If you are a regular reader of Mad in Crafts, you know how I feel about red, white, and blue in the summer. You just have to take one look at my front porch to know that I go a little flag-crazy in June and July. Today’s mason jar craft is this American flag mason jar created with chalky finish paint.
This week I’m joining a small group of creative bloggers to share summertime projects featuring mason jars. Check back here each day for a new tutorial and links to all the other tutorials from the day.
Begin by wiping the jar down with rubbing alcohol to remove any dust or grime from the glass.
Once the jar was clean, I used my chalky finish paints to paint stripes around the jar: blue, red, white, and then red again. The chalky finish paint dries quickly, so this process didn’t take long at all.
Once the stripes were dry, I dipped the handle end of my paintbrush in the white paint and dotted the paint onto the blue stripe. This is the easiest way to give the impression of stars on the blue field.
After that paint dried, I took a wet cloth and VERY lightly distressed the paint finish. You can totally skip this step, but I wanted there to be some unpainted areas in the finish of the jar. Why, you ask? You’ll have to come back on Friday to see.
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I have a few more mason jars to share with you this week, so check back in for more crazy good creativity. Until tomorrow’s post, you can get your fix with these great ideas:
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