Here's a Halloween themed idea for those plain ole' Mason jars you may have. And if you don't have any on hand, Walmart and even the Dollar General stores carry them in cases.
|Plain jar before
The Halloween themed Mason jar looks like it has a lot going on. Really it was pretty simple.
Okay, so first off we need to clean the outside of the jar with a little bit of alcohol. This will remove all dust, lint and crap so it will have a good, sharp finish.
I just wiped it down with a paper towel dipped in the alcohol.
Okay then just paint the inside of the jar a color you want to pop. I choose the Cinnamon color from Folk Art craft paints.
Oops, this is a pic of another one I painted Cinnamon on the outside. But anyways, just paint the orange on the inside if you are going for the look of my top pic, or vice versa if for another.
And for the outside I went with antique white.
Okay, I've switched up the pics somehow of the inside and outside, but this pic shows the white inside. But remember you want the white on the outside if you want it like the jar at the top of this page.
For some reason I've vice-versa'd the pics.
Okay, anyways, after you have painted a good coat on the outside in white, and its dry, take some fine grit sandpaper and sand it.
And you'll start seeing this.
I like all the scratchy type marks.
And wipe all the dust off then add one coat of sealer. I like the varnish in satin.
And let it dry then decorate it with burlap strips, a bell
and some of my pre-made
And here it is finished:
And here's the other one I just finished up.
See ya'll next time,
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