Monday, August 6, 2012

Painted Mason Jar Vase

House of HepworthsFirst, I have to tell you how {EXCITED} I am!  Two of my posts were featured 
this past week.... this was my first time being featured since I started this blog 3 weeks ago!

Now, it's time for today's post. .......

This project presents many opportunities!  

~ It can be a simple vase sitting alone (mine is on my bathroom countertop).
 ~ It could be used as table markers at a wedding (or party).  
~ It could be used as a centerpiece.
 ~  Etc. (Leave your comments and tell me what YOUR ideas are....)


 Let's get started on the pics and how I did it.

First, I made spaghetti!  :-)  LOL! 
I needed an empty Mason jar and this one looked good... so my family 
had to participate by eating spaghetti!  (Not a problem, I doctor the jar sauce 
up so much that you can't even tell it's from a jar!)

I took my cleaned jar and some white and silver spray paint with my "spray paint box"
and headed outside to give the jar a coat of silver paint.   


I turned the jar upside down before I sprayed it.  
After the silver paint dried, I sprayed it with white paint.


Once the white paint dried, I scratched the 
paint to rough it up and make it look old.  


I had a small problem, when I noticed the expiration 
date was showing.  I could have painted over it, but 
I like a challenge!  So I decided to bring this project 
to a whole other level.   


So..... I grabbed my twine, burlap, some acrylic paint, 
chalkboard paint, chalk and super glue.  (This is
why these supplies are pictured separately above).


After I wrapped the twine around the neck of the jar, I used 
super glue to adhere the twine to the burlap tag.
(Ya gotta love super glue!)


I am blessed to have a hydrangeas in my yard... (my favorite flower)!
So, I just went outside and cut some fresh flowers to display in the jar.

Here is a close up pic of the jar and the bottom of the burlap tag so
that you could see the color coming through the burlap.  It is subtle,
but you can still see it.  I think it adds a vintage, shabby chic feel to it.


My one hydrangea bush produces a variety of colors.
It is pretty {FABULOUS}
I chose different shades to display in this jar.


So, now it is YOUR turn to decide......


I hope this inspired you to recycle common items that you may have 
at your disposal and make them into beautiful items that you can
use to decorate with or maybe give away as a gift!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Also, I would {L O V E} for you to join my site if you have
just a minute.  You could also follow me by email if you'd like. 

Until next time, be blessed!

:-)  Tonya


Linking this post to these parties...

21 comments:

  1. Congrats on your two features! I love your jar too, oh and I like the green mix hydrangeas :o) Just wanted to invite you to join my Tasteful Tuesday Party. I have been hosting a recipe party (pretty successfully!!!) for over a year now, and this week we are opening up for crafts, DIY and home decor. Hope you can come by and check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/08/fresh-pesto-pasta-salad-and-tasteful.html

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I appreciate your invitation. I hopped over and joined your party! :-)

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  2. What a fantastic idea! I love the hydrangeas in it too. Megan

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  3. I love this idea ...it is super cute:)
    New follower,Francine

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  4. There is still time to join my monthly button swap party:) I would love to have you.
    Come check it out
    Francine

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    1. Francine, I just hopped over to your blog and I love your style! I am your newest follower. I will most certainly check out your button swap party! What a great opportunity! Thanks, again! Tonya :-)

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  5. Love the way it turned out! Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  6. This looks really great! Great idea to use the spaghetti sauce jar...way cheaper than a mason jar!
    Oh, and I prefer the mixed versus the solid purple.

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  7. Love this! Now I need to make some spaghetti!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

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  8. Good for you for being featured so soon! Great project! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi!

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  9. Adorable! You thought of everything! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love this idea... never thought spaghetti sauce jars could be so cute :) THANKS for linking up to the par-tay. Have a fabulous weekend. HUGS!

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  11. Thanks for linking to the first every craft link at Tasteful Tuesdays! Hope you come back again this week and show off your stuff! Party Opens tonight at 8:30. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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  12. Congratulations on being featured...twice!! Love what you did with the jar, turned out awesome!
    Debbie :)

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