Mason Jar Desk Accessories

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I have been excited about organizing my desk at work and pondering over different containers and such that I could use.  I finally decided on Mason Jar Desk Accessories!  

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Mason Jar Desk Accessories

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know how much I love mason jars.  You also probably know that I love chalk paint.  Well, I have combined the two once again but this time to create some fun desk accessories.

I have to say I am in LOVE with these.

I started with my jars and my paint.

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

All of the colors are not shown in the photo above but I used white, pink, vintage (greyish-blue) and light yellow.  They all work so well together.

First you need to give your jars about 2 – 3 coats of paint.  I start at the rim, set it down and complete the rest of the jar including the bottom.

Then using some sandpaper or a sanding block distress the paint so the words and designs stand out on the jars.

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

 

I also needed a place to hold the stamps we use everyday and I was looking at wire trays and wire baskets at Hobby Lobby.   It hit me when I was cleaning the strawberries that the basket they came in would be perfect.

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

 

I cut off the lid with a razor blade and gave it a coat of brown spray paint.  This is so that when I distress the chalk paint later, the brown paint will show through.

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

In this photo I had already started painting the white chalk paint when I realized I hadn’t gotten a photo of the brown.  I always do that!  I hate to miss a step.

Anyway, after the brown paint was dry I painted a couple of coats of the white chalk paint and used the same distressing method with the sandpaper or sanding block.

Then I gave all of the jars and the basket a coat of the creme wax.  When they were dry they were buffed to a nice sheen.  I love that part!

On the basket I used my Crop o Dile and some brads and a bookplate to create a fun label holder.

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

 

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

 

I marked the basket where I wanted the holes for the brads and used my Crop o Dile to punch right through that plastic.  Then I used the brads to mount the bookplate.  Then I just added a label.

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

 

Cute, right?

Now I am all organized at work.

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

Mason Jar Desk Accessories - www.michellejdesigns.com - I used some mason jars to create fun desk accessories to perk up my boring desk!

I love it!  What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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9 Comments

  1. Carolann

    I love this idea. I have some mason jars and I have to try this too!

    24 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      I am in love with mason jars. The chalk paint was easy to do but did need a couple of coats. You should definitely try it. Thanks for stopping by Carolann!

      24 . 03 . 2016
  2. Heather Northington

    Adorable and so easy! They would look great anywhere. Thanks for sharing the how to .. Gives me great motivation.

    26 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Heather. Although your Disney desk accessories were awesome too! Such fun we have. Thanks for stopping by.

      27 . 03 . 2016
  3. Kathryn Jackson

    What a cute way to get organized!! Love it Michelle.

    30 . 03 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Kathy! They do help and they look good on my desk! Hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by.

      30 . 03 . 2016
  4. Heather Falting

    What size mason jars did you use?

    27 . 03 . 2017
    • Heather Falting

      Sorry if I missed it in the original post. Read it several times and couldn’t find it. Thanks.

      27 . 03 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Heather. These are the little half pint ball jars. Here is a link if you need one. (affiliate link)http://amzn.to/2nHhgxk I should probably add that into the post. Thanks!

      28 . 03 . 2017

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