MAKE IT: DIY Glitter Mason Jar + A Tip for Making the Glitter Stay Put! | By DIY Bloggista Allison

For ages, people have been entranced by two things: glitter, and mason jars.  Pictures of mason jars, pictures of glitter… even pictures of mason jars holding glitter inside, as if to *store* it in some way… pictures like this can be found readily across the internets – all of them, all the internets, even the ones women invented, silly New York Times article – and these pictures?  They are being pinned every. single. DAAYYY.

However in more recent times, these same entranced people have been haunted by a certain burning question:

“… but– how do I get the glitter on the OUTSIDE of the jar?”

Well today, ladies and germs… today is the luckiest day of your motherloving lives, if you’ve been asking that burning question.  But it’s also the lucky day of anyone who just likes looking at pretty things.  On that note…

Take it away, Allison…

Allison here! I’m super excited to share this week’s DIY with you all! I’m sure you have seen the gold spray painted mason jar by now, right? Well, I wanted to take it one step further and glitter-fy a mason jar instead. This is a super easy one with very few supplies needed, although things can get a little messy if you aren’t careful.

Supplies Needed:

1. Glitter (Any color, any kind. I used Martha Stewart “Smoky Quartz found at Michaels.”)
2. Glue (TIP: I used Martha Stewart Glitter Glue. Regular glue works, but it doesn’t hold on the glitter as well over time.)
3. A type of Mason Jar ( Or any jar for that matter!)
4. A throwaway tray or box (In which to create the project without getting glitter all over the place.)

Start by painting the entire area with glue. Glitter Glue has a built in brush making it easy to slap a coat of glue quickly and easily over the whole area.

Pou glitter over the mason jar and roll it around in a pile of glitter. I confined my glitter in a box as you tend to pour much more than is needed. With your fingers fill in any missing spots so the entire thing is glittery awesomeness.

And there you have it! Easy as pie :) A finished glittery mason jar to make those flowers even prettier than they were before! Check it out:

Anyone up for trying a fun DIY this weekend? Woud love to see what you do with a little glitter and glue! Make sure to show us pics!

xoxo  - Allison, Engaged & Inspired

Label(s): Allison, Color, The Bloggistas, Yellow, {DIY + Freebies}

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  1. taylor stern on June 9, 2012

    while cute, pretty sure this is an exact copy of a project from lovely little details blog. if nothing else give credit to the original source of said project

  2. Alison on June 9, 2012

    Taylor – thanks so much for your comment and heads up! We always strive to give credit where credit is due so we appreciate you letting us know so we can check on this. It’s also important to note that we understand DIY projects are done every day all over the internet so repetition is a very real reality, and most likely unintentional in the vast majority of cases.

    We’re having trouble finding the one you’re referring to so if you’d be so kind, would you share it with us so we can include a link in our guest blogger’s post? Thank you!

  3. Wedding Etiquette on June 10, 2012

    Its a wonderful idea.I just love this and also its look so pretty.

  4. Anne on June 10, 2012

    Glitterrr :) love anything with glitter on it so I’m a fan. Whether or not someone thinks it’s similar to something they’ve seen before, bcuz WHO CARES, everything’s similar to everything these days! Super fun, loves it :)

  5. ashleigh on June 11, 2012

    Agree with anne, sorry to break it to some people but no one (at least no one who’s traceable) invented combining mason jars and glitter. So that first comment is kind of rude, imo.
    Great+fun project, keep up the good work. :)

  6. Katie Jayne on June 11, 2012

    I have a bride who would love this!

  7. LOVE this! I want to do this for home decor too! Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. lyndsy tippetts on June 11, 2012

    what a great way to incorporate glitter into a wedding without having a huge mess. I love that it involves mason jars, something most people have just sitting around. thank you for sharing!

  9. Margaret on June 11, 2012

    Thanks for explaining about the reason for glittering glue versus regular glue. This idea would dress up reception tables or even a bedroom bedside table.

  10. Panama on June 12, 2012

    Thank you so much for including my silhouette mason jars in your roundup! Amazing how many unique ideas can come out of one simple item.

  11. Holly on June 12, 2012

    I love these! I have done something similar with Christmas ornaments, I was worried that the glitter would fall off so instead of covering the outside i watered down the glue just a tad and poured some into the jar, covered the top and shook until the glue covered the entire inside. I poured out any extra glue and then added glitter, covered and shook until the inside was all covered. Then let dry for a little while and add a coat of glue once again to the inside. This allows the glass to shine nicely as well as the sparkle. All with no glittery trail afterwards.

  12. So glitzy and chic! What a great detail to instantly add a touch of glam!

  13. Kayla on June 13, 2012

    Love this idea. Great project!

  14. Sarah {A Paper Proposal} on June 18, 2012

    Super pretty! Def adding this to my “DIY” pinterest board to try in the future.

  15. RK on June 28, 2012

    All I can think to say is wow!

  16. Heather on August 1, 2012

    I am absolutley doing this for my December wedding.
    Taylor stern, REALLY?

  17. Pastel Pink on September 22, 2012

    Gorgeous, I love the flowers your put in it too. I want to do this :)

  18. devlin11 on September 22, 2012

    Great but simple design. Plz keep posting ur ideas. Taylor Stern…..smh :((

  19. Ainsley on October 27, 2012

    Do you give it a finish spray? Clear coat of some sort so glitter isn’t all over.

  20. Farhana on October 28, 2012

    I absolutely love this idea! In fact, I’m planning to do this tomorrow to a glass bottle I have laying around!

  21. Emily on November 2, 2012

    I hear that if you were to use clear nail polish––like a top coat––it seals the glitter onto the surface it was placed on. Just wondering if anyone has tried this? Super cute though. I’ll definitely be decorating wine glasses like this for my roommates 21st :)

  22. Molly o'connell on November 24, 2012

    I tried this- and it worked… but the Martha Stewart fine glitter does not work as well as the confetti glitter… it is more texturized, holds & covers better

  23. Heather on January 3, 2013

    I did this using Martha Stewart fine glitter and it didn’t stay put very well. So I sprayed it with Make It Stay clear coating from Michael’s (I used 2 coats) and now it doesn’t come off!

  24. Courtney on January 9, 2013

    I was wondering what size Mason jar you used in this project? In the picture above. I want to make one for flowers and also make-up brushes but I think I will need two different size jars.

  25. Nikki on January 27, 2013

    I absolutely love this! I found this very helpful and way cute! I am a teenager so I’m really drawn to the whole glitter thing! However, I was wondering if there is a way you can make the glitter really stay on the mason jar without getting it all over your hands every time you touch it? I made something for my friend for her birthday but it is sooo messy! Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Thank you!

  26. Nina on March 21, 2013

    This is so beautiful. I love gold and I love glitter. Thanks for showing us how to do this!

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  29. lea veronica ballesteros on June 28, 2013

    can the glitter be inside the jar?

    • Amber on October 3, 2013

      I did do it on the inside of the jar and I love it and it is even easier with out a mess at all. I also used modge podge and a sponge brush. Super easy and it’s all contained :)
      Good luck :)

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    I am unable to see the pictures.. Can you send me the pictures via email?? I will be trying to do this for my bridal shower

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