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Paint and Glitter Jars

I’m in the mood for some pretty decor. That means a lot of things in my home are about to get a makeover. Nothing is safe!

As many of you may know, I like to save and reuse food containers. Glass pasta sauce jars are perfect for craft projects. I feel so creative when I think of new ways to use old things. It also helps me save money because I don’t have to go to a store and buy more jars and supplies.

This project is fun and versatile. I can use the jars as table centerpieces for my home or as decorations for a party.

Supplies I Used:

  • Krylon Spray Paint (Color: Ballet Slipper)
  • Glass Jars
  • Extra Fine Glitter (Gold)
  • Mod Podge (Gloss)
  • Blue Painter’s Tape
  • Foam Brush.

 

1. Wash and dry the jars.

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2. Cover your work area so that you won’t get paint everywhere. Turn the jars upside down and apply two light coats of the spray paint. Make sure the paint dries between each coat. Only paint in a well-ventilated area. I let the jars dry about 3 hours before I moved on to the next step.

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3. Wrap the painter’s tape about 2-3 inches from the bottom of the jars. This is the area where you will add the glitter and Mod Podge.

4. Use a foam brush to apply a layer of Mod Podge on each jar. Cover the bottom of the jars with gold glitter. Let the glitter dry for about 1 hour, then seal it with another layer of Mod Podge. Let the glitter dry again for about 1-2 hours.

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5. Cut out strips of ribbon to tie a bow around the mouth of each jar.

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6. Add flowers and display your new decorations!

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I decided to place the jars on my mantel along with a small birdcage I bought from Michaels.

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Painted Chalkboard Organizer

I saw this chalkboard organizer at Jo-Ann Fabrics, and I couldn’t leave the store without buying it. The best part is that I had a 50% off coupon, so I only spent about $7.50!

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I knew that I was going to spray paint it because I had two cans of paint left over from an earlier project. I also knew that I wanted to add a map to the organizer because I’m kind of obsessed with all the map crafts I found on Pinterest.

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I started by covering the chalkboard with masking tape and paper, then I spray painted the wood.

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Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze is one of my favorite colors. I enjoy using Krylon spray paints because the paint dries quickly and the nozzle doesn’t get clogged.

 

After the paint dried, I began to decoupage the strips of map on the organizer using Mod Podge (satin).

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I applied a layer of Mod Podge on the back of the map strips as well as on the four wooden boards. Then I adhered them together and removed any wrinkles or bubbles with my finger.

I let the paper dry for a couple of hours before I used an X-acto knife to trim the edges.

For the last step, I applied another layer of Mod Podge to seal the map.

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This chalkboard organizer is hanging on the wall in my bedroom/office. I love it because I can leave myself notes throughout the day, and I can store my mail without it getting lost under a pile of papers on my desk.

 

I hope everyone enjoyed this project. Please feel free to like, share, and comment.

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Customize Chair with Mod Podge

I enjoy working with Mod Podge and discovering all the different projects I can create with it. I saw lots of posts on Pinterest where people used Mod Podge to decoupage furniture with objects like paper, leaves, fabric, etc. I thought it would be a good idea to use some of these techniques and give one of my chairs a makeover using wrapping paper, spray paint, and Mod Podge.

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As you can see, this chair needs lots of attention. I started off by cleaning up the chair with warm water and soap. It was dusty and dirty from years of neglect.

After the cleaning, I took the chair outside and painted it with Krylon ColorMaster Paint+Primer (white,gloss). I used about two cans to fully cover the chair.

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I didn’t do anything else to the chair until the next day. My personal preference is to let the paint settle on an object before I start working with it again.

On the next day, I began cutting the wrapping paper to fit the chair. This was the hardest part because the chair had some weird angles on one side. I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge on the chair and on the back of the paper with a foam brush. Then, I glued the paper to the chair while using my finger to help smooth out any bubbles.

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I also used an X-acto Knife to help trim some of the wrapping paper.

I let the paper dry for 2-3 hours, then I sealed the chair with another layer of Mod Podge.

 

Here is the finished chair:

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I think the chair looks awesome, and my husband also thought it was impressive. I might try this technique on some other furniture and with some different wrapping paper.

 

I hope you all like the chair. Please feel free to share and comment.

 

 

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DIY Map TV Tray

I had so much fun completing this project. I’d been thinking for a while about different crafts I could do with road maps. I finally decided to mod podge the map on a TV tray I owned for a few years.

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I started off by cleaning the dust and dirt from the tray. Then I spray painted the tray with Krylon Paint + Primer (gloss, white).

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I had some errands to complete, so I let the tray dry for rest of the night. Then on the next day, I cut out the map to fit on top of the tray.

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Next, I glued the map to the tray with Mod Podge (gloss). I spread the Mod Podge on top of the tray and on the back of the map. Then I pressed them firmly together, making sure I removed any lumps or bubbles.

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Finally, I let the tray dry for a couple of hours, then I gave it one last coat of Mod Podge to seal the map and paint.

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I’m so happy with how this project came together. I think the map matches well with the white paint.

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Valentine’s Day Mantel

I love decorating for holidays and other occasions. I had a lot of unused red decorations left over from Christmas, so I decided to decorate the mantel above my fireplace. I made some new projects, but a lot of the items were things that I already owned or made for other blog posts. These ideas can be used not only for a mantel, but for any space in your home.

For the first project, I made a garland for the mantel by tying 5″ strips of red and white tulle around some Christmas lights.

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The next project I made was a 12″ heart-shaped wreath covered with red burlap.

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I wrapped the burlap around the wreath and secured it with red pipe cleaner.

 

Two more projects were made with products from Dollar Tree.

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I painted the frames red using Krylon Dual Paint+Primer. Then, I glued together glass bowls on candle holders and filled the bowls with plastic heart gems.

 

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Finally, I arranged all the items together on the mantel.

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***LOVE canvas tutorial can be found here.

***Candy jar tutorial can be found here.