Faux Jadeite Mason Jars

Faux Jadeite Mason Jars

Faux Jadeite Mason Jars: Transform regular Mason Jars into lovely Faux Jadeite Jars from http://yesterdayontuesday.com. #masonjars #jadeite

I first fell in love with Jadeite (or Jadite) in high school. Something about the milky green color was beguiling to me. By the time I went to college in a small town in eastern Washington State, my obsession with Jadeite was in full swing. I used to scour the second hand and antique stores and many times I’d score!

By the way, the name Jadeite (or Jadite) refers to milky green glass that was made in the 1940’s through the 1950’s. Many restaurants used these dishes and pieces were even given away in cereal boxes. Oh… what I wouldn’t do for a few of those old cereal boxes with Jadeite. That’s my kind of prize!

Upgrade plain Mason Jars to Faux Jadeite Jars for storage from http://yesterdayontuesday.com #masonjars #storage

Many different companies, including Fire-King (made my Anchor Hocking) and McKee manufactured Jadeite, the end result being that there are many different lovely shades. While these pieces used to be very inexpensive, they have become quite costly over the years and sadly, tough to find. I have a beautiful miss mash collection of plates, bowls, mugs and more that I love using for special occasions. Many have been gifts, making them even more meaningful. You can still enjoy the look of Jadeite without breaking the bank… you can DIY it!

Faux Jadeite Mason Jars: Transform regular Mason Jars into lovely Faux Jadeite Jars from http://yesterdayontuesday.com. #masonjars #jadeite

Supplies: Krylon Metalllic Spray Paint, Mason Jar, Americana Decor Multi-Surface Paint Satin Paint in Melonball, chalkboard labels and chalk marker.

Faux Jadeite Mason Jars: Transform regular Mason Jars into lovely Faux Jadeite Jars from http://yesterdayontuesday.com. #masonjars #jadeite Step 1: Spray paint the lids (bands and inserts) metallic gold.

Faux Jadeite Mason Jars: Transform regular Mason Jars into lovely Faux Jadeite Jars from http://yesterdayontuesday.com. #masonjars #jadeite

Step 2: Paint the jar Melonball. It will take three coats of paint to get the desired color. Make sure you let the paint fully dry between coats.

Faux Jadeite Mason Jars: Transform regular Mason Jars into lovely Faux Jadeite Jars from http://yesterdayontuesday.com. #masonjars #jadeiteStep 3: Write the contents of the jar on a chalkboard label … or just leave it blank! If you like the look of Jadeite, here’s another easy project:

Get the look of vintage jadite with these DIY Jadite Ornaments from http://yesterdayontuesday.com

Faux Jadeite Ornaments

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    • Malia says

      Thanks Keri. You’re lucky I live a few states away, or else I’d stop by and eat up all those raspberry sweet rolls! So pretty too!

    • Malia says

      I did three coats and so far so good with the chipping but yes if I had sealer I would do a coat just to be safe. Thanks for stopping by, great to connect with a fellow Seattleite!

  1. says

    Very pretty! They make storage look so nice and I love the vintage look.
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