Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

farmhouse mason jars

Sweet and simple, this pretty trio of lighted jars will make a brilliant addition to your home décor! Add a few boho touches, like distressed paint and a white stenciled monogram, to really make it your own. Read below and we’ll show you how to MAKE it!
Step 1
Pour a small puddle of white chalky paint onto your paper plate (or palette paper). Paint one of the Mason jars and let it dry. Don’t worry about making your paint job perfect, because you’re going to distress it with sandpaper in Step 4. 
Step 2
Choose your letter stencil and spray the back of it with stencil adhesive. Wait about 10 seconds (this helps the adhesive set a little, so it’s not too wet), then press it against the front center of the wood box.
 
TIP: Before you continue, take a minute to press down with your finger on the stencil, especially along the design’s edges. This will help to make sure it’s fully adhered and will keep the paint from seeping underneath the stencil’s edges.
Step 3
Dip your stencil brush into the paint and then tap it onto a paper towel a few times to remove excess paint. Swirl the brush onto the open area of the stencil until the design’s completely covered. Pull the stencil straight up and let the paint dry completely.
 
TIP: Take your time as you work, and make sure you don’t accidentally swirl paint onto the wood around the outside of the stencil. It’s better to slowly build up thin layers of paint over the stencil. Brushing on a heavy load of paint is more likely to cause seepage underneath the stencil’s edges.
Step 4
Once your white-painted Mason jar is dry, lightly rub it a bit with sandpaper to distress the paint.
 
TIP: If you’ve never distressed a painted surface before, it’s very easy. Just use a light touch and focus on the areas of the jar that normally would become distressed first: corners, edges and any other parts that are raised.
Step 5
Wrap a length of jute twine around the neck of one jar a few times and then secure the twine’s ends at the back of the jar with hot glue. Repeat for the other two jars. 
Step 6
Don’t forget the batteries! Insert them into each of the battery packs. 
Step 7
With the floral knife tool, carefully cut one brick of foam lengthwise about 1/3 of the way from the edge. Set this thin piece in the bottom of the box to create a platform for the Mason jars. Cut another small piece of foam that’s the same thickness, and use it to fill the remaining space at the box’s bottom. 
Step 8
Place the three Mason jars on top of the layer of floral foam inside the box, with the painted jar in the center. 
Step 9
Insert one string of lights into each jar and tuck the battery packs in the box, behind the jars. 
Step 10
You’re almost done! All that’s left to do is to tuck moss into the box, filling the space around the jars.
 
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