A couple weeks ago, I was asked to talk to a group of teen girls about my career in crafting. I wanted to show them a typical project that I might work on, but I also had a major time restriction. In the spirit of PLP, I attempted a project I’ve never done before, and rolled with the punches along the way.
I chose this painted mason jar tutorial from Cape 27 Blog.
She says it’s easy squeezy and takes no time at all. So let’s begin, shall we?
Pouring the acrylic paint in the jar.
Swirling it (more like smacking it against my palm).
This stuff was not moving without a fight.
**I should note here that I ended up adding paint all around the sides and then continued to swirl it. I was able to get better coverage since this paint was apparently thicker and didn’t want to move as well. **
I did this to three mason jars (which I snagged at the thrift store for 50 cents a piece), and three colors (which I snagged on clearance at JoAnn Fabrics).
There is a ton of paint left, which I was surprised by given how much I used. The Metallic acrylic was a much thinner consistency, so I was able to use even less of that.
My humble opinion:
I do like how they turned out, but it takes a long time to dry because the paint is on so thick on the inside.
It’s also not so visually pleasing if you’re looking inside, which I’m assuming most people won’t?
And I think because I used some thicker acrylic, it took FOR-E-VER to dry. Like 24 hours forever.
Here they are on my bookshelf with some flower pens that I kept from our wedding shower.
They’ll most likely end up holding things in my office, or maybe on my vanity. Haven’t found a perfect place for them yet.
And this is one that my 4 year old niece helped with. We used some letter stickers and masking tape as stencils for the word and stripes. We painted the outside of this one. Much faster dry time, but you have to apply a few coats. In this one, we didn’t add enough coats because she’s 4 and is easily distracted. I tried to let her do as much as she could on her own, so it’s adorably imperfect.
This one you can actually put flowers in. The jars that are painted on the inside are more for holding pencils or other dry items.
Have you tried any Pinterest Projects lately? I’d love to see the results!