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Thanksgiving Buffet Utensil Holders

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Dress up your buffet table with these trendy chalked mason jars.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Black, 8 oz.
Item #2517
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on any piece of wood or even terra cotta! Our new chalkboard paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Easy to use: simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Chalkboard paint is waterbased and non-toxic.


FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Vintage Mustard, 8 oz.
Item #34155
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.


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.


Other Supplies
Three tall quilted mason jars
Darice® finishing accents wood tags 2.25”
Soft cloth
Rubbing alcohol
Flat brush ½”
Paper towels
Water basin
Foam plates


  1. Wash mason jars with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Apply Vintage Mustard to mason jars. Let dry and apply additional coats as desired. Let dry thoroughly.
  3. Lightly sand jars to reveal raised pattern. Wipe chalk dust with paper towel.
  4. Apply a light coat of wax to jars referring to bottle for instructions. Let cure completely.
  5. Buff mason jars with soft cloth.
  6. Apply chalkboard paint to wood tags. When dry, condition by rubbing side of chalk over surface and wipe with paper towel.
  7. Write words with chalk and tie tags to jars with jute.

Project Tip: Paint jars different colors for a different look.

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.

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