How to Write on Mason Jars

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DIY Project: Hand Lettered Mason Jars


You've been asking for more tutorials so here you go! I put together this tutorial on how to put your hand writing on mason jars just for you. This is just one of many new DIY tutorials coming to the blog so check back often. 

This DIY is #MadeWithMichaels.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Mason Jar
  • 1 inch Silk Ribbon (optional)
  • Martha Stewart Multi-Surface paint (I used Summer Linen in Satin)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Oil-Based Sharpie Paint Marker
  • Paper towels, newsprint or rags
  • Disposable cup (for mixing)

Here's how:

How to write on mason jars tutorial by raleigh calligraphy

1. Gather supplies and cover your work surface with newsprint. Class jars should be clean and dried. Wipe the surface of your jar with rubbing alcohol to remove fingerprints and smudges. If you do not want to paint the inside of the jar and just want to write on it, skip to step 5.

2. Mix the paint and rubbing alcohol. Pour a few tablespoons of paint into the plastic mixing cup. Add enough rubbing alcohol to the paint to make it runny. Mix well. 

How to write on mason jars tutorial by Raleigh Calligraphy

3. Pour the paint mixture into your jar and gently swirl around, tipping the jar until the paint covers the entire inside surface. Add more paint mixture as needed. Take your time - you don't want bubbles ruining your work!

4. Tip finished jar over paint cup to remove excess paint. Set the painted jar upside down on newsprint to dry over night.

how to write on mason jars by Raleigh Calligraphy

5. Choose a design or quote to write on your jar using the oil-based paint marker. These markers are great because they only take a few minutes to dry. Which means if you make a mistake it is possible to wipe it clean with Windex. 

On my jar, I repeated these words/phrases and separated them with hearts:

* heartfelt wishes * love * sweet things in life * yes! *

6. Display your hand drawn jar however you'd like! I tied a silk ribbon around the top of my jar and added dried flowers. And you're done!


GOOD LUCK! If you make this project we'd LOVE to see! Leave a picture in the comments or tag pictures with @RaleighCalligraphy and #MadeWithMichaels.

Write on Mason Jars by Raleigh Calligraphy
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