Are you thinking of Fall yet? The kids have returned to school already here in Alabama (even though it is still ridiculously hot!!) and that always turns my thoughts to the cooler, colorful days of Fall. This is a simple project that will add some of those beautiful colors to your home!
You will need a quart size mason jar – I had this one left from some delicious honey we picked up from the Farmer’s Market – some turquoise chalk paint, antique wax, and your favorite Fall floral stems. The paint I used was Native Turquoise Premium Chalky Acrylic Paint by Craft Smart from Michael’s. The wax is Home Decor Antique Wax by Folk Art from Hobby Lobby.
Wash and thoroughly dry your mason jar. Apply 2 coats of turquoise paint with a paint brush, letting dry completely between coats. When the second coat is completely dry, apply a thin coat of wax over the paint with a paint brush. The bottle says to let it dry overnight, but I immediately rubbed off the excess with a paper towel. Let that dry. If you want a distressed look, lightly sand the raised areas and randomly around the jar with sand paper, which is what I did. Although it did look really nice without sanding it – I wish I would have taken a picture for you!!
Here’s a picture of the finished jar…
And here it is with my floral stems…Now is a great time to buy Fall decor at your local craft store – great selection and lots of it is on sale already!
You can also put fresh flowers in the jar since it is painted on the outside. Just be careful to not get water on the painted surface.
Looking forward to cooler, colorful days…
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