Not sure what to give your loved one this Valentine’s? Try making your special someone an adorable mason jar valentine!
Personally, I love mason jars because there are no limits when it comes to what you can do with them. So naturally when thinking about what to do for a project, mason jars are always in the back of my mind. So when my friend found this stencil we knew it would go on a mason jar, no questions asked…
See what I mean, absolutely irresistible!
Using a quart or larger mason jar for this project is probably best because the stencil fits on a bit better. (These jars can be easily found at most super stores.) To stick the stencil to the mason jar, use spray adhesive on the back of the stencil, let it dry, and stick it on the jar! Make sure to let the spray dry on the back of the stencil, if the spray hasn’t dried it may leave some sticky residue on your project.
Due to the round shape of the jar using painter’s tape to hold the edges down yields the best result, we recommend Frog Tape!
For this project we chose metallic silver for the outline of the mason jar. For the hearts inside we chose to mix pink with the metallic silver. Mixing metallic paint with the regular acrylic adds a really cool sheen to the color. When mixing paint mix a little at a time, it’s easier to add paint that to take away.
To paint through the stencil it is easiest to stipple, or bounce the bristles up and down. When painting through a stencil you want to use a dry brush. A good way to insure your bristles are dry enough to prevent bleeding is to swirl and dab the bristles on a paper towel until most of the paint is off. Stipple a few layers of paint through the stencil to get the desired coverage of paint.
Once you finished painting, peal back the stencil and admire your work!
Finish up your gift by filling it with your loved one’s favorite sweets, or perhaps place a candle inside.
Happy Valentine’s Day, and let your creativity shine!
Here is the full craft video!
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