Hi Creative Home readers! We’re back today sharing distressed mason jars, a craft room organization solution. I’m in the process of sprucing up my craft room and needed some of my quick grab items a little closer to my craft table.

DIY distressed mason jar #masonjar #distressed

My current mason jars house all my small accessories like washi tape, buttons, glue sticks etc., and I was having a hard time getting quick access to my daily use, taller items that would stick out of the tops of the mason jars. My scissors and paint brushes are my most used items, and I want to store them on the table instead of behind me on the herringbone built in.

Herringbone stenciled bookcase, fill with vintage goods for storage #organization #craftroom

Solution: more mason jars, this time distressed to add some more color! I love Jen’s jars, the original source for all the DIY painted mason jar craze, so I altered the colors for my custom space.

Distressed mason jars #diy #masonjars

This is an easy project and will cost you very little out of pocket. Supplies needed:

  • jars
  • acrylic paint
  • foam brush
  • sandpaper
  • sealer

You can buy a 12 pack of mason jars for around $12 at your local grocery store in the canning section – I already had mine on hand so they were free. The paint is from your local hobby store, we used American brand. Directions:

  • Pick your paint colors. I used Mint Julep Green, Banana Cream and Hi-Lite Flesh.
  • Paint the mouth of the jar the direction you would screw the lid on. Then brush up and down on the remainder of the jar till it’s covered evenly. I only did one coat except for pink since it’s lighter.

DIY painted mason jar tutorial #masonjar #distressed

  • When it’s dry (about 20 minutes) lightly sand the wording and edges using 150 grit sandpaper.

How to distress mason jars #tutorial #distressedmasonjars

Sand mason jars to distress them #diy #masonjar

  • Seal well with poly. Americana has a great size that works well for wood, metal, etc. without having to buy it in the larger cans at home improvement stores.

Seal distressed mason jars to prevent scratching #diy #masonjars

That’s it! Group in threes on a cute cake stand and you have new organization that’s pretty to look at!

Distressed mason jars #diy #masonjars

Mason jar organization #diy #masonjar

Distressed mason jars #diy #masonjars

Check out my mason jar bathroom organization solution too. And all of our Creative Home guest posts! Happy crafting!