How to Paint Texas Bluebonnet on Mason Jar – Texas Bluebonnet DIY.
I don’t live in Texas.
I never lived in Texas.
Honestly, I have zero plans to live in Texas in the future.
Not meant to be an insult; I just like living in Chicago. Cold weather and all!
I’ve visited Texas. On business trips.
A few times to Dallas.
Once — or maybe twice — to Houston.
It was a long time ago.
But on those few trips, I don’t recall seeing the state’s flower (hint: it’s a bluebonnet, if you haven’t already guessed!).
It doesn’t mean it wasn’t there. Visible. Somewhere. I just wasn’t looking.
I was distracted. Had business things on my mind.
You get the picture.
I’m not even sure why I decided I need to paint Texas bluebonnets on mason jars. Perhaps it was the success of my lavender flower jars at my Etsy shop. Or maybe the success of my Texas flag jars at the Etsy shop.
Or maybe because I really like the color blue. 😉
Either way, I think they came out very cute …
How to Paint Texas Bluebonnet on Mason Jar
Rust-Oleum White Chalked Paint (you can also use a white acrylic paint)
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Two coats of white paint. You can use acrylic white too. Let dry overnight between coats.
After an overnight to dry, distress with 80 grit sandpaper.
Paint spindly stems with a fine tipped paint brush.
Add dots (or blobs) of blue.
Mix a little white into the blue and add highlights to flower petals.
Add highlights to leaves.
Protect with clear matte finish spray.
And you’re done!
I actually do sell these jars at my Etsy shop. You can find the link here …
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