I’ve always been a long time reader of blogs, especially Do-It-Yourself style blogs. As well as, a long time watcher of Do-It-Yourself shows. The whole idea really inspires me to make something with the many materials I have around me and in my very own home! However, I’m not really artistic and I’ve never really been good at art and creating things. Maybe it’s patient maybe it’s just literally skill, I’m not sure. But I attempted something I saw on Pinterest and kind of adapted it just slightly.
I collected my supplies, empty jars, spray paint, painter’s tape, candles, and various fillers. The idea wrap painter’s tape around empty jars I had collected and then spray paint the jars, after they dried, rip the tape off of them and you’d have a neat design. The next step was to fill the jars with 1 candle each with any filler you like. I chose, a bag of mixed beans, coffee beans and unpopped white popcorn.
The original idea did not include painter’s tape, but rather ribbon so their clear glass lines were smaller, and spacious.
I spent the afternoon taping jars and spray painting them outside. I realized pretty quickly after starting to spray painting that the project didn’t really need a thick coat of spray paint but rather, so little that the “paint” was basically still small dots, not a smooth filled in service. Unfortunately, I realized this after painting them completely whole with two coats. I didn’t realize it was that thick until removing the painter’s tape. Plus, I was spray painting outside, which for good ole Springfield, MO was windy, so it probably didn’t help my project.
I allowed the jars to dry for an hour before removing the tape. As I said, I did coat my too much, but that’s ok. I also learned that you must make sure the paint, or the ribbon for that matter is pressed down completely, or spray paint can leak through the gaps and bubbles of the tape on the service leaving for messy dots in areas that should be clean glass.
For a first attempt, I feel as though I did pretty good. They turned out the way I liked em and they were definitely in my style, as they sent as a center piece of my coffee table.They certainly don’t look horrible, and I am certainly pleased with them as my first attempt.
I will totally be trying this again, after saving a few more jars of spaghetti sauce and pickles and other such foods!