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DIY Chalk Painted Mason Jars

Create a beautiful centerpiece for a springtime or summer brunch using mason jars and FolkArt Home Decor Chalk.

At a Glance:

#5963 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt  Logo
  • Home Decor Chalk Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Lilac, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Parisian Grey, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - Clear, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - White, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Chalk & Wax Brush set

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $15.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Seaside Villa, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam plate for palette, Medium grit sandpaper, White cotton lint-free cloth, Rubbing alcohol, Three glass canning jars

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash glass canning jars in warm soapy water. Rinse well and dry.
  2. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol; wipe over entire glass surface to remove remaining dirt, dust or grease from glass which can prevent paint from thoroughly adhering to the glass surface.
  3. For a single color distressed look, basecoat entire exterior of glass canning jar as well as metal ring on lid. (If jars are used for floral designs, the center lid disc can be discarded). Allow to dry for two hours. Colors used: FolkArt Home Decor Chalk – Seaside Villa, Lilac and Parisian Grey.
  4. When dry, apply a second coat of each color. Allow to dry for two hours. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk will dry to an ultra-matte finish.
    • TIP: If desired, the second application of paint can be painted a different color – when distressed, the first layer of color will show through.
  5. Using medium grit sandpaper, sand raised logo designs creating distressed, time-worn effect. Lightly sand over other areas to further create a worn look.
  6. Wipe over entire sanded surface to remove dust. If desired, seal and protect painted and distressed glass jar with FolkArt Home Decor Clear or White Wax. Brush entire surface with Clear Wax, allow to dry. (If using White Wax, apply wax then immediately wipe to remove excess).
  7. Using soft, white cotton, lint-free cloth, buff waxed surface to desired sheen.
    • TIP: The longer you buff the higher the sheen.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.