The Land of The Free

Like many other Americans, I love the Fourth of July. I love the colors, the food, the decorations and the fireworks. But most importantly I love the time spent with family. I wanted to make something special for this iconic holiday so I decided to create these painted jars to display proudly.

What you need:

  • Glass jars
  • Glass paint
  • Paint brush
  • Cord
  • Glue

I found these awesome jars at the dollar store. Even better if you have some pasta jars or any other ones that are FREE. 🙂

Jars

Jars

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I painted the jars with long single strokes so they would come out with little over lapping.

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These finger paints made by Crayola are

Finish painting all the jars the colors you like. I wanted to go with a distressed/ transparent look so I only put one layer of paint on them.

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Add cord. Use a drop of glue (any kind you like best) at the start and the end of the cord. If you feel you need more throughout that is totally doable. 🙂

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jute cord

Add the words. I always make my own stencils. I do not have a fancy machine that will do it for me so I have learned how to make a stencil.

plastic sheet

I sealed them with Mod Podge spray for durability.

For the party you can add forks, knives and spoons to these cute jars and when you are not entertaining…

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I love Mod Podge but when I saw this spray

you can place flowers in them and have them as a nice display. 😀 I don’t think they turned out to bad but I think next time I will put two layers of paint of them.

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flowers

One of the things I love the most about doing it yourself are all the options. This can be changed a million times. Each piece has your own unique finger print, not one is the same. 🙂 How ever yours turns out, be proud of it! And I would LOVE to see pictures!

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Have a very fun, very safe Fourth Of July!

What have you made today?!

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