i came across these jars via pinterest (i think.) it's not in english, but i got the gist through the pictures. it made me want some cute painted jars of my own, so i did it...
i used acrylic paint from michaels- only 59 cents each and so worth it! about $3 worth of paint = countless happy days, planning a dozen other painting projects reeling through my mind.
anyway, they didn't have a lighter aqua, so i just got turquoise and mixed it in with white...
then i just took my little paintbrush, and painted the inside of the mason jar. i did two coats, because otherwise you can see the brush strokes if you tilt it towards the light...
i let it dry, and bam... new cute pen holders for me!
you can even go wild and do designs and stuff. i tried to make a heart in the yellow jar, but it didn't really work out. i messed up too many times and ended up going with the solid color. either way, i'm happy.
(ps, the balloon postcard in the background is from the little illustrator.)