Frosted Mason Jars and Picnic Caddy

Happy Canada Day!!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I hope my Canadian friends are all enjoying the extra day off today! The weather around here has been beautiful and we have had a couple of relaxing days hanging out by the pool.   I expect that today will be more of the same. :)

With all of the nice weather, we are finally able to spend some time out on the patio and I am excited that I will get a chance to use my new little caddy and mason jars…

I love these frosted mason jars and picnic caddy.  So many uses!
The caddy was actually an old planter of ours that I had re-finished a couple of years ago.  It added a nice pop of color to our patio but, after two years of being left out in the rain, it went from this...

Colorful planter.
To this…

Picnic caddy before shot.
The wood on the bottom of the little crates had actually started to rot out so I ended up tossing those and was just left with the main caddy.  Yes, it was definitely time for a new makeover!!  

I love these frosted mason jars and picnic caddy.  So many uses! 
The caddy got a good sanding job and a new coat of Caribbean Blue FAT Paint.  I just loved this blue when I saw it in the store and knew that I would have no trouble finding a project to use it on.  I then wrapped some twine around the handle and added a chalkboard sign to the front {since I see many different uses for this in the future!}. 

I spray painted the mason jars with a frosted glass and painted the lids in the same FAT paint.  I then gave everything a couple of coats of sealant and they were good to go!  The frosted mason jars work well in the caddy but also look pretty all lit up with tea lights.  

Frosted Mason jars with tea lights for patio lighting.
You can even add some twine if you would like to hang them…

Frosted Mason Jars - great for patio tea lights!
The mason jars would also look pretty in the caddy and filled with some fresh flowers.  It’s patiently waiting to be filled…

I love these frosted mason jars and caddy.  So many uses!

I love these frosted mason jars and picnic caddy.  So many uses!
Wishing you all a wonderful week and Happy Canada Day!!


  1. says

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you frosted the Mason Jars!! Very unique and a great spin on the thousands of other Mason Jar projects!!

    Bry from Fishtitch

  2. says

    Love the color and love the frosted look. Thanks for sharing –and you pay such attention to detail adding the chalkboard and the twine on handle.

  3. says

    Such a great project. I love the little crates inside it. Think we might have to make some of those also, maybe put some potting soil and a hens/chicks succulent in them. We have lots of those.
    The colors you used are so great, summery, happy. Love em all and the frosted jars with the aqua is pretty.
    We like to make caddies in different styles, colors, using different wood, input different ideas into them so yours will be great. The blackboard on side is so cute. Sure glad I saw this on a linky party. Happy summer.

  4. Dawn says

    Just beautiful!

    You said you used sealant on the jars after they were sprayed….what kind of sealant did you use and is it sprayed on or brushed on?
    Does it keep the frost from being scratched or nicked?

    • says

      Yes, it is just a sealer that comes in a spray can and it’s just to help the paint from getting scratched. You could skip it depending on what you were using them for. :)

  5. says

    I absolutely love this! We just got a table for our backyard recently and I am looking forward to dining outside this summer – this will be on my pinterest board to remind me of a way to make things a little more festive.

  6. says

    Aren’t these mason jars just beautiful with that finish. I must do this. Plus I love the way you refinished the caddy again to give it such a gorgeous look. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you share this next week too. Have a great weekend!

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

  7. says

    Wow, so cute! I love those frosted jars.

    By the way, I’d like to invite you to post on my new blog hop ( that is open all weekend, if you’re interested.


  8. says

    Thanks for joining us for Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy – I loved your DIY project and have featured you at this week’s party (#180) – congrats!

    Look forward to seeing what you’ve created this week! :-)

  9. Mary says

    I am very interested in knowing if you spray painted these on the inside or outside of the jar. I live in florida and need a trick to make the color tints stay. I am seeing more and more people say spray paint. now I need to know if I do this on the inside or outside

    Thanks so much. Love this idea!!

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