DIY Spring Mason Jars and Free Tags


 DIY Spring Mason Jars and Free Tags -these make a cute and inexpensive gift!

spring mason jarsHi I Heart Nap Time friends.  Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs Online happy to be back here sharing a spring gift idea and printable tags with you.  I always feel like there are so many times in spring when I need a little gift to honor someone in my life.  Whether it is my children’s teachers for teacher appreciation week, neighbors for May Day, or other moms who help make carpool easier, now is a great time to have a basic go to gift to let these people know that they are important to you.

spring mason jars

Since it’s spring, what easier gift than flowers!  They are popping up everywhere right now in Southern California.  Painted mason jars make great container for these beautiful bouquets.  These painted vases are easy to make and are a great project to have your children help you with.  My four kids love picking flower from our yard!


To make them you will need mason jars (I always keep a bunch at home for different projects) and acrylic paint in any color.

spring mason tags

Put a big squirt of paint in the bottom of the jar. Secure the lid and shake well until the inside of the jar is completely covered with paint.  By painting the inside of the glass, the vases have a nice glossy finish.  Remove the lids and allow the jars to dry upside down over night on newspaper.  Any extra paint may drip out.  Once dry, fill with your favorite flowers.

spring mason tags

Spring free printables

Download and print tags using your color printer by clicking HERE. Right click on the image and then print and cut the tags.

spring mason tags

Attach tag with twine or other ribbon and share.  You will certainly brighten someone’s day. These tags work work great for other gifts as well.

spring mason jars

spring mason tags


I am happier just looking at them. :)

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Jenny Raulli is the editor and everything else of Bloom Designs Online. Her passion for parties, paper, personalized, pretty came from being a stay at home mom to four little ones under eleven. They have lots to celebrate at their house! Party styling is the perfect combination of Jenny’s former life as an art history major and elementary teacher and her most favorite roles- mommy and wife to her husband of 14 years. Her blog is filled with holiday ideas, party planning tips and ways to make each day bloom.

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  1. carrian posted on March 29, 2013 at 10:42 am (#

    I love these! That pink one is gorgeous and I’m usually a blue girl!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm (#

      I’m totally a pink girl. ;)

  2. Erica posted on March 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm (#

    Does adding the water remove the paint? Just curious, love them!!

  3. maks posted on March 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm (#

    I love the colors, all of them. These are exactly the colors I use for my Easter decor this year, too ;-)

    • Jamielyn posted on March 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm (#

      So fun! My favorite colors. :) Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  4. Gwen posted on March 30, 2013 at 5:02 am (#

    Those are gorgeous, Jamielyn! Wow…

  5. Crystal posted on March 30, 2013 at 5:58 pm (#

    Love these!! The colors are so pretty!! Thanks for the free printables!!

  6. Marsha posted on April 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm (#

    When you add the water doesn’t it ruin the paint?

  7. Adriana posted on April 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm (#

    I have always painted the outside, but I love the idea of painting the inside to keep that glossy look! Beautiful!

  8. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm (#

    I LOVE the look of these painted mason jars, good tip to let them dry upside down!

  9. Marsha posted on March 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm (#

    If you add water to the jar of flowers won’t the paint dissolve? I would like to know since these would make wonderful Mother’s Day table favors!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm (#

      Hi Marsha! It may wear off over time, you could spray a polycrylic finish to seal the paint!

  10. Jessica posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm (#

    Just tried this and baffled on how to get the entire jar covered. We shook and shook and shook. Guess I’ll go buy more paint. Used any entire bottle per jar.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm (#

      Hi Jessica! If you fill the mason jars with about 1/4-1/2 an inch of paint at the bottom, it should be plenty to cover the whole jar! Hope yours turned out! :)

  11. Alex Barber posted on April 26, 2014 at 11:25 pm (#

    What kind of flowers are those?

    • Jamielyn posted on April 29, 2014 at 12:35 am (#

      They look like hydrangeas and peonies, i’m not sure though! :)

  12. dereniece posted on May 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm (#

    Hey… what size did you use? (Mason jar))

    • Jamielyn posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm (#

      They look like a pint! :)

  13. Jackie posted on March 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm (#

    So if you put paint in the jar, what happens when you add water for the flowers?

  14. Constance Lumley posted on March 29, 2015 at 4:27 pm (#

    I tried this using one of the paints pictured and it was too thick to shake around the jar. Did you thin the paint with something? Please let me know how you achieved such a pretty result.

  15. Barbie posted on April 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm (#

    Loved this idea. It brightens up the whole room. Only thing was that the newspaper had to be picked off after drying upside down. Maybe wax paper would work better.

  16. Carrie posted on May 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm (#

    I loved these and mine turned out so pretty but after drying on the newspaper and paper towels, the moisture left rings on the wood table and I cannot get them off for the life of me. Then I added water to these for the flowers and all of the paint rinsed down so the jars were left ugly and had to be thrown away. Did I do something wrong?

  17. Shayla Scates posted on March 7, 2016 at 11:48 am (#

    Hi Jamielyn, I fell in love with these when I first came across this post. I am hosting an Easter lunch this year and guess what I’m making to place on my tables :)

    I recently featured your work on, “17 Easy DIY Ideas for Spring,” with a link to your tutorial. I hope this is okay.

    Thank you for sharing  your crafts with us!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm (#

      Absolutely, thank you for featuring me! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post.