I’ve fallen in love with the 1 1/2 pint Wide Mouth mason jar from Ball Canning. And, yes, I realize that I should fall in love with this jar for it’s canning possibilities …
I envision stalks of asparagus standing proudly and deliciously side-by-side.
But I also look at these jars and envision sugar plums dancing in head. Hence the candy cane mason jar candy jar.
Now that’s a mouthful!
My love affair with the 1 1/2 pint wide mouth jar began when the Ball Canning company asked if I’d like to participate in their 25 Days of Giving & Making event …
an event that marks Day 8 today …
so you if you want to be entered for the daily prize – as well as the grand prize FreshTECH canning system valued at $300 — be sure to pin that image above and then send the link to Ball Canning at email@example.com.
But back to my love of Ball’s 1 1/2 pint wide mouth jar …
I saw it and thought candy cane jar.
So here’s how I made mine …
How To Make A Candy Cane Mason Jar
Step 1: White Paint
Give the jar two coats of white paint. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. But you can use acrylic paint from the craft store.
Let it dry overnight.
Step 2: Washi Tape
Tape off the candy cane stripes. I started at the bottom and wound up on the diagonal.
Step 3: Red Paint
Paint with red paint. I used acrylic paint from the craft store.
Let it dry overnight.
Step 4: Touch Up Paint
While I had planned to distressed the jar, when I removed the washi tape it also pulled off white paint.
More than I wanted to be distressed. So I touched up with the white paint.
Step 5: Sand & Seal
I used some sandpaper to distress.
And then sprayed with an acrylic sealer/finisher in a matte finish (I found mine at the craft store).
Now, if you’d prefer for me to make you one — or more — I’ve just listed the 1 1/2 wide mouth Ball Candy Cane jar at my Etsy shop. Just click here …
P.S. You can pin any image off the Ball Canning 25 Days of Making & Giving Pinterest board for a chance to win the daily and grand prizes. Just be sure to email the link to your pin to Ball Calling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.P.S. You can find the official Ball Canning 25 Days of Making & Giving rules here …
This post was sponsored by Ball Canning. However, any an all opinions are my own – especially my love for Ball Canning’s 1 1/2 pint wide mouth jar!