Showing posts with label MASON JARS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MASON JARS. Show all posts

Sep 6, 2016

HALLOWEEN MASON JARS with Wooden Pumpkin Spoons


Hey ya'll!
Here's a Halloween themed idea for those plain ole' Mason jars you may have.  And if you don't have any on hand, Walmart and even the Dollar General stores carry them in cases.
Plain jar before
The Halloween themed Mason jar looks like it has a lot going on. Really it was pretty simple.

Okay, so first off we need to clean the outside of the jar with a little bit of alcohol.  This will remove all dust, lint and crap so it will have a good, sharp finish.
I just wiped it down with a paper towel dipped in the alcohol.

Okay then just paint the inside of the jar a color you want to pop. I choose the Cinnamon color from Folk Art craft paints.  

Oops, this is a pic of another one I painted Cinnamon on the outside. But anyways, just paint the orange on the inside if you are going for the look of my top pic, or vice versa if for another. 

And for the outside I went with antique white.

Okay, I've switched up the pics somehow of the inside and outside, but this pic shows the white inside. But remember you want the white on the outside if you want it like the jar at the top of this page.
For some reason I've vice-versa'd the pics.

Okay, anyways, after you have painted a good coat on the outside in white, and its dry, take some fine grit sandpaper and sand it. 

And you'll start seeing this.

I like all the scratchy type marks.
And wipe all the dust off then add one coat of sealer. I like the varnish in satin.


And let it dry then decorate it with burlap strips, a bell

                        
      and some of my pre-made  


And here it is finished:



And here's the other one I just finished up.


See ya'll next time,
~Lisa



You may also like:

More Mason Jars in the Halloween Theme

 LINK TO HALLOWEEN WOODEN SPOONS

Aug 23, 2016

HALLOWEEN THEMED MINI MASON JARS PLUS PUMPKIN MAGNETS


I've really been in the Halloween/Fall mood this week. And these Halloween themed Mason jars with Pumpkin magnets are a great way to give treats without the use of bags.

Or just a fun way to spruce up any area with a bit of primitive Halloween fun.
And as a bonus, the top, 

the pumpkin face is a refrigerator magnet!


Okay, so on to how to make these.
I stained my jars on the outside, here's the link to how I do that.
 I do the staining because I am in love with various colors that are hard to find.

Here is a pic of my orange, hand stained jar:
CLICK TO SEE HOW TO STAIN MASON JARS
 
But I'm sure you could just paint the outside of the jar with a sponge and some craft paint if you wanted. As long as maybe sealing it with a clear coat to save from chipping.

After that, I just got out some craft paint in browns, and painted the shiny lid and ring. 
 The one that will screw onto the jar, not the pumpkin magnet.
I like the burnt umber color a lot.

And then I tied some jute string around the jar with a cute, hand stamped tag. I chose BOO.
 Here it is with the painted lid on it. I had to do two coats of burnt umber.

And then I just stuck on the Pumpkin magnet lid to the top of the jar lid.




And this is how they turned out:
As you see, I also glued a bit of homespun fabric to the pumpkin magnet lid, along with a cute button.
I also added a bit of cinnamon on top of the face, which I sprinkled on top of some Elmers glue. Just to get it to set in.

They are all ready to stuff with candy. 

And remember, since I stain the outside, these jars are food safe.  And since the stain is baked on, they are even safe for washing. Though I'd avoid the dishwasher just in case.

Hope ya'll like these little mini mason jar all decked out for Halloween!
See ya'll later,
-Lisa


SUPPLIES:
I buy the mini Mason jars at Walmart in the canning section.
And the magnets and craft paint I also get at Walmart in the craft section.
The jute twine came from the Dollar Mart and I made my own handstamped tags from the plain Avery tags I found online at eBay.
The swatch of fabric came from my oodles of fabric I've saved over the years. ;-)

Aug 17, 2016

MASON JAR MAGNETS Jam and Jelly


I'm in love with anything Mason jar style!  And I've made various Mason jar magnets before, (links at end of this post.) And for all ya'll out there that are too, here's another Mason jar craft, refrigerator magnets.

I had won this set of 12 down in a box lot of wooden craft supplies at the auction for somewhere around $4 or $5. And I really got my moneys worth. It is still full of items.

You can find these at Walmart for $4.48 or any craft supply store.

These are actually wooden tags meant to be used for gift tags I think. Or to tie on to Mason jars when you give them out.

 They come in two sizes, 6 large and 6 small.

First, I just laid them all out.

 Gave them a first coating of paint to try out colors. (Which the blue I hated by the way!)
 The red I was really liking.

Then I got out my antique white and a stiff bristled brush (a toothbrush works best) and spattered some paint on to give that cool spatter wear look.
  I was now starting to like the blue a little bit more.

 But as always, red and white is usually my all time favorite.
 It's just so country looking to me.

And then I got out my fine paint brush and starting dabbing on some label looking words.
Thinking along the lines of these being filled with jams and jellies.
 And of course, being as how country I think, I had to write FARM FRESH EGGS on one:
 Then just stick in some fruity looking dabbles.
I did a strawberry, blueberry and a grape below.


 Ready for the magnets now.

These are the magnets that I really like.
  And with refrigerator magnets, I always use the E-6000 glue found at Walmart. It makes a super strong hold that lasts forever.
 Just glue it on and let them sit a while.  This glue does require about 24 hours to get a super strong, forever hold.

But after sitting overnight, I usually go ahead with the project.


And to top off the fronts, I went back and tied a bit of homespun fabric in a tiny knot to cover the hole. Just glue it on.

And here they are ready to be packaged up:






These turned out pretty cute, I think.
Here they are in the packages.

I made up the packages out of bakery bags, tags printed on Avery Print Online:

 and scrap booking paper backs:
I placed a bit of tape over the cutout to keep the magnets in place



I might price them for around $1 each or maybe $1.50 each? I dunno yet.


And here's a variety of items I have all packaged up and ready to go with them.
Notice the larger Mason Jar Magnets at the bottom of this photo.



See ya'll soon,
~Lisa

LINKS to my other similar projects:

Mason Jar Stamped Magnets

Mason Jar LID Magnets

Mason Jar LID Pumpkin Magnets