Good morning! Hope you had an awesome weekend...we had soccer with our daughter this weekend, she scored two goals and seemed to be so happy with herself she fell asleep as soon as we hit the car for the drive home!
Anyhoo, first of all I have to give credit to someone, Char at http://charsethman.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuesdays-tutorial-primitive-luminaries.html has an amazing tutorial on covering mason jars with....cinnamon and good smelling spices, and vintage postcards. Click on this link and it will take you to her tutorial! She does an amazing job and her whole blog is filled with lovely ideas! I got out my mason jars to cover and I pulled out some Halloween papers and glitter!
I am going to try the spices when I do some Christmas jars. This is very fun, I will warn you, quick, easy and addicting!
First of all use clean mason jars, any size, cover the part you are going to work with first with mod podge or watered down glue. I pasted on my papers first...you don't add glitter or spices till the very last step. I added the candy corn paper first, let it dry 20-30 minutes. Then I added the scrap paper with the Halloween words on it...let it dry...I set stuff outside since it is so hot here in S. Calif. It dries very quick! After you are done with your papers or vintage postcards...then cover the glass part of the jar with an even coat of glue/MOD P. You don't want to cover your paper or postcard with glue or the glitter will cover it all. I sprinkle the glitter on the jar over a pie pan to catch all the loose glitter. Darlene over at http://darlenesdays-darlene.blogspot.com/had a good idea, she does it over newspaper, then folds it and pours the leftover glitter back in its container. I will try this Darlene thanks! Tomorrow I will post my finished products...I finished a few...so much fun!(Woops..BBBB-Big Blogging BooBoo) Darlene just informed me that I saw this at Robins http://therobinsnestcountrycrafts.blogspot.com/, she covered the cutest pumpkins with glitter! Thank you Darlene for straightening me out...I should take notes I guess where I see things!
I had a great deal of trouble posting my photos, or having them load...not sure why...it took over an hour to post these 3 photos. But wait till you see what is coming! Yippeeee!
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