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Americana Mason Jar

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Add some vintage charm to your 4th of July decorations with this Americana Mason Jar.  Great for storing silverware, flowers, or just sitting as is, 4th of July crafts like this are great for adding a nice touch to your patriotic celebration.  This is an easy project that you can do in a weekend and you're sure to love the results! 

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Americana Mason Jar

 

Materials:

  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ Mediums - Flow Medium, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Brilliant Blue, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
  • Recycled Jar
  • Alcohol
  • Paper towel
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Detail paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Old book pages
  • Wood stars
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue

 

Instructions:

  1. Remove the label from the jar. Wipe the jar clean with rubbing alcohol.
     
  2. Blend equal parts of calypso sky and flow medium.  Paint the jar with the mixture.  Allow to dry and paint a second coat.
     
  3. Cut random sized stars from old book pages.  Working on the outside of the jar, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the jar, position the stars onto the jar, top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Add stars until the jar is covered.  Allow to dry.
     
  4. Paint a star with brilliant blue paint.
     
  5. Using hot glue attach a ribbon around the jar and glue stars to the ribbon.

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