DIY Glittery Mason Jars

Posted on Sep 19 2014 - 8:00am by Sahily Perez

Disclosure: This guest post was written by Sahily Perez – founder of Pretty In Pigment.  Susan wants to give a big thanks for providing this awesome article while she is away on vacation!


I recently bought my first house and I have been trying to add touches of my personal style into my home décor. Last Sunday was a rainy day here in South Florida, so it was the perfect time to do a rainy day project to decorate my new space. I decided to make a DIY glittery mason jar to use as a vase for my kitchen counter.

Glittery mason jars are very easy to create and can be used to add a sparkly touch to any room in your house. You can use the jar as a penholder on your desk, a makeup brush holder on your vanity, or as a festive vase for your entry table during the holidays.

Wherever you decide to place your glittery mason jar, it’s sure to add a chic accent to any room in your home.

Want to make beautiful, decorative vases for your home on a small budget? Check out our DIY Glittery Mason Jars project here!
Supplied needed:

  • Mason Jar (Select the size based on what you are planning to use the jar for)
  • Modge Podge, Gloss Finish
  • 2 sizes of glitter (a combination of large flecks of glitter and small flecks is recommended for best results)
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Skewer (not pictured above)


Step One: Using your brush, paint the inside of the jar with Modge Podge. Make sure to evenly coat the jar with a thin coat of Modge Podge.

DIY Glitter Mason Jar 3


Step Two: While the Modge Podge is still wet and tacky, tilt your jar to the side and sprinkle the large flecks of glitter inside. For best results, do one side at a time. If you get a clump of glitter in once section, you can separate it using the skewer. Once you have a coat of large glitter on the walls of the jar, you can sprinkle some on the bottom and along the upper rim of the jar.


Step Three: Now you will want to switch to your small/fine glitter and apply it to the jar using the same method used in step two. You will want to make sure that every part of the jar is covered in glitter at the point. Pouring a large amount of the fine glitter into the jar and swishing it around is an easy way to evenly coat the jar. Once the jar is fully coated, shake out the excess glitter.


Step Four: Once your jar is coated, set it to dry. For quicker drying, place the jar by a window or use a blow dryer to speed up the process.

You will notice that once the Modge Podge begins to dry, it will turn from white to clear. Wait until all sections of the product have turned clear before using the jar.

Here is the finished product!

Note: If you are using your jar as a vase for live flowers, don’t apply water directly into the jar because Modge Podge is not water resistant. You can place a plastic baggie inside of jar to create a protective barrier before placing water and live flowers.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and thank you for reading!


This is a guest post from Sahily Perez, the founder of, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog. Sahily is a South Florida blogger covering the latest trends in fashion, sharing her professional beauty tips and recommendations, and most recently she has started to share her chic home décor ideas.


Disclosure: This was a guest post given to Budget Earth. If you would like to read more written by Sahily, make sure to head over to Pretty in Pigment. There was no compensation received by Budget Earth or Pretty in Pigment for this post.

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Sahily Perez is a professional makeup artist and blogger from from South Florida. She lives a fashion-focused lifestyle and enjoys blogging about the latest style trends, beauty tips & tricks, and most recently she has also started to write about home décor. When she is not busy typing away, she enjoys taking photos, baking cupcakes, painting and playing her furbabies. To learn more, make sure to check out her blog – Pretty in Pigment!

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Maria Iemma September 19, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I have a few mason jars around the house and I have no budget at this time for decorating, this look so pretty and seem pretty easy to do.

    • sahily from Pretty In Pigment September 23, 2014 at 7:51 am - Reply


      They are super easy to make. It took about 10 minutes to create the jar. The longest part is waiting for it to dry, but you can speed it up by putting the jar in the sun (like I did) or using a hair dryer to speed up the process.

  2. Gale McCarron September 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I love the use of mason jars in the home for a country look. I use to make my candles in them.

  3. denise low September 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info. Winter is comming we will have to try this. Thanks

  4. Brandy White Buneta September 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    This is a really cool idea…good way to upcycle your used mason jars.

  5. Mary Rogers September 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    This looks so easy and looks like anyone could do this. We recently bought a house and I am trying to do things that the house will look a little more decorated. I love finding different projects like this to give the home a little touch of things I have done myself.

    • sahily from Pretty In Pigment September 23, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

      Hello Mary!

      That’s the exact reason I created these sparkly little things. Buying a new house is so expensive, and I have been trying to find ways to create things that will make my home look nice, without breaking the bank.

  6. Rosie September 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    That looks so nice – I would have never figured out how you did it!!! I love anything with mason jars!

  7. Jodie Rector September 27, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

    That’s a great project for young girls! I can see it now in my daughters rooms! Thanks for the post!

  8. Amanda September 27, 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Love these DIY projects

  9. lisa October 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    It looks super easy and inexpensive. I’m not very crafty but I could even do this.

  10. Teri August 3, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    What a fun idea! They would look great in fall colors and winter as well

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