I’m excited to be part of the Junk Revision Challenge again today! This month our theme is Valentine’s Day and today I’ll be show you how some sticks in the yard were the perfect finishing touch to our Shabby Chic Love Mason Jars. How excited are you for Valentine’s Day?! My boys have loved helping me decorate this year and they got even more excited yesterday when they found the Valentines I’d been hiding from them. Now that they are getting older and more aware of things they get excited for anything and everything. So this year I decided I will decorate for EVERY holiday. That can be expensive so I also set a budget of $20 for each holiday.
Valentine’s Day decorations are done (I’ll be sharing the last one tomorrow and there may be a surprise giveaway involved) and we spent a total of $10, half our budget. You can check out how we decorated our living room here. Today I’m sharing with you how to make these super cute Love Mason Jars without spending a dime (OK you might have to spend $5 if you don’t have the mason jars or glitter).
First, lets talk about the supplies. I used things I had lying around the house (or outside) and went to work from there. My initial plan was to use the vinyl letters as a stencil so you could see through the jars but it didn’t work out. This way was much easier and I think looks better too. And I will warn you…this is a messy project; you will get glitter everywhere (especially if you let your kids help)!
4 Pint Size Mason Jars (you can use any size this is just the size I had lying around)
Acrylic Paint (I used Pink Blossom and Bright Gold) and Paint Brush
Sticks or Twigs (I used 3 per jar but you can use as much or as little as you like)
Glitter Glue (I found a big red bottle for $1 at Target)
Red Glitter (you can find it at the craft store or at Walmart)
Paint your mason jars with the Pink Blossom paint (I did two coats).
In between coats cut the word LOVE in the brown vinyl with a vinyl cutter (I love my Cameo). I used a heart instead of an O in love.
Don’t remove letters from vinyl and using your Bright Gold paint paint lightly over the letters.
Go out in the yard and pick up a few sticks lying around.
Cut the sticks to be 2in (ish) taller than your mason jars. Mine are all between 6 and 8 in tall.
Check out how these talented gals turned their junk into holiday masterpieces too!