Inspired by a gift my friend Sue made me for my birthday. These are decorative distressed mason jars I made for my scraproom to hold paintbrushes, etc. I love the rustic look they have. I bought a bunch of rustic (rusty) stars, bells, hearts, safety pins, etc on etsy with rustic wire to use as decorations. Added raffia around the tops and voila'. They are very easy to make. Pick your favorite acrylic paint and paint the outside of the mason jars in smooth strokes. Let dry overnight and then do a 2nd coat. Then the sanding begins. Distress as little or as much as you want to get the look you are going for. After distressing, add a coat of spray on or brush on sealant and let dry. Add raffia or ribbons and rustic embellishments or anything of your choice. I bought some really cool rusty frog lids for my other mason jars and will add silk ribbons to the tops of those. For a really cool effect, I painted the inside of the jars a different color. When you distress the outside, the inside color shows through. TFL!