Can we talk Super Bowl? Or, more accurately, Super Bowl parties …
I’ll admit I’m not much for game watching. However, I do enjoy the ad watching. And the half time show antics and mishaps (can you say left shark?). And then there’s the food. Definitely worth all the game day hype.
Now, if we left it up to the guys it would be paper plates and paper towel napkins. But us women? Yeah, we like to throw a Super Bowl party with a real theme …
with themed crafts to decorate that game day table. Like these adorable football party mason jars. Painted and distressed and ready to decorate any football game day party table!
And here’s the tutorial on how to make your own.Oh, and it’s along one!
How To Make Football Party Mason Jars
Folk Art Acrylic Green Paint
Craft Smart Paint Pen – White
Scrapbook Number Stickers (I found mine at Michaels)
Start with your base coat. Paint three jars in primer white. Give it two coats of paint and let dry overnight in between coats. For the football game plan chalkboard jar, give it two coats of black acrylic paint. Let dry overnight between coats.
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Using 80 grit sandpaper, give the jars a distressing along the raised areas.
Using a white paint marker, draw on your x’s and o’s and arrows. Let dry overnight.
After sealing with a clear spray sealant (see below), use an eraser to give it a chalkboard look.
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Tape vertical stripes on jar. I used washi tape (can be found at any craft store) because I like the width. You can also use painter’s tape.
Paint with black paint. Just one coat. Let dry overnight.
Remove tape and touch up. Let dry overnight.
Distress along raised edges with 80 grit sandpaper.
Add buttons using glue. I used Wellbond glue (found at craft store).
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Tape off vertical lines.
Paint one coat of green between tape lines. Let dry overnight & remove tape.
Tape off for lighter green stripes. Overlap tape slightly on white to create grid lines.
Paint one coat of lighter shade of green. Let dry overnight.
Remove tape and touch up paint.
Add numbers to grid lines. I used scrapbook numbers found at the craft store.
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Tape off thread lines. I used these 1/4″ wound closure strips. You could always cut painter’s tape or washi tape to size.
Then I painted one coat of brown and let dry overnight. Once the tape was removed, I touched up the paint. Once dry (overnight) I distressed with 80 grit sandpaper.
Finish them all with a clear coat sealant.
And that’s it. They make great holders for straws and utensils – or fill with flowers or pennants and used as a centerpiece!
I also sell these jars at my Etsy shop:*
Custom orders in terms of configuration of jars and/or quantities of single jars are welcome!
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