So basically you only need a couple things for this project –
- a mason jar
- glass paint (it air cures in 21 days)
- paint brush (foam pouncers for the polka dots)
- painters or washi tape
The first jar I painted I used the new Fine Glitter Martha Stewart Glass Paint. I used some washi tape to tape off where I wanted the paint to stop. This paint took 2 medium thick coats only waiting about 15 minutes in between coats. (this version is the only real 20 Minute Tuesday craft because you don’t have to wait long in between coats, however total craft time for all of these methods is less than 20 minutes, it’s the waiting that’s no fun!)
For my third jar I decided to go a little more whimsy and pulled out my trusty foam pouncer to create some fun polka dots. I used the same paint as the 2nd jar, giving each dot 2 coats of paint, waiting about an hour or so in between coats. I went ahead and dotted up the collar, too, since the paint works on metals and woods as well!
I think they turned out pretty fun and I can think of SO many fun uses and gift ideas for the jars.
Seeing as how it’s Teacher Appreciation week though, these jars are going to some very hard working daycare teachers! I picked up these cute stamps, stickers, and mini stamp pad, each $1, at Walmart today, they are the perfect size for the jar.
I also designed these simple chalkboard-esque “Thank You” tags for a friend last week and I thought they were the perfect final touch. You can download the tags for FREE by clicking here.