DIY easy and cheap chalk painted Mason jars
It is that time of the year we are thinking about gifts for Christmas. Chalk painted Mason jars are easy to make. I will show you an easy way to make your own chalk paint that only will cost you pennies.
On Pinterest I found lots of ideas to make your own chalk paint, because I didn’t want to go to town to buy stuff,I decided to make my own according to this recipe:
1 part Latex paint, 1 part plaster of Paris, acrylic paint and water.
Cheap chalk paint with this surprising ingredient
However I did not have any plaster of Paris, but what I did have was drywall mud… and I figured this should be close enough to give it a try, so instead of the plaster of Paris I used 1 part drywall mud.
When you use drywall mud you have to choose the kind for finishing, this has a very fine gritt and will sand easy afterwards. Drywall mud comes in various sizes, just check your local hard ware store. We got ours from the local COOP.
Then add acrylic paint of your choice. When you add water the color will delute;but you can always add more paint if you think it will be to light. Also keep in mind that once the chalk paint dries, the color will be slightly lighter as well.
This is how I started out: pne part drywall mud and 1 part acrylic paint. As you can see the color is quite rich. Now add 1 part of water:
You can see here how it delutes the color.
Painting the Mason jars.
The paint did not cover all on the first coat, and because this was my first time using chalk paint, I was not sure what to expect, so another coat was painted over when dry.
Now the jars where nicely and evenly painted.
I wanted to be able to have tea lights in the jars, so I scrapped some of the paint randomly. Some parts were just sanded down to the glass as you can see where the letters are, I loved to effect of the letters standing out like that.The letters were rubbed with (canning) wax before I painted the jars so the paint would not stick so much, this made for easier sanding.
Making an easy lace flower.
To make a lace flower, I had chosen a piece of pink ruffled lace.
A hot glue gun is a DIY’ers best friend! Here I glued the lace into a circle, folding small sections and then glueing.
Finishing the lace flower by adding details and “bling”.
Decorating the Mason jars.
Getting ready to add trim and lace around the top of the Mason jar.
Adding it all together.
I love how these turned out, add some colored glass beads in the bottom and a tealight and you have a lovely unique and easy gift.
Would you try painting Mason jars or other projects with this easy and cheap chalk paint?
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