Are you ready for more jar mischief? I mean, decorating….
I originally posted this as a Make It Monday on the 14th of March. I’ve made a few more since then with the idea that they’ll hold candles and look pretty fantastic for a tea party my mother is having.
I used the final option I discovered in the Make It Monday from March – adding food colour to glue and painting it on. As I said then, gel food colour works better and a little water helps some too or the glue can be a little too thick to paint on easily.
This time I also painted on some of the gold.
This was both easier and harder, while it gave a better effect for some things it also took far more coats and therefore more days drying. It was easier to cover mistakes this way, just grabbing a paint brush and smoothing out the wobbily drawn patterns. Of course I couldn’t do this with all of them or I’d have ended up with 7 jars painted gold…
Here are my final jars and I’m actually pretty pleased with them. Some of the colours were not what I was expecting, but I actually quite like them so I don’t care. (there is one more not pictured, but it needed special attention because the colour mix had too much food colouring and it’s sticky so it’s currently drying off a coat of glue to seal in the sticky before it’s prettied up with gold.
They should look pretty spectacular with candles in them even if I do say so myself.
Have you made any of these jars yet? What tips and tricks do you have? Let me know below!