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November 11, 2013

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Glittered Mason Jar Drink Cups

Madigan made… painted mason jar drink glasses.

Simple DIY glitter mason jar drink containers.

I’m on a quest to drink more water these days. We all probably need to drink more, right?

So, I’m hoping that a pretty drink cup will inspire me to drink more… therefore I decided to make my own drink tumblers out of mason jars. And, of course, I thought that glitter paint was the perfect way to dress them up. (Shocker, I know!)

How did I make these glittered cups? This was a really simple and easy craft. (And it would make great handmade gift idea, if you needed one!)

DIY Painted Mason Jar Drink Tumblers

Supplies used:

(Note: some of the supplies used in the post were given to me for prior sponsored projects.)

  • Mason jars
  • Painters tape (straight or shaped)
  • Glitter paint for glass (either a multi-surface paint or glass paint)
  • Brushes
  • Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol

Steps to create glitter drink jars:

I cleaned my jars with alcohol and dried them. Then, I applied tape around the outside of the jars.

how to paint mason jars

I brushed on several coats of glitter paint below the tape and allowed the glassware to dry in between coats.

TIP: Glitter paint does not cover as well as other glass paints. To achieve a thick appearance to the glitter, you will need to apply several coats.

Once dry, I removed the tape. The plain tape peeled off cleanly, but I did gently score the curved tape with a knife before I removed it. (It probably would’ve been OK if I peeled the tape off while the paint was wet, but since the paint was dried and pretty thick, I did not want to take any chances.)

The glitter paint I used takes about 21 days to air dry and fully cure. Once cured, the glass can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

decorative mason jar lids to make drink containers

The glitter paint added a little texture to the outside of the jars, making them less slippery, which was nice. I also found these adorable cut-out lids for the jars at the craft store… the perfect place to thread a straw!

DIY glitter mason jar drink containers

Now, with the help of a little (OK, a lot!) of glitter, I hope to be guzzling down more H2O!