A detailed tutorial on how to make painted shamrock mason jars for St. Patrick’s Day
The elusive four-leaf-clover …
Oh the hours upon hours spent literally weeding through the weeds looking for that one that would bestow upon the finder riches and luck.
This was all back in the day before cable and Netflix and iphones. When mothers would kick their kids out the door on a summer day … often locking the door behind her … with orders not to return until dinner time. Leaving us with no modern-day devices and up to our own devices to entertain ourselves.
And after all the bike riding and monkey bar monkeying we would often find ourselves sprawled out in a field. Seeking the elusive four-leaf-clover …
Which has me wondering if I should add one — just one — four-leaf-clover to my painted shamrock mason jars? You know, as a fun surprise for the recipient?
So as I ponder that idea, I’ll share with you how I made these three-leaf-clover painted shamrock mason jars for St. Patrick’s Day.
How To Make Painted Shamrock Mason Jars
Step 1: After giving my jars two coats of acrylic craft paint in Americana Kelly Green and Snow Titanium White (dry overnight between coats for best results) and let dry for 24 hours, I distressed with 80 grit sandpaper.
Step 2: Using a paint brush, add a dot of paint to the jar.
Step 3: Add a second dot.
Step 4: Add a third dot.
Step 5: Use a toothpick to pull through paint to create a stem.
Step 6: Repeat.
Step 7: Dry jar overnight and seal with a matte finish clear coat finish. This is my go-to brand that I buy at Michaels.
I’m also selling these St. Patrick Day mason jars at the Etsy shop in sets of four, three, and individual jars. Click the links below for the listings …