We messed up several jars. We spray painted too heavy of coats, and the paint ran. I also realized that the glitter paint I was using was for porous surfaces only. That explains why the jars looked streaked after I finished.
|I didn't care for the finished color on this one.|
|The streaks are because the glitter paint isn't for smooth surfaces.|
I had so many jars painted, that I decided to decorate some to give to the guests as Jessica's baby shower, which was only one day away at that point! So I was painting until 1:00 a.m. the day of the shower and decorating moments before it began.
While doing the jars above, I discovered crackle. I love the finished look, but some color combinations look better than others.
|If I hadn't started the day before the shower, I probably could have done a much better job with the bows, but I had to work with what was in the house.|
|The jars were filled with candy.|
I had a couple of jars in autumn colors. I didn't really care for the colors so decided to use crackle and put another color over it. That was worse! So I put yet another coat of crackle on and then let the twins put another color over it to make Thanksgiving presents for their teachers.
|I'm not sure what I think about this combination, but it does look Thanksgiving-ish.|
|They did their own bows and filled the jars with Candy Corn M&Ms. They are white chocolate M&Ms and are orange, yellow and white.|
Now we are on to Christmas crafts and gifts. I found paint that was just for glass and we did some amazing splatter paint jars. I'll show those soon.
We are less than a month from Christmas, so I want to put in a plug for two of my books that have a lot of fun activities and crafts for girls.
|This is for girls 8-12. It has fun quizzes, crafts and activities. It's even more fun when it's done with a sister or friend.|