I really need to step up my mason jar Valentine’s craft ideas.
I’ve been remiss …
please accept my apologies.
My creativity has iced over, much like most of the country. And all of Chicago.
Which is where I live.
And I’ll let you in on a little secret. I started this project over a month ago. And then it stalled …
and sputtered …
Until last week. That’s when I bit the bullet and finally … finally … added the finishing touches.
How to Make Painted & Distressed Valentine’s Heart Jars
Step 1: Paint the Jars
Paint each jar with a base color. I painted two jars with white and one with pink.
Step 2: Washi Tape off Stripes,Touch Up & Paint
I used Washi tape to tape off the stripes.
And then used a contrast color to paint between the stripes. For the white jars, one was painted with pink One with red. The pink jar received red stripes …
Now for the downside … the Washi tape pulled off some paint. A bit more than I wanted to distress, so I touched them up.
Step 3: Distress
I used 80 grit sandpaper for this step. And, no, I have no photo for this step.
Step 4: Paint Hearts
This is a 3-step process. I started with a single, paint heavy dot …
And then added a second, paint heavy dot right next to the first one …
Using a toothpick, I pulled from each paint heavy dot to make the heart’s peak. Or would that be the heart’s base?
Painted and distressed Valentine’s mason jars with hearts!
P.S. Can I share a secret here? I’ve become a bit partial to the pink and white striped jar with red hearts …
Shhhh. Don’t tell the other jars. I would hate to break their hearts …
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