Turn an old mason jar into a fabulous indoor planter

Bold red paint can quickly turn a regular old mason jar into a statement piece. Using a light touch of sandpaper and a sealer, you'll transform the jar into a vintage-inspired indoor planter. Tie it off with a ribbon of twine to complete a rustic look, then place it on your bookcase, mantle or tabletop for an eye-catching accessory.
Of course, you can vary the colors of paint you use for this project. If you have a handful of mason jars on hand, you might wish to create a rainbow display of planters. Alternatively, you could match the decor in the room where you'll place this plant. Whether it's the bathroom, kitchen or living room, it will bring life to the space and add an amazing pop of color.
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Materials
- Mason jar
- Red paint
- Cup to pour paint into
- 1-inch paintbrush
- Sandpaper
- Mod Podge Gloss clear acrylic sealer
- Twine
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors
- Soil
- Small plant
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Instructions
1. Pour red paint into the cup or container.
2. Dip the paintbrush into the red paint. Apply paint to the mason jar, covering it completely.
3. Allow the paint to dry. Then give it a second coat. Allow second coat to dry.
4. Scrub the dried paint gently with sandpaper to create a vintage look.
5. Gently spray the entire jar with Mod Podge Gloss clear acrylic sealer.
6. Apply twine around the rim of the jar using the hot glue gun. Tie the twine in a bow and use scissors to cut the bow strings to your desired length.
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7. Fill the mason jar planter with soil. Add your favorite plant.
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