Blue & White Chinoiserie Painted Mason Jars- Ginger Jars!

One day I’m going have myself a little collection of blue & white dishes & ginger jars & other Chinoiserie inspired pieces, but today I do not. Today, I have mason jars & lots of them & also paint. Plenty of paint & paintbrushes abound in my craft room.

Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!

I was imagining a beautiful, patriotic table studded with gorgeous, ginger jars down the middle, overflowing with blue hydrangeas. Alas, my collection has not even began yet. So in came those fore-mentioned mason jars & paints!

Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!

To diy your own little ginger jar/mason jar collection,  gather up a bunch of mason jars, or other glass jars in varying sizes & styles. Paint them all stark white first. Chalk paint is the best for painting jars, in my opinion. It goes on the best, dries the quickest & requires the least amount of coats. You can use acrylic, craft paint too; it will take longer & require way more coats. You can even try spray paint or chalk spray paint. I have used all of these to paint jars & they all work, but I recommend chalk paint from a jar & a foam brush above all else. 

Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!  Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!   Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!

Once the jars are dried, grab some smaller paint brushes & 2 shades of blue paint, or more if you desire. To paint all of my jars, I googled images of ginger jars online & tried to mimic the patterns in a playful way on the jars. The pagodas & bamboo jars ended up being my favorite. Practice on scrap paper first & remember if you mess up, you can always repaint the jar white & start over!

Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!

For most of the patterns, I used a light blue first, let it dry mostly then dipped a brush into the darker blue & added accents over the first coat. Play around with the paints & patterns until you find something you like. Then paint all the jars!!

Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!

I planned to fill my jars with flowers now & maybe cactus later! However, if you don’t want to have things coming out of the tops of the jars, you can use them for storage or simply decor & paint the lids. I would paint the band & lid white to match the jar. You can use a drill or hot glue to add pretty knobs to the tops of the jar lids. That would make them resemble a ginger jar even more, which I may do later too!

Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!

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Do you want an ginger jar collection, but only have mason jars? No problem! DIY these mason jars turned ginger jars with a little blue & white paint & some Chinoiserie inspiration!

Blessings Y’all!

Cathryne 

 

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