Create your own painted baseball mason jars with this easy-to-follow tutorial! These make adorable utensil caddies or vases for a baseball themed baby shower or party!

DIY Painted Baseball Mason Jars

Create your own painted baseball mason jars with this easy-to-follow tutorial! These make adorable utensil caddies or vases for a baseball themed baby shower or party!

Hello friends! I’m back today to share a tutorial on how to make these painted baseball Mason jars! These were perfect utensil caddies for the baseball themed baby shower I co-hosted over the weekend.

If you haven’t seen how the baby shower turned out, be sure to click here and check out all the adorable details!

Now, let’s jump right into this tutorial! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy

How to Make Painted Baseball Mason Jars

Materials Needed:

*I don’t think it matters what brand of Mason jar you use, although if you plan to distress your finished jar, being able to highlight the “Ball” branding is pretty cute!

Tutorial:

1.) Clean the jars. Wash each jar with warm, soapy water and dry completely. Wipe down the exterior with rubbing alcohol to be sure they are squeaky clean.

2.) Paint each jar. Using FolkArt Multi-Surface paint, I started painting at the mouth of the jar, then flipped it upside-down on top of a paper towel to coat the bottom half. Paint one light coat and allow to dry overnight before applying another coat. Trust me on the overnight part; the paint needs to be completely dry before the second coat of paint is applied. I tried to paint a second coat once the first was dry to the touch and the paint started peeling off.

I applied a total of three coats, allowing each to dry overnight before applying the next.

painted mason jars

3.) Add the stitching detail. I used a red paint pen (I had a Sharpie brand paint pen on hand) for this step. Draw a curved line down each side of the jar, beginning just under the lip and ending at the bottom of the jar. Then draw arrow-like hash marks to create the “stitches”.

Add stitching with a red paint pen to create your own baseball mason jar

4.) Distress jars with sandpaper. As you can see above, I’d already done some distressing before I added the stitches. You can do either step first. Use a small piece of 80-grit or 100-grit sandpaper to do some light distressing across the threads of the jar, the measurement lines and the “Ball” script (if using Ball brand mason jars). If distressing isn’t your thing, skip this step.

how to distress a mason jar

Here’s how my jars looked looked after I distressed them:

how to distress a mason jar

5.) Tie twine around the jars. For the finishing touch, I wrapped a few inches of jute twine around the top of the jar, just under the lip, and tied it off into a bow. Not necessary, but I thought it was a cute touch!

Create your own painted baseball mason jars with this easy-to-follow tutorial! These make adorable utensil caddies or vases for a baseball themed baby shower or party!

Before adding the utensils for the party, I carefully rinsed the inside of each jar, as some paint had flaked to the bottom while I was sanding.

Baseball Mason Jar Utensil Caddies - these are so cute and easy to DIY for a baseball themed baby shower or kid's birthday party

While these painted baseball mason jars make perfect utensil caddies, you could also add flowers and make them into vases, or add the lids and use them as a bank or gift jar! There are so many possibilities!

Baseball Baby Shower Series

Here is the full collection of baseball-themed baby shower projects and tutorials for you to reference. These projects would also work well for a baseball or sports-themed birthday party. I hope you find some inspiration 🙂

 

Sharing with: Inspiration Monday / Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party

17 thoughts on “DIY Painted Baseball Mason Jars

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  2. Chelsea hope

    Are these pint sized with a wide mouth or regular mouth

    Had a customer request something similar for their baseball parties!

    Reply
  3. Fran

    Hi Emily .I’m doing four of these for my grandsons first birthday party .Loveyour work .
    Btw did you do stiching as well on the back of the jars?

    Reply
  4. Gloria

    About how many jars were you able to paint with one of the 2oz containers of paint? I will be making about 12 and I’m wondering how many I need.

    Reply
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