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Chalk Paint Mason Jars with Succulents

Learn how to make chalk paint mason jars with succulents for spring. Perfect for a kitchen windowsill or a seasonal mantel!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make these jars. Chalk paint and Mod Podge are both very easy to use with no experience on mason jars.

Chalk Paint Mason Jars with Succulents

I’ve been so excited to get started on some spring crafts for the house. I got a TON of succulents sent to me and I’ve been dying to do a quick project with them. I have a pretty wide ledge on my kitchen window seal and I thought they would be perfect there.

A nice chalk painted mason jar seemed like it would go well with my farmhouse decor. Plus I love using mason jars when crafting, they are simply the BEST!

After I made these jars I think I fully realized the uses – not just decorating. They could also be used for party, wedding, gifts . . . there’s really no end to the options, and obviously you can customize with any colors you like. You can paint and Mod Podge on glass with ease. Here’s how it’s done!

Painting Mason Jars with Chalk Paint

Gather These Supplies

Be sure to see my post about painting on glass before you get started on this project!

Step 1 – Paint Mason Jar

Pick out some of your favorite colors and paint your mason jars. I decided to add a strip of color in the middle of the jar for a little extra pizazz! (There also my two favorite colors!)

Painting a mason jar with chalk paint

Step 2 – Seal Mason Jar with Chalk Finish

Next I distressed the jar with some light sandpaper. Then I covered the jar with some Ultra Matte Chalk Finish to seal my paint in.

Mod Podge ultra matte on a mason jar

Step 3 – Add Glitter

Now my favorite part! Adding the glitter! I wanted to give this craft a little something extra so I decided to add some glitter to the lid.

I covered the entire lid with my Mod Podge and sprinkled my glitter on top. Let dry 20 minutes.

Mod Podge, a metal lid, and gold glitter

Step 4 – Add Succulents

Now let’s add our succulents! I used a piece of dry foam and cut it to fit the inside of the jar.

Then I used some moss for the center and added my succulents! The dry foam works great and was so easy to push the succulents into.

Adding succulents to a chalk painted mason jar

Finishing Touches

I think these DIY mason jar succulents turned out great, a perfect touch of spring for the house. Next I want to make some nautical ones for summer!

painting mason jars with chalk paint

I hope you enjoyed today’s quick and easy chalk paint mason jars!! I can’t wait to get the house ready for Spring.

chalk paint on a glass jar

I’m in North Carolina and it’s really starting to feel like Spring here. Flowers are popping up all over the place and trees are blooming!!

Yield: 1 mason jar

Chalk Paint Mason Jars

Chalk Paint Mason Jars with Succulents

Learn how to paint mason jars with a matte finish! This is a perfect project for farmhouse or rustic decor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Mason Jar
  • Chalk Paint
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Dry foam
  • Succulents - artificial
  • Moss
  • Sandpaper


  • Paintbrush


  1. Wash your mason jar with mild soap and water; let dry.
  2. Paint your jar with a few coats of chalk paint. Use various colors and let dry.
  3. Lightly run sandpaper over various areas on the jar to distress them. Once you are happy with the finish, seal with Mod Podge and let dry.
  4. Add Mod Podge to the lid and then sprinkle the glitter over it. Allow to dry.
  5. Cut a piece of dry foam to fit inside the jar; add the faux succulents.

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I hope you enjoyed this spring craft for adults. If you guys enjoyed these chalk paint mason jars, I’d also love for you to check out these other craft ideas:


Friday 30th of June 2023

Where did you find these jars? I have looked all over.


Wednesday 2nd of August 2023

Hi Renee! This is an old post so can't remember - but you can check the Ball website!


Sunday 28th of March 2021

The glitter went on a “ring” not a “lid”. Very cute project.


Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Love this, but instead of using glitter, sand around the rim would be cool too!!!

Andrew Hopkins

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Haha. Great idea .I’ve been meaning to add some to my office.


Friday 1st of April 2016

Really cute!! The succulents look real.

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