Blog #67: Have you ever started a craft project that seemed perfect in your mind? The minute you start this wonderful project you can see it isn’t what you pictured it to be? I should have kept the original color I had in mind! Can you fix a craft? I guess it all depends, but anything is possible!
I had originally wanted to paint the tops of these jars in gold but then decided to go for red because of the farm animals. It took forever to get the color to stick. I used acrylic paint instead of spray paint since I did not want to deal with the fumes of the spray paint. I painted 2 coats of white acrylic paint and 3 coats of red. I used 2 coats of mod podge to secure the paint and give it some shine. However, it did not come out as expected. I know I messed the project up the minute I started the red paint. I did not want to give up and so I kept going. I am not sure what I was hoping for.
I completed this project in January and fast forward a few months later here we are. I kept looking at these hideous covers in hopes of coming to a new resolution. How can I fix them?
I stuck with the acrylic paints as I have a collection of acrylic paints to use. To get rid of the red I repainted the covers with 2 coats of white acrylic paint. I decided against gold this time around as I wanted something spring like. Robin’s egg color it is. These took 2 coats. I noticed the color was still very matte even after the first coat of mod podge. I decided to add some glitter to give it more shine and then added another thick layer of mod podge to hold the glitter in place.
I purchased the jars and animals at Michaels. I paid $5.99 for a 10 pack of the jars and $8.99 for a 12 pack of the farm animals. The original plan was to use these as party favors. Now I am thinking I could use them as storage decor or of having a virtual get together. Possibly for mother’s day and then mail each “guest” a party favor.
Uses for the Jars
These are perfect for party favors, baby shower, mother’s day and even graduation gifts to friends! Have a virtual get together and mail out these favors!
What to Put in the Jars
- Paper clips
- Ingredients for one cake mug
- Dried Fruits
- Cotton Balls
- Hair Product
- Hair Elastics
- Headphones Storage
- Change, Money
- Leftover Ribbon
What do you think? I think, not so bad, considering all the layers of paint!
I recommend using spray paint for these jar tops. Much quicker and a smoother finish. As long as you have the space for ventilation. Otherwise stick to acrylic paint!