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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Painted Snowman Jar

This project requires:
~a Mason jar (or any similar jar )
~acrylic paint (white, black, orange)
~black marker
~a piece of felt
~clear spray OR some other coating to keep the paint from scratching off. (I used "Stickles".)


I painted the jar 2X with thin layers of paint. I let them dry well before coats. The third coat was put on with a sponge, to give the jar a bit of a "bumpy" effect.


I drew out the eyes, nose and mouth with a pencil. I then painted them with a couple of thin coats. I find it is better to do several thin coats of paint as opposed to putting on one thick coat.


When that was dry, I added stitches and outlined the nose with a Sharpie Marker. I coated the whole jar with Stickles to make it sparkle and shine! It also helps to keep the paint on so it doesn't cratch off so easily.


With a strip of felt, I glued it around the top of the jar. Once that is dry, it's ready for candy, candy cane or any other gift ideas you can think to fill it!

4 comments:

Jean Marie said...

What a cute jar!
Would be nice to hold hot chocolate mix!TFS the directions :)

Tamara S. said...

oh how cute.....

Cheryl said...

This jar is a clever idea. I agree with Jean Marie perfect for hot chocolate mix

Beverley Todd said...

Too cute! I love the hot chocolate idea too. TFS