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Mason Jar Desk Accessories

Mason Jar Desk Accessories

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!  

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

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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Heather Falting

Monday 27th of March 2017

What size mason jars did you use?

Michelle

Tuesday 28th of March 2017

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!

Heather Falting

Monday 27th of March 2017

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

Kathryn Jackson

Wednesday 30th of March 2016

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

Michelle

Wednesday 30th of March 2016

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

Heather Northington

Saturday 26th of March 2016

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

Michelle

Sunday 27th of March 2016

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

Carolann

Thursday 24th of March 2016

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

Michelle

Thursday 24th of March 2016

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!

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