will later be hidden by glitter).
  • Find an outside area. Spray the top half of the mason jar about a foot away from the surface. Make sure the wind is blowing in the same direction that you’re facing to avoid the spray from coming back at you.
  • Place on flat surface and let dry.

Part 2: Glitter Application

  • Set the newspaper down before starting.
    Back of the mason jar
  • Use the spongy brush to apply the glue–just enough to cover the surface. Don’t apply too much or it’ll turn out lumpy.
  • Hold the mason jar above the newspaper in a horizontal position and turn it while slowly sprinkling the glitter onto the area covered in glue. Make sure all areas are covered.
  • Still holding the mason jar in the air, turn it vertical and let the excess fall onto the newspaper. You can even shake it a little.
  • Place on flat surface and let dry.

Part 3: Bow

  • Slightly run finger over surface to allow more excess glitter to fall off.
  • Wrap black ribbon around the mason jar where the spray paint and gold glitter meet.
  • Tie once around and cut ribbon to allow two inches on each side
  • Tie into a bow (Note: this step may be easier if you cut the second end after tying into knot)

You’re all set! You can reuse the glitter that fell onto the newspaper by folding the newspaper on both sides to allow the gold to gather in the middle and slowly empty the glitter back into its container.

Author: Lauren Taylar

Lauren Taylar is a digital marketer and blogger. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations. When she’s not volunteering her time with Make-A-Wish, you can find her reading a travel magazine and sipping a glass of hard cider or wine.


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