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We have mentioned these in the past, but we wanted to write another update as we are seeing more and more of these. We are putting this short post together on how to paint jars with MudPaint for everyone -but especially for those of you who are much better at caring for your plants! Don’t be intimidated! It’s quite easy to paint jars with MudPaint and there are just a few items needed for this project. Just like painting other rough and/or porous surfaces like terracotta pots, tile and even fireplaces, MudPaint famous adhesion is covering these jars so well! MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat.
Materials needed to paint a succulent in a mason jar:
- Wide Mouth Canning Jar
- MudPaint in your favorite color
- Fine Grit pad of the Rad Pad Sanding Pad
- Potting Soil
- A Succulent
Painting succulent jars is easy with MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint!
First – apply one coat of MudPaint in your favorite color with a brush. I like to put my hand inside the mason jar to paint them. I find it makes it easier for me to paint them without getting paint all over everything.
Second – Allow to dry. Most jars only need one coat with MudPaint’s exceptional coverage. If a second coat is needed, apply a second coat and allow to dry. MudPaint dries quickly!
Third, after the paint is dry, take the Rad Pad Sanding Pad and give all the embossing on the succulet jar a light sanding to get the glass to show through. Depending on the desired look, you can sand the mason jar a little or a lot.
Fourth, fill the succulent or mason jar 2/3 the way with potting soil and plant your succulent. Jars are great for succulents because succulents don’t require a lot of water. So you don’t need a pot that drains and, if you are like me, you are OK if it gets a bit neglected from time to time!
These succulent jars painted with MudPaint make a great teacher, hostess gift, mother’s day gift, … and are perfect for adding a pop of color to any space. You can do this! And you’ll be glad you used MudPaint clay paint when you do.