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Painted Mason Jars & Coffee Filter Flower Bouquets -- Rainy Day Kids Crafts

By: Annalisa Sherrill

Throw a painting party for your little artist and let them create these colorful Painted Mason Jars. Use as centerpieces, bug catchers, and more!

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At a Glance:

Project #15332 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Craft Paint Logo
supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Sunny Day, 2 oz. - 21384

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Magenta, 2 oz. - 20591

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Lime Tree, 2 oz. - 21476

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Grape Jam, 2 oz. - 21176

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Tropic Orange, 2 oz. - 21341

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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bimini Blue, 2 oz. - 21482

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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lemon, 2 oz. - 21964E

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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - True Green, 2 oz. - 21968E

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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - White, 2 oz. - 21954E

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FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set - 50603E

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FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Spouncer ® Stenciling Sponges - Large - 1535

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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Coffee filters
  • Mason jars
  • Dowels
  • Craft tape
  • Six (6) paper bowls
  • Craft knife

Instructions

  1. Put a dime-size amount of acrylic paint in bowls (Sunny Day, Bright Magenta, Lime, Tree, Grape Jam, Tropic Orange, Bimini Blue each have their own bowl).
  2. Add water to each bowl and mix with each paint.
  3. Fold a coffee filter in half, then in half again making a quarter.
  4. Dip the edges of the coffee filter into Sunny Day and flip coffee filter so that paint can run down and saturate the filter. Repeat this step with all colors- making 5 dyed coffee filters of each color.
  5. Once dry, fold the coffee filter quarterly again. Dip the triangle point end into bowl and flip coffee filter over. Repeat this step with all colors.
  6. Tape off mason jars as shown in photo.
  7. Using Spouncer, paint each jar with multi-surface paints. For example: one jar painted Lemon, one jar painted Primary Blue, etc.).
  8. Remove tape from mason jars.
  9. Paint dowels White.
  10. With a craft knife, poke a small hole in the center of each coffee filter.
  11. To create large flowers: pierce three Bimini Blue coffee filters with dowel. Apply hot glue to the center of the top coffee filter and bunch up the filter to adhere it to the top of the dowel. Continue gluing all layers. Repeat with each color.
  12. To create flower buds: pierce one Bimini Blue coffee filter with a dowel. Apply hot glue to the center of the coffee filter and bunch up the filter to adhere it to dowel. Repeat with each color.
  13.  Once all filters have been glued, fluff out petals.
  14.  Dry-brush edges of petals with corresponding multi-surface paints. (Bimini Blue flower with Primary Blue edges, Sunny Day with Lemon edges, Bright Magenta with Candy Apple, Tropic Orange with Outrageous Orange, Lime Tree with Clover Fields, Grape Jam with Princess Purple).
  15.  Paint outer rim of mason jar lids Wicker White.
  16.  Arrange flower trios inside jars according to color.

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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.

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