Gilded Mason Jar Vase ~ Fun in the Sun Blog Hop and Giveaway

Gilded Mason Jar Vases ~ an Easy to Make and Elegant Way to Display Your Summer Flowers

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It’s that time of year again ~ time to celebrate summer with the Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  Where I live there’s only a limited time that flowers are growing and blooming in my yard and I like to make the most of it.  I {really} like Mason Jars and Jars in general and often use them as vases.  Rather than just leaving them plain, though, I added some shine to these with gilding.  

Blue-Mason-JarI started with a Ball Blue Mason Jar and a recycled spaghetti jar.  The Blue Jar is pretty on its own but I had some gilding supplies left from my Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher  and thought the gilding would add a nice touch to these jars.  I didn’t want the gold to completely cover the jars but wanted a bit of a shabby chic outcome.  In order to do that I used a sponge brush to apply the adhesive randomly leaving some areas uncovered and then applied the gilding according to the directions on the package.  {If you have any questions, just let me know.}

Gilded-Mason-Jars-with Roses at cupcakesandcrinoline.com_I really like how this turned out.  Not only would it be pretty for flowers but some votive candles placed inside the jars would cast such a pretty glow.

Gilded-Mason-Jars-cupcakesandcrinoline.com_The more you ‘buff’ the gilding once you have allowed it to dry the more it shines.  

Gilded-Mason-Jars7 And there you have it ~ a pretty way to display your flowers and add some elegance to any setting.

Gilded Mason Jar Gilded-Mason-Jar #MasonJar #gilded cupcakesandcrinolineBe sure to check out all of the other inspiration in this Fun in the Sun Blog Hop by visiting the blogs below and COME BACK tomorrow to share your summer inspiration and enter to win a $250.00 Giveaway! 

Fun-in-the-sun-blog-hopDomestically SpeakingDebbie Doo’sMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaSetting for FourClean and ScentsibleTown and Country LivingDIY Show Off, At The Picket FenceCupcakes and CrinolineSand & SisalFox Hollow Cottage

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If you missed any of last year’s Blog Hop you can check it out here.  

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