And now on with the show.... my latest diy... PAINTED MASON VASES... sounds boring, but I promise you they are worth a look - maybe even a try. Oh and the flowers below - these are the last of my yard's bounty - a wicked hale storm whipped through here destroying everything: my veggies, plants and flowers - all gone. ah well...
Here is what you will need:
- mason jar(s)
- chalk-type paint (my preferred mixture can be found here)
- some type of sealant
- in the optional section:
- alphabet stamps/stencils
Here is how to do it:
- You will need to do a couple of coats of paint and I found for the best adhesion you need to let the paint dry for a pretty long time between coats - I'm talking overnight to a couple of days. This will tough for those of us that like a quick fix. The paint will dry to the touch within minutes but I promise you if you start a second coat too soon the previous coat will wipe right off. After your coats of paint has dried you may want to stop here, lightly distress (optional) and seal the jar:
- To continue to fancy these jars up you will need to stamp out something incredible on the ribbon, I went with the fail-safe fleur and jardin. You can't go wrong with French words...
- Then mount the ribbon onto a piece of burlap, I used spray adhesive because it doesn't make the ink bleed (not the look we are going for) you could also use hot glue.
- Glue the burlap to the mason jar - use hot glue for this job.
- Lastly, you will seal the whole thing using a spray sealant and voila you have a vase.
caution: once sealed this vase can easily handle some splashes of water on the outside but if you get it soaked you are in for a world of trouble - or just a destroyed vase...
So, what do ya think???? Will you try it? Have you done something like this before?