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Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters

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Liven up your pantry or kitchen with these Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters.  Use the fun and decorative stencils from Handmade Charlotte to label your jars with cute little words and phrases.  These Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters also make wonderful gift ideas for friends and family, and they're just as useful in the bathroom or craft room as they are in the kitchen.  All you need to create these sweet canisters is a set of stencils, a few bottles of paint, and a little imagination.  Start the New Year off right by getting your home organized with the help of these Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters.

Fun n' Colorful Glass Canisters

Materials:

  • FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Spouncer Stenciling Sponges - Small
  • Stencil Decor ® Accessories - Stencil Tape
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Violet Pansy, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Turquoise, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Handmade Charlotte™ Stencils - Frames
  • Brush basin or container for water
  • Foam plates
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Glass canisters with lids
  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper
  • Ruler

 

Instructions:

  1. Thoroughly wash glass containers with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
     
  2. Select stencil frame design and alphabet letters to be used to create label. 
     
  3. Create a paper pattern to position both frame design and letters for spacing.  Simply draw a straight line using a ruler and trace each letter shape measuring spacing between letters equally. 
     
  4. Using paper pattern as a placement template, work from the center of each word outwards. Tape the stencil in place.  Load a spouncer with desired color and stencil using a straight up and down dabbing motion until entire area is opaque in color.  Remove stencil and allow paint to dry before placing next letter stencil.
     
  5. Once word has been stenciled, stencil frame around the word.  Allow to dry.
     
  6. Refer to enamels bottle for complete curing instructions.

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Ratings & Comments (118)

Dec 18, 2013

Nice, decorative way to label glass jars and canisters

 

Dec 15, 2013

These would be great for human and dog treats alike!

 

118 Ratings

Dec 15, 2013

I have not made this yet but I so want to. I really like jars and cookie jars or things that you can store stuff in. Nooks and Krannies. I will be making these in the future.

 

Dec 15, 2013

this would be great to hold some of my larger jewelry supplies with.

 

Dec 15, 2013

Nice! I have a friend who would just love these. I'd end up breaking them inside a month!

 

Dec 15, 2013

would love to do this for all my small crafts items

 

Dec 14, 2013

I have some of these in my cabinet, never thought of painting them.. I can make them for cookies, Hot Choc mix, doggie treats

 

Dec 14, 2013

The ideas I have are wide and far, Sparked by these colorful glass jars.

 

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