How to make a rustic vase with a mason jar

Sometimes the simplest DIY projects are the one that make the biggest impact. This mason jar vase is a staple decor item for any shabby chic room. Simply choose any color that matches the existing decor, and you can make this craft in a short amount of time.
Whether you make one of these jars or a collection of them to display together, they are sure to add a bit of charm to the space. Don't forget to pair this DIY project with flowers that complement the color of the vase for an even prettier finished look.
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Materials
- Mason jar
- Light blue chalk paint
- Cardboard
- Paintbrush
- Sanding block
- Decorative twine
- Hot-glue gun
- Scissors
Instructions
1. Remove the lid and band from the mason jar.
2. Set down a piece of cardboard to protect the work surface from paint.
3. Paint the outside of the mason jar using light clue chalk paint. Allow the paint to dry.
4. Sand the mason jar with a sanding block to create a distressed finish.
5. Glue decorative twine onto the neck of the mason jar using a hot-glue gun.
6. Cut away any excess twine with scissors.
7. Fill the jar and set out on display.
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