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DIY Chalk Painted Mason Jars

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Create a beautiful centerpiece for a springtime or summer brunch using mason jars and FolkArt Home Decor Chalk.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Lilac, 8 oz.
Item #34163
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Parisian Grey, 8 oz.
Item #34167
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - Clear, 8 oz.
Item #34170
Use over FolkArt Home Decor Paint to seal and protect. Can also use on raw wood. Waterbase, non-toxic. Apply with brush or a clean, lint-free cloth. For long lasting shine and protection, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean while wet with soap and water. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Not for exterior use.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - White, 8 oz.
Item #34860
Use over FolkArt Home Decor Paint to create a whitewash finish. Waterbase, non-toxic. Can also use on raw wood. Apply with brush or a clean, lint-free cloth. Wipe back with cloth. For long lasting shine and protection, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean while wet with soap and water. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Not for exterior use.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Chalk & Wax Brush set
Item #34909
Use with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk and Waxes to create smaller projects and get into small detailed areas.

$15.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Seaside Villa, 8 oz.
Item #34924
FolkArt Home Décor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Décor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

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.
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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.

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