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Decorative Painted Easter Jars

Every time I look at these pretty painted Easter jars, I’m reminded of colorful Easter eggs and can’t help but smile. The soft pale colors symbolize that Spring is here and a fresh start is upon us.

Three painted Easter jars wrapped in ribbon with chocolate eggs scattered around.

Decorative Easter Jars

We used Chalky paint on the jars which give them a nice, matte finish and then distressed them making them perfectly imperfect. The classic painted Easter egg style of stripes, zig zags and polka-dots were a lot of fun to do on the jars. We’ve filled ours with candy coated chocolate eggs but they could also be used just for decoration. Actually, Jane added these Easter jars to her 3 tiered tray and they look super cute as part of her centerpiece.

set of 3 decorative painted jars for Easter

To see how she put together her Easter centerpiece, watch this quick video on our YouTube channel.

More Glass Jar Crafting Ideas

One of our favorite surfaces to craft with has got to be glass jars! Just looking through our past posts proves this point entirely. And it’s really no surprise with all the creative ways to use from candy jars, flower vases, cooking uses, decorative jars, and candle holders and the list goes on and on.

Materials Needed to Make These Easter Jars:

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Materials needed to make decorative painted Easter jars including mason jars, paint, paintbrushes, rubber band and sandpaper.

How to Make Decorative Painted Easter Jars

Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using. Additionally, use rubbing alcohol and a clean paper towel to wipe away any prints or smudges.

Using a medium sized paintbrush, apply chalky paint in pale blue over the entire surface of one jar. Paint a second jar in cream and the third jar in a mix of pale green. 

Paint and paintbrushes next to a cream painted mason jar.

Allow paint to fully dry before applying a second coat of paint and before moving on to the next step.

Dip the foam pouncer in pale blue chalky paint and dab circles all over to the green jar. 

A foam pouncer and paint next to a polka dot painted mason jar.

Gently place a couple of rubber bands around the cream colored jar. Use the rubber bands as a guide to paint horizontal stripes on the jar in pale pink and green. Remove rubber bands when the paint dries.

Paint a wide zig zag stripe using chalky paint in a cream color through the center of the pale blue painted jar.

Paint brush and paint next to a mason jar painted with a zig zag design.

Allow paint to dry fully on all the jars.

Painted Easter jars next to a piece of sandpaper.

Using a fine grit sandpaper, gently sand the painted jars to distress the edges.

Tie a piece of rafia into a bow around the neck of the jars.

Fill the jars with Easter treats and chocolate eggs.

Three painted Easter jars wrapped in ribbon, one jar is laying on it's side with chocolate eggs spilling out.

More Easter Crafting!

If you’re looking for more Easter crafts check out this chalky painted Easter wreath, these Easter candy jars, mini Easter basket or this framed Easter bunny.

painted Easter jars stacked on a table

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Decorative Painted Easter Jars

Jane and Sonja
Create your own pretty Easter jars with pale colored chalky paint and classic egg decorating patterns.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Set of 3 Jars 500ml smooth rounded, with shoulders; lids removed
  • Chalky paint in pale blue, green, pink and cream (we used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Serene, Lace, Lace mixed with Romance, Lace mixed with Fortune)
  • Paintbrush
  • Circle Foam Pouncer ½” diameter
  • Rubber bands
  • Sandpaper 200grit
  • Rafia

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly wash jars with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using.
  • Using a medium sized paintbrush, apply chalky paint in pale blue over the entire surface of one jar. Paint a second jar in cream and the third jar in a mix of pale green.
  • Allow paint to fully dry before applying a second coat of paint and before moving on to the next step.
  • Dip the foam pouncer in pale blue chalky paint and dab circles all over to the green jar.
  • Gently place a couple of rubber bands around the cream colored jar. Use the rubber bands as a guide to paint horizontal stripes on the jar in pale pink and green. Remove rubber bands when the paint dries.
  • Paint a wide zig zag stripe using chalky paint in a cream color through the center of the pale blue painted jar.
  • Allow paint to dry fully on all the jars.
  • Using a fine grit sandpaper, gently sand the painted jars to distress the edges.
  • Tie a piece of rafia into a bow around the neck of the jars.
  • Fill the jars with Easter treats and chocolate eggs.
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