A few months ago, I saw a fantastic craft on Recaptured Charm (you can see it here). So, I went to Michael’s, and using my 40% off coupon, I bought a can of Valspar “Frosting” paint. I had gotten a few glass jars free from an ‘after yard sale’ sale, and figured that would be the best place to start. Of course, I was a bit scared to try it, so they sat, and sat, and sat. Until now! I used my Cricut and some Clear Contact Paper, and cut out a couple of owls, some snowflakes and a cup of cocoa (there were some ‘fails’ too, but I didn’t put pictures of them up). After making sure the glass was clean and dry, I adhered the contact paper image to it, then sprayed the ‘frosting’ on. I did about 7 super light coats on each jar…I think even more coats would look better, but I was too impatient to wait. I LOVE how they turned out. I let them dry for about 30 minutes, and then carefully (I used a toothpick) peeled the contact paper off. I am making more of these for gifts, and for the craft show (yes, I got approved to be a vendor! woo-hoo!!!!). For now, I’ve tied jute around the top (like she did), but I may change that to some cute Christmas ribbon or something, we’ll see. I went to Goodwill yesterday and scored some more Mason Jars and other types of jars, that will work! Unfortunately, today it is raining…maybe tomorrow I can finish those up. It’s such a quick and easy craft, with instant gratification, that it becomes addictive. Some crafts take hours or even days until you get to see the finished product and feel that sense of accomplishment, but not with this one.
So, what do you think??? I promise, this is one of the easiest crafts ever! Oh yeah, and if you don’t have a Cricut or other cutter, you can use stickers…
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