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Martha Stewart Surprised Pumpkin Apothecary Jar

Surprise! The Apothecary Pumpkin jar is perfect for Halloween decorating.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


PLAID Supplies
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Mace
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Summer Linen
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Beetle Black
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stylus
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Transfer Paper
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Patterning Tape
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Adhesive Stencil Film
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Multipurpose Heat Tool
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
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Other Supplies
Apothecary jar
Ruler/measuring tape
Craft knife
Glass cutting surface
Water container
Paint palette
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol


  1. Wash jar thoroughly before painting and wipe down with rubbing alcohol.  Allow to dry.
  2. Print the triangle pattern. Cut about 10 triangles. Place side-by-side, points facing out, under the pedestal base to form a 'collar.' Tape in place.
  3. Apply patterning tape on the outside of the pedestal base, following the lines of the triangles. Fill in the collar by apply Beetle Black with a pouncer. Remove tape.
  4. Create stripes around center ball of jar with patterning tape every 1-3/8in. Tape off top and bottom edge and apply Mace. Remove tape.
  5. Transfer face to stencil material and cut out with heat tool.
  6. Remove paper backing and place adhesive stencil over striped area. Apply Beetle Black.
  7. Tape off ball on lid and paint with Summer Linen.
  8. Apply dots around lid with a fine-tip top using Beetle Black.
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