I saw this jar at the Dollar Tree and the first thing I thought was “That looks like a pumpkin”! And since it was only a dollar (of course 🙂 ), I decided to bring it home to see what I could come up with. (My jar had a metal lid, the ones on the Dollar Tree website have plastic lids but they would work fine.)
You’ll need some chalky finish paint, I used burnt orange and spanish moss. Use your favorite orange and green paint – just be sure it’s chalky finish or it won’t stick to the jar. You may also want some natural twine to tie around the jar.
First, wash the jar and lid – dry them thoroughly. Then paint 2 to 3 thin coats of paint on the jar and lid, making sure to let each coat completely dry before adding the next.
After you’ve finished with the 2 to 3 coats of paint and they are dry, add a thin coat of clear wax to seal the paint and to help keep it from chipping. Let it dry completely. If desired, wrap the twine several times around the jar and tie in a bow.
I think it turned out so cute! Fill it with some chocolates for a sweet hostess gift for all your Fall gatherings. Or add it to your Fall table for a little touch of whimsey.