A Little DIY Project & Some Driftwood

So when we recently went on vacation to Greenport, Long Island {for a short staycation}, I wanted to look for mason jars and driftwood.  Well I also wanted to find an antique mirror for our bedroom, but we didn’t find one.  Boo!
Here is the driftwood we found at Orient Point State Park.  Gorgeous beach.  The driftwood will end up in the Sunroom, some place, once we are done remodeling that room.  So I thought I would put it in that room now.  I love the pieces we found.
And when we walked into a Thift Store in Greenport, I had to have some of these mason jars so I could do a DIY project with them.  I want to dye them seaglass blue and maybe put sand and a candles in them.  Maybe two with candles and one with sand & seashells.  Not sure where they will end up in our home, but I can’t wait to make them pretty.  They might just end up in our Sunroom as well or I might have to find some more or use other jars from our house and make more of them for other rooms in our home.  I just love the look of them in blue.
These are in really nice condition and I didn’t care if they had lids or not.  I really didn’t need the lids.
Only $2.50 total for these three mason jars.  Love thrift stores.
Well once I brought these home, I had to find the best way to do this project.  I want to be able to put water in the jars {if I want to}, so you need to use glass paint on the outside of the jars and put them in the oven to seal the paint onto the jars.  So when I came across this blog, I knew I had found the way I wanted to do my project.  I can’t wait to get the paint and get started on this project.  I will be back with step by step instructions.  I hope mine come out even half as nice and Jenn’s came out.

Check out Jenn’s gorgeous DIYed Blue Mason Jars over on Clean and Scentsible Blog.  diy-blue-mason-jars.  I absolutely love how her jars turned out.  I think I might even have to buy some wire to put around them too.  This way you could hang them with candles in them.  Great idea.
I also love how they look with twine wrapped around the neck of the jars.  I might just have to find more of these mason jars so I can make more of these.

Check out My Pinterest Mason Jar Board to see more gorgeous ideas I found on Pinterest.

So has anyone found any awesome driftwood?  Where did you put it in your home?  How did you display it?  Anyone dye any mason jars lately?  Have any tips for me?  I would love to see pictures of your work.  Leave a link in the comments area if you want to show off your driftwood or mason jar projects.  I love hearing from my lovely followers.  :)

Have a great day everyone!!!  :)

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Comments

  1. says

    I love any kind of decorating with mason jars…I really like the twine idea! I'm sure whatever you do with them will turn out beautifully. I found you over at Serenity Now. I love your blog design too…I have the exact same background design on mine! Have a great weekend!

  2. says

    I am on the hunt for driftwood too – we're heading down on a camping trip in September and I'm hoping to pick some up at the beach. Nice mason jar finds – love all the different sizes. Thanks so much for linking back to me! Have a great weekend!
    Jenn :)

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