This week I will do another craft at the end of the week to make up for it so that I still am on track. Here now is
Jar Luminaries from Crafts by Amanda
These were pretty simple. Kitten (my daughter) even got in on the action this week. She has asked about making a fabric bowl from last week, but we haven't gotten around to it yet. This, however, was irresistible.
Supplies were pretty basic:
Glass jars (plastic would work too if you think the paint will stick)
Acrylic Paint in your choice of colors
A note on the jars: make sure that at least one side is smooth. My jars have raised letters on one side so I put that side to the back. I have some little pint jars that are round and would have made cute pumpkins if it weren't for all the decorations that are on the glass.
Next step was pretty straight forward, paint the jars.
Drawing them on with the sharpie was a little difficult. The paint kept trying to peel off. I'm not sure if this is because I didn't let it dry very long or if the jars were still a little dusty. The paint on the white jar was a little thicker so it had to dry longer before I could do the face.
I like the way they look even better in person.
Now for the breakdown. Overall this craft was fun, fast and easy.
A few notes:
Don't put the paint on too thick or your candle won't show through. Kitten was trying to avoid brush lines and her paint ended up a little thick. This made the candle lighting anti climactic.
Lighting the candles is a pain. I plan on picking up some LED tea lights later this week.
I didn't put the glaze on my jars since unlike Amanda I use these jars for food pretty regularly. This way at the end of the holiday season I can simply scrub off the paint and put them back with the rest of my canning jars. No figuring out where to store more breakable decorations either.