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!


Jean Marie said...

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

T... 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