Thursday, September 25, 2014

Upcycle Jars {Gold Christmas}

Save your jars and save a buck or two. The two shown are a strawberry preserves and a pickle jar. Below is the photo of the supplies you will need. I will have a few more jars ready to upcycle before Christmas comes along.

Here is what you will need: jars, your favorite word dies or shapes {The Spanish dies I used are from Latina Crafter}, 2mm foam and strong adhesive, Krylon 18 kt Gold Paint.

Here's a tip, use a beige color foam or use chipboard.  I used what I had in the craftroom.  Took a couple more coats of paint to cover the white foam but the Krylon 14kt Gold spray paint has great coverage.  Also, keep a toothpick on-hand to scrape off the excess glue off the glass and the foam.

Here are the results.
Depending on the words or shapes you are planning on using, a short and wider jar would work best. I used three coats of paint to cover the white foam and love how the foam appears glittery.  I decorated the jar by adding a cluster of poinsettias with red rhinestones centers.

I will be placing battery operated tea lights and as mentioned above, I used three coats because I want the light to shine through.
I hope I have inspired you to save those jars and use them on your next project.  Thank you for stopping by today.



Migdalia said...

I am speechless...this is really BEAUTIFUL!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Centellazul said...

Woww q padres te quedaron yo cuando las vi pense q eran velas, q buena idea me gust mucho gracias por compartirla :)