Painted Acorn Mason Jar – Fall Mason Jar Craft with Paint.
I fear fall is falling away …
If weather reports are to be trusted, it will snow here tomorrow. In October. In Chicago.
Now you’re probably thinking no biggie, right? I mean it’s Chicago. It’s has a reputation for cold. And snow.
But snow in October in Chicago is still a rarity …
I feel for all the little tricker-or-treaters tomorrow. They’ll most likely have to cover up their much-anticipated costumes with coats and gear.
So before we are blanketed with the forecasted 3-6″ of snowfall tomorrow (!) , I though I’d squeak out one last fall mason jar craft project …
Painted Acorn Mason Jar DIY
White Paint (I used Rustoleum Chalked in Linen White; acrylic paint works too)
Medium Brown Acrylic Paint (Americana Burnt Sienna)
Dark Brown Acrylic Paint (Americana Bittersweet Chocolate)
Matte Sealant (this is my favorite brand)
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Two coats white paint. Let dry overnight between coats.
After second coat is dry (I typically give it an overnight to cure), distress with 80 grit sandpaper along lettering and raised areas.
Add dot of medium brown (Burnt Sienna) paint.
Use toothpick to spread wet paint and form bottom of acorn. Let dry.
Once acorn base is dry (about an hour or less), use toothpick dipped in dark brown paint (Bittersweet Chocolate) to create acorn top.
Add stem too.
Use toothpick dipped in white paint to create the highlight.
Finish with a coat of matte spray sealant. This is my go-to brand …
And you’re done!
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