Crafting keeps me sane * Baking keeps me smiling * Family keeps me happy * Faith keeps me going

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Frosted Mason Jars

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.

Frosted Mason Jars  101_1897

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…

Please leave me a comment, I really look forward to reading them, and I love to visit you back and see what you’ve been up to!

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  1. So, SO CUTE Kelli!!! Are you allowed to do any sort of washing to the jars after they are done? I was thinking they would be cute with other stuff in them too, like candies or something...but wouldn't want to poison anyone :) :)

  2. Those are adorable. I love them. I'm not very crafty but I think I can handle these!
    Wish me luck : >

  3. Oh my gosh! I LOVE them. I have seen these but have been a little intimidated by them. But I have a cricut too so I should try. Did you just use regular contact paper or something special for your cricut?

  4. The owls are adorable! It looks like their eyes are glowing.

  5. Those turned out very cute. I hope you do well at the craft show. I really need to get my Cricut out, play with it and make some cute things too.

  6. Hey, new follower here. I found you from "House of Hepworths" and I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I love these jars and can add them as reason #287 of Why I MUST have a Cricut. Now...just need to convince the hubster. Have a fabulous day!

  7. Wish I had a cricut...but you are right, stickers will do!!!! Great craft, thanks!!!

  8. Love it! Need to get my cricut out and try these!

  9. can you put them in the dishwasher when your done? I was thinking of doing this but filling them with candy when as holiday gifts for my friends.

  10. ~Anonymous: I don't think the paint is for the dishwasher, but I believe they can be handwashed with a gentle soap...they are so easy to make, and I think they're too cute also! I filled some with wrapped candy and gave them as gifts...have fun!

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