I have been saving jars for a while now…you know, you find all of those fun ideas on Pinterest and you start collecting so that one day you just might be able to attempt a project. Well, after having these jars sitting on my kitchen counter all clean and ready, I decided to make them into some Valentine projects that are quick and easy with Americana Decor Chalky Paint. With just two colors, Romance and Lace, and a heart stencil I have in my stash, and a few strips of Valentine themed fabric, I set to work. It took a couple coats of each to really cover the jars, but I love how the Chalky Paint covered the glass. I used our Dual Sided Paint Pouncers to stencil the hearts on the jars, which gave me a smooth even coverage, they are a must try if you have not used them before. Once the jars dried completely I finished with two coats of Americana Decor Varnish Light Satin. I love how this varnish gave them a glossy finish without being to harsh. To finish the projects, I added a fabric bow and to the smaller jar a glass candle votive cup…the perfect home made Valentine gift. Happy Painting!
by Diane on Feb 13 2017