Thursday, August 13, 2015

Falloween Jars

Hi there! Today I'll be showing you how to make two types of distressed mason jars, perfect for Fall/Halloween. The first is a candy corn pint size Mason Jar that's perfect as a centerpiece with some fall colored flowers.  The second is a pumpkin jelly jar that would be a great favor for your Falloween parties.

You will need the following supplies:

- One pint size mason jar and one 4oz jelly jar
- One 3/4"x1" cork
- Ceramcoat paint in Pumpkin, Hello Yellow, White, and Green
- Jute/twine
- E6000
- Sandpaper, preferably 150 or 180 grit
- Paint brush

We'll start with the candy corn jar.  First, paint the bottom third of the jar yellow.  Apply a thick coat of paint.  If you try to paint a second coat the first coat starts to peel off so try to just do one thick layer of paint.

Paint the next third of the jar orange and the last third white. 

Let the paint dry completely.  You can use a heat tool or blow dryer to speed up the process.  Once the paint is dry, distress your jar by lightly sanding off some of the paint. 

That's it! Now for the second jar, start by painting the whole jar orange.  Again, make sure you apply a thick coat of paint.  While that's drying, paint the lids green. 


Let everything dry before distressing.  The paint on the lids comes off really easily so make sure you sand very lightly. Put the lid back on the jar after you're done distressing.  Place a drop of E6000 on the center of the lid and on the narrow end of the cork.  Wait about a minute for the glue to get tacky before putting the cork on the lid.  Let that dry for a few minutes until the cork is firmly in place.  Cut about 10 inches of twine.  Wrap it around the base of the cork a few times then tie it in a bow. 

There you have it! Like I said these make great rustic looking decorations for your Fall/Halloween parties. 

Until next time, happy crafting!

Rachel @ Mapunapuna

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