Sprucing up your home for the winter months can give you a fresh outlook, a great way to start the new year! These pretty snowflake mason jars are perfect as a centerpiece, on shelves, or part of your winter mantel.
Thoroughly clean the glass jars with hot soapy water and a soft dishcloth. Remove any labels or stickers from the jar. Place the jar to air dry or use a soft paper towel.
Use a cotton pad or paper towel with rubbing alcohol to clean the outside of the jar. This will remove any built up oils, fingerprints and smudges from the jar. Ensure hands are clean when handling the glass to paint.
Painting the Jars
Dip the larger paintbrush in the Chalky Finish Everlasting and while holding the mouth of the jar, apply long, even brush strokes around the jar in the same direction. Apply paint to the bottom of the jar as well. Apply a generous amount of paint but be careful to avoid paint drips and globs. Leave the jar standing upside down until it dries fully.
For the other jars, paint the lower half in Chalky Finish Colonial on one jar and the upper half on the other jar.
Paint the other half of the jars in Chalky Finish Serene. Leave the jars to dry fully before proceeding.
Once dry, mix equal parts Serene and Colonial and apply the paint to the middle portion of the jars connecting the painted upper and lower halves.
While center paint is still wet, smooth the transitions by brushing long even strokes with a moist paintbrush.
Using a fine tip paint brush, paint the snowflakes on the smooth side of the jars. Use Everlasting to paint on the blue jars and use Colonial to paint on the white jar.
Paint thin intersecting lines and then add small angles dashes extending outward along each line.
Lastly, paint connecting bottomless triangle shapes between each line close to the center.
Distressing the Jars
Once dry, use a sheet of soft grit sandpaper and gently rub away the paint at the raised surfaces and edges.
Expert Tips & FAQs
You can also use Chalky Finish intended for glass, which is bakeable giving it a permanent, dishwasher-safe finish. The paint needs a longer time to cure. Be sure to follow instructions provided on the product label.
You will have plenty of Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paint leftover for more fun projects! Be sure to check the links in this post for more tutorial ideas.
This project for Snowflake Mason Jar Vases was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/snowflake-mason-jar-vases/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.