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DIY Lace Mason Jars: Pretty Decor in Minutes

Make DIY lace mason jars in less than an hour! This project is perfect for fall decorating and goes with a variety of themes.

Skills Required: Intermediate Beginner. You’ll need to be able to spray paint or paint glass without runs. This typically requires a little bit of prior crafting experience. It’s still a relatively easy project even with the painting.

Black DIY Lace Mason Jars in Minutes

Hello Mod Podge Rocks readers! Justine from Sew Country Chick here again with a quick and fun way to spruce up some old mason jars for fall. If you enjoy Mod Podge on glass, you’re going to love this simple idea. It will be perfect for your seasonal home decor.

My husband has always been sort of funny about saving our glass jars. With the mason jar craze happening, it certainly is handy having my husband’s hoard/collection hanging around to experiment with. Because you just never know when you might need an empty jar for a recycled craft!

Mason jar decor with lace and flowers

Decorating Glass Jars with Lace

These lace mason jars are perfect for fall decorating, and would also be fun for an elegant vintage addition to your Halloween decor. And think about a fall or black and white wedding? There are so many uses for these, and I love that.

They also took less than an hour to make at home. The longest part of the project involved letting the spray paint dry. Which takes forever when you are staring at it, don’t you think?

Before we get into the lace mason jars, I wanted to give you a few tips based on questions I’ve gotten about this craft. These are some common topics that readers are wondering about, so hopefully these help you as you decorate your mason jars.

Preparing Glass Jars for Crafting

The first thing you need to do is make sure all of the adhesive labels are removed from your jars – you’ll do that with a sticker remover. Click here to get our article with all-natural ways to remove the adhesive.

After the adhesive is removed, make sure the jar is clean and dry. You can wash away fingerprints and other oils with a mild soap and warm water. Some people use rubbing alcohol and cotton balls as well.

How to Paint Mason Jars

In this project I used spray paint, but you can also use acrylic paint to coat your jars. Spray paint will be more expensive than a bottle of acrylic paint. If you choose acrylic paint, make sure to get the multi surface, enamel, or something that is rated for glass.

I’ve got more information in my painting on glass post. Definitely something you need to see and bookmark!

Spray Paint vs. Acrylic Paint

So which one would I use – spray paint or acrylic paint? Well, personally I’m going to use acrylic paint if I’m painting the insides of jars. Painting the insides of the jars is fine if you’re going to use faux florals for decor, because you won’t put any water in the jar.

Not only that, but I think painting behind glass looks much nicer. It’s harder to see imperfections and gives the paint a nice glassy sheen on top. Having said this . . . if I want to put water in my mason jars, I’ll be spray painting the outsides. It’s just quicker, and I’m lazy.

Using acrylic paint is more time consuming, and only worth it if I’m painting the inside of a jar. Plus let’s be honest, it’s hard to spray paint the inside of a jar and get all the cracks and crevices!

Which Mod Podge Should I Use?

You can use any type of Mod Podge, though I’d choose from Gloss, Matte, or Satin based on the type of finish you like. With glass I typically use Gloss Mod Podge, just because glass is shiny, and the formula is too. But, matte glass looks great as well. You can decide!

Are you ready to learn how to make this project? Let’s get started.

Lace, black spray paint, Mod Podge, glass jars, and a paintbrush

How to Glue Lace to Glass Jars

To make this project I used:

  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Black spray paint
  • Mason jars or recycled jars – 2
  • Lace trim from the hobby store -I have loads of lace trim I’ve accumulated from garage sales, but this lace was from Michaels
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
Glass jars spray painted with black spray paint

I spray painted my jars and let them dry. then I cut strips of lace to fit around the jars and glued them down with Mod Podge, using a paintbrush to apply the Mod Podge, and finished with a top coat to seal it. Simple!

Make glass vases with mason jars and lace
Yield: 2 jars

Black Mason Jars

Make glass vases with mason jars and lace

Learn how to make lace mason jars with a stunning black and white theme! Perfect for party or wedding.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Black spray paint
  • Mason jars or recycled jars - 2
  • Lace trim - enough to cover your jars


  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush


  1. Remove the labels from your jars. Clean the jars with mild soap and water let dry.
  2. Place the jars on a protected surface. Spray with black spray paint. You'll want to spray lightly and let dry; use several coats and let dry.
  3. When the spray paint is completely dry, apply Mod Podge to a jar. Wrap the lace around and apply more medium until the lace is secure. Let dry.
  4. Apply Mod Podge over the top of the lace to seal and let dry. Repeat with the other jar(s) and let dry before using.

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Thanks for stopping by and reading! If you liked these lace mason jars, check out this spring craft idea. We used a different type of lace and didn’t paint the jars. You’re going to love the tutorial!

This tutorial is also part of our decorative vases, easy crafts for adults, painted mason jars, and Halloween mason jars. Don’t forget to take a peek of those as well!

DIY Lace Mason Jars Web Story


Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

I wanted to view some tutorials that said free. However when I filled out the application it asked for my credit card. Sadly not free. So disappointed’


Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

T'was not I that asked for your credit card and there is no application. I don't sell anything anywhere on this website. Sorry, you must have me confused! All tutorials are free.


Friday 11th of November 2022

can you use acrylic paint on the outside and then lace?


Saturday 26th of November 2022

Yes you can! Just let the paint dry completely. I highly recommend using glass or multisurface paint too. Regular paint - if you aren't careful - can just rub right off.


Sunday 9th of May 2021

How do you wash them afterwards? Can the outsides get wet?


Friday 18th of February 2022

@Amy, should I spray a clear sealant over the lace? also, I can still see some of the dried mod podge around the lace. Did I use too much? should I try to rub that off before sealing?


Monday 10th of May 2021

The outsides can get (a little) wet and you can just let them dry. You don't want to submerge them if you haven't used Mod Podge Outdoor. You can gently hand wash them!


Thursday 7th of January 2021

How do you get the lace, ribbon etc to lay flat on the round jar. I always have a crease.


Thursday 7th of January 2021

Debbie if there is a crease in the ribbon you can iron it out first! That might be the issue. You can also wrap plastic wrap around the Mod Podged lace and use a rubber band to keep it in place as it dries.


Friday 20th of September 2013

This is so cute! These vases could be used for so many things. Thanks for sharing!

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