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
White Paint (I’ve started using White Primer as the base coat)
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Step 1: Paint the Jars
Paint each jar with a base color. I painted two jars with white and one with pink.
Tip: You don’t have to use chalk paint (which can be expensive). You can use acrylic craft paint. However, I’ve started making these jars using white primer for the white coat. It adheres to the jars much better and doesn’t get lifted off with the next step. It makes the touch up so much easier.
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!
Oh, and I finish them off with clear coat sealant in a matte finish.
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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