Preppy Distressed Mason Jar Vase

It’s the time of the year again when flowers bloom and spring is in the air. I have a quick and easy (and even a bit Spring-like) DIY project – a Preppy Distressed Mason Jar Vase!

Mason jar crafts and decor are still popular. Most of them are easy to make just like this distressed mason jar or this Mason Jar Terrarium!

Pin image of a DIY mason jar craft. The jar is painted with distressed blue and white strips and is sitting on a wood table with white roses.

Spring is honestly one of my favorite seasons.

I like decorating my space with a garden-like feel because that meditates my mind. Who wouldn’t, right? However, instead of using plant pots, I’d like it to be more aesthetically pleasing.

What I would like to share with you is this simple mason jar vase centerpiece that would fit all seasons!

If you’re as excited as me, here’s what you’ll need:

Jars of blue and white chalk paint for craft project.

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Distressed Mason Jar Vase Supplies

Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint in Sailor Blue – this paint will add that lively blue flair

American Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting – it will serve as the base paint for the mason jar.

Americana Decor Clear Wax – you will use this to seal and protect your finished piece.

Foam Paint Brush – for paint and wax application.

Painter’s Tape – this will help to create clean lines and protect areas from paint application.

Clear Mason Jar – your canvas for creativity.

Sanding Block – to achieve that vintage and distressed look.

I just have a few reminders before proceeding…

Make sure that your workspace is well-ventilated. As you will be using paint and wax, this will help to dry it fast.

Decorating a Mason Jar

Let’s give this a stylish makeover!

Step 1

Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface of the mason jar to ensure proper adhesion of the paint. Then use a foam brush to apply two coats of white chalk paint to the outside.

Let it dry completely between coats.

A clear mason jar at a table.

Step 2

After the white paint dries, measure and mark off the desired width of your stripes around the jar using a ruler.

Then carefully stick painter’s tape, washi tape, or frog tape along these marks. Make sure that it is straight and evenly spaced.

Mason jar coated with a white chalk paint.

Next, measure and tape off your stripes using painters tape, washi tape, or frog tape:

Mason jar coated in white chalk paint with a dotted designed tape.

Step 3

After putting tape on for the stripes, use a foam brush to paint between the tape with the blue paint. Apply the paint evenly to cover the area completely.

Once you’ve painted all the stripes, let it sit and dry completely.

Mason jar coated in a white chalk paint brushed with a blue paint.

Then gently peel off the tape to reveal those clean blue lines!

Step 4

Using sandpaper or a sanding block, slightly rub it over the painted surface of the jar. Focus on areas that would naturally wear over time, like edges to create a subtle distressed look.

Mason Jar coated in a white chalk paint striped with a blue paint.

This technique enhances the depth of the paint giving the jar a vintage appearance.

Step 5

After distressing, it’s time to apply the creme wax.

Using a brush, gently rub the wax onto the painted surface of the jar.

This creme wax serves as a protective layer to the paint and enhances its overall vintage look. So if you want to keep the paint from chipping make sure that you apply the wax well!

A blue and white chalk paint mason jar vase distressed using a sandpaper.

Allow the wax to dry completely.

Step 6

Once everything is dry, it’s time to add flowers

Trim the stems to fit the jar, fill it with water, and arrange the flowers inside. Place it somewhere you want to add that extra elegant look. Of course, it’s a flower of choice!

Focused image of a white roses in a distressed blue and white chalk paint mason jar vase.

Add this beautiful DIY mason vase anywhere in your home and enjoy or give it as a gift! 

And as I’ve told you earlier, this craft fits various instances. For me, mason jar vases never go out of style!

I’ll tell you more below:

White roses in a distressed blue and white chalk paint mason jar vase placed in a brown table.

On what other occasions can I make a mason jar vase centerpiece?

The following are just some mason jar vase ideas, but you can play with your creativity.

Weddings – mason jar vases are great for holding flowers like roses that match the wedding’s style. They can be used as table centerpieces, aisle markers or hanging decorations.

Bridal Showers – once filled with flowers and greenery, it can add lovely decorations for your bride-to-be shower. On this occasion, you can use mason jar vases as table centerpieces or place them around the venue.

A white rose in a distressed mason jar vase with a white background.

Graduation Parties – aside from flowers, you can actually put some of your school supplies. like pencils or academic awards to add that nostalgic feeling you had. add it along with some ribbons or graduation tassels for elegance. 

Dinner Parties – adding a mason jar centerpiece to your gathering with friends brings a touch of sophistication to the table. Fill them with flowers like roses or lilies, arranged to complement the overall decor theme. 

Outdoor Parties – picnic and BBQ parties are much more enjoyable when held in your own backyard. Why not try adding an extra cozy feel by using mason jar vases filled with flowers? Perfect while watching sunset.

You see how a single craft can level up any celebration by just decorating it yourself.

So why not give it a try at your next outdoor gathering or party? 

A classy round table adorned with white roses in a distressed blue and white chalk paint mason jar vase.

This was an easy, quick, and fun craft to add some color to your Spring Decor! Save it to your craft Pinterest board or share it with a friend.

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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  1. Thank you for the tutorial. I’m late getting into the game and some directions out there from long ago did not work. I’ve used this brand of chalk paint and even used a sample of Lowes paint to tint it but I was concerned as I felt mine was a bit see through. But I think it must be okay. Looks similar to yours which I love. Love the denim look of stripes! I pinned it to my jar ideas.

  2. I love the stripes too! Such a nautical feel. This idea would work well with some of the ideas I have for my new living room.Dropping in from Whimsy Wednesday:)

  3. I love the stripes, reminds me of Cornishware pottery form Cornwall in the UK which I love (I even have a pinterest board dedicated to it!)

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