I love crafting, but even more than that, I love crafting with friends! So when a friend posts a message with a link to a project and says they want to make it, and who wants to join them, I’m always in! This is a perfect Craft Club Idea!
I just love how they came out! I plan on dropping one off to people I visit at church – hope they like them as much as I do! (and PS, sneak peek of the amazing live-edge bench that Trevor made a couple weeks ago, love it too!)
We had two options at our little craft get-together, fall leaves or back-to-school apples, and we used the tutorials from Infarrantly Creative (apples) and Create Craft Love (leaves) (and random, Jill of Create Craft Love lives here in Missouri too – small world!)
—Mason Jars (did you know you can buy them on Amazon – free shipping with prime – score!)
–craft paint or spraypaint
—contact paper or vinyl to make decals
Anyways, since those two blog have their respective tutorials, you can head over there for how to do the project – I won’t be covering the how-to since it’s their project.
But I do have a few tips for you:
–“Ball” mason jars have a design on the back. You want a blank back, which would be the “Kerr” brand
–you’ll want wide-mouth jars – I about got my hand stuck as I tried to position the candle in mine. I had wide-mouth Ball on hand and regular Kerr on hand – wrong combo! The regular worked, it was just tight to get the candle set up inside.
–the decal seemed to peel off a little better with the spraypaint versus the craft paint
–this is a perfect group craft!! it was so fun, I’m thinking of starting a craft club 😉
Here were the colors I went with, cause I know you’ll ask – Michael’s brand Crimson, Mustard, Spanish Olive, Aqua, Golden Brown – you like how I count turquoise as a fall color? 😉
Grab a group of friends, and start crafting – it’s loads of fun!
I also think these would look amazing with the crackle paint technique – it just uses Elmer’s glue and I posted all about that here: How to Crackle Paint on Jars