Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DIY Simple Coastal Charm

This painted jar is such a simple project, 
and is one that can be altered to be used with
different seasons, occasions, and decor themes!

This tutorial is for this coastal charmer,
that will add a little summer breeze to your decor!

Here are two photos of the supplies 
you will need.

All were purchased at Michael's and Hobby Lobby, with the exception of the driftwood,
which was purchased at Ela Lake Design HERE on Etsy.

***OH and have a 1" foam brush on hand to
paint the inside edge with


a 4" length of string or thin twine
to hang the tag with.

 Step 1

Wash and dry ball jar.
Pour generous amount of paint
inside the jar.

Pick up jar, and roll it around and around
to distribute paint over inside surface.

Repeat until everything is covered except
inside rim, adding several drops of paint as needed.

Use foam brush to paint inside rim.
Hold jar up to the light and see if there
are any thin areas that you need to dab 
some paint on.

Step 2

Allow paint to dry thoroughly, checking
periodically for paint puddling in the bottom.
If there is, roll jar around some more to distribute paint.
{I let mine dry overnight}

Step 3

Holding the end of the sisal to the back of the jar, with a little extra {to tie knot with} wrap twine around ridges on the jar
three times, cut and tie in a knot on the back
Trim tails.

Step 4

I used a tag cutter, and cut a medium
sized tag from the green part of the paper.

If you don't have a tag cutter, simply cut
a 1" wide x 1/5" tall rectangle from the greenish area.

Grab the letters for SEA.
Press each one on the ink pad, and apply to the center of the tag to make the word. They don't have to look perfect! In fact, they look better if they don't!

Use a small hole punch to punch a hole in the top, and loop the string through and attach
the tag to the twine! 

Carefully add and arrange driftwood pieces,
{be careful and aware that the paint can be scratched off if you jab in the driftwood, flowers, pencils, etc...}

And VOILA!!!

A lovely coastal vase!

Now go create a beachy vignette!!

Here are some other ideas 
I found on Pinterest for these jars!
Just have fun with them!!

Have a fabulous week,
and be a blessing!


miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those are so pretty...love the beautiful summer colors!
Blessings, Lorraine

BumbleBeeLane said...

These look like the old vaseline glass.Soo pretty! Pinned so I can try it when I get some free time.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Becky,
First I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sweet and thoughtful note about my sisters passing...
I love the painted ball jars, how fun and I love the color! so pretty.
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Tiff said...

Beautiful project, thanks! Happy week!

Amy Kinser said...

Love it, girl. You chose a beautiful blue to paint the jar with. Thanks for showing us how.

Hope you are doing great. Love ya...

French and Sparrow said...

Another great tutorial with fabulous styling....love it! Thank you so much for sharing!
xox Kerry

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

So cute! I love the color and the details on the outside. Well done!


Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a simple idea. so sweet! merci!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

WE're headed to the beach in about a week so I'm really into beach themes these days....love your Sea Jar! Might just have to make one myself! (Oh, and I have those rubber stamps, too, love them!)


IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

What a wonderful and beautiful idea!!!
It looks great!!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Love this! I'm bringing out all my shells to decorate with....love the driftwood too.

Patty said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing.

June said...

You are AWESOME Becky!!! I love your tutorials. They make me think I can really do it too : ) It's so helpful when you photograph the supplies (WOW)
I love the color you chose for your jar. Too pretty!!!
hugs from here...

Elena said...

Now that is an awesome idea! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

sooo beautiful...and of course so summery!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love love your beachy themed jar!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial ~

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Just lovely!!

stefanie said...


Donna said...

Don't you just love the great ideas we have available on Pinterest!? And, no more bookmarking on the computer with files, and files, and more files of bookmarked items we have to open to see what they are!!

Love it - just so many ways to use this idea! Thank you for sharing, Becky!


Candie@Craftbaby.com said...

These are so bright, fun and beautiful! Great job- they look store bought!


Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Love the color of the ball jar. It definitely has a coastal charm about it.

Hope to see you at Time Travel Thursday this week. Be sure to enter my "French-inspired" giveaway, if you haven't already. Tonight is the last night to do so.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Laura said...

What a great idea!
Your vase is beautiful and I love the color-
so summer and coastal.

Enjoyed visiting and I am a new follower.

White Spray Paint

Michele said...

Hi Becky ~ The color used on the jar is so delicately beautiful

Pearl 13.1

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Becky, it is gorgeous, the perfect blue!


Liz - Imageremix said...

What a great idea. These are so very pretty! I have tons of ball jars. I love them painted with the jute twine. Thanks for the great idea!

must love junk said...

Just found your blog-love it and I'm your newest follower! I'd love you to visit my new blog and say hello :)

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Happened upon your blog from another, will definitely be following along.

Great DIY...thank you for sharing!

Have a *fancy* weekend!


Hi Becky, You are sooo talented! Love this idea. Glad all went well with your daughters' weddings! I hope there are some pics on your blog . . . I'll have to catch up :). I'm busy working full-time now at a non-profit thrift store and now getting ready for the antique expo show in Portland, so don't have much time for blogging, but will keep in touch with some special friends :). Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
~ Julie

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Becky, it's lovely! Thanks for joining Creative Things Thursday!

Viola said...

Wonderfully done, Becky! So pretty!
Hugs, Viola

Liz - Imageremix said...

Becky, have you noticed the paint chipping off easily when you put things in the jars? I want to do this project today and just wondered if you had noticed that being a problem or not as you've used them.


Faded Plains said...

Love this...I see me doing this project in the very near future...thanks for sharing!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Becky, Thanks for coming back by to comment on my Banner of Freedom post. I made some of these painted bottles this weekend. Some paint was better than others to use. The runnier paint was easier to use. I wasn't patient enough to wait for complete drying and messed one up. I missed the part in your post about them scratching easily. I even checked twice. Sometimes I try to "speed read". Better slow down! I'm going to add another coat to a couple of them. Thanks!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Okay, one more thing :) about the bottles. I just saw some on Pinterest where they left all the scratches inside (perhaps even created them on purpose) and it looks good. It was on a group of all white ones. For those who like the distressed look, it may be the way to go, then they don't have to worry about getting such great coverage and being so careful.

Sara Pliske said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I love all things coastal. Our home has lots of coastal accents. I have enjoyed visiting your blog...I will be stopping by again!!
Blessings - Sara Pliske

Robyn said...

What a great idea ! SO BEAUTIFUL ! Thanks for the tutorial I am going to make some for my house! (((hugs))) Robyn

Karren Haller said...

Oh my mason jar goodness!!! i love your ideas and have pinned to my Personal Mason Jar board.

I think your post would be enjoyed on my Friday Feature Linky party, if you would like to share, I would love to have you stop by!! Hope you can make your way there!!!
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Have a great weekend!

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