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DIY Patriotic Mason Jars

Make your own adorable Flag Mason Jars for your 4th of July party or Memorial Day centerpieces.  Create a beautiful holiday arrangement with artificial flowers, that can be used to decorate your home year after year. 

Materials: 3 Mason Jars, White Spray Paint, Red & Blue Paint, Clear Protective Spray Paint, Tape, Paint Brush, Wire Cutters, Floral Foam, Silk Flowers

Step 1: Paint the jars white.  To prepare, throughly clean and dry the jars.  You may choose to paint the jars with white acrylic paint or spray paint, follow the directions on the paint. Give the jars plenty of time to dry before you start the next step.

Step 2: Tape off the areas you will be painting over.  Create horizontal stripes on two of the jars and stars on the third.

Step 3: Paint the two jars with the horizontal stripes red and the jar with the stars blue.  Give the jars plenty of time to dry before you remove the tape.

Step 4: After the tape is removed you may need to touch up some spots with red, white, and blue paint.  Once they are dry, cover them with a clear coat of protective paint before you move on to the next step.

Step 5: Cut the floral foam so that it will fit in the mouth of the mason jar.

Step 6: Cut the flower stems to size and arrange them in the mason jar.

Step 7: Wrap the jars in raffia or ribbon for a little something extra and you are done!  Arrange on your holiday table and enjoy.