Hi All! This is my first post after retirement, and it feels really strange not having to get up and go to work in the middle of the night. Now I can have a normal schedule and can do whatever I want. Like working in my garden, upcycle one of my thrift store items do some much-needed blogging things, etc. Or just do nothing at all! So, for my first retirement post I will be sharing a quick way to makeover some of the jars that I have saved. These upcycled stenciled jars are an easy way to jazz up some empty glass jars to be used as utensil holders, vases, makeup brush holders even in the craft room as storage for paint brushes etc.
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Upcycled stenciled jars
Start off by gathering all the jars and giving them a good hot soapy water bath and let dry.
Pick your paint colors and give each jar two Coats of paint. I love chalk paint because it adheres to just about anything without any prepping.
Once the jars are painted and dry go back and sand if you desire a distressed look.
Wipe clean and secure the stencil with blue tape, then start stenciling in the wording. I stenciled a different word on each jar.
Let that dry then tie a piece of twine around the neck of each jar.
That’s all there is to these upcycled stenciled jars, and now you have some pretty vases, or storage containers.
Supplies for Upcycled Stenciled Jars
Paint of choice
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Linda, these jars came out awesome! You need to give classes for beginners like me. Love all your craftiness!
Linda @ Mixed Kreations says
Thanks Julie! I sure wish I was more of a people person and not shy so I could teach classes, make videos. Maybe some day I’ll get the nerve to make instructional video. LOL Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle Leslie says
Whoop, whoop, congrats on getting your freedom back 😀 and I’m so impressed with your stenciling skills, Linda. I never seem to get it right. The stencil moves and the letters don’t line up and it’s a big smudgy mess. I’ll keep trying though, maybe one day I’ll get the hang of it.
Linda @ Mixed Kreations says
Thanks Michelle! This retirement feels weird, like I’m lost because I am so use to getting up so early on a daily bases. I do believe that it is going to take me a while to get back on a normal schedule. Some days my stenciling turns out and other days it smears. It just takes practice and very little paint. One day we will both get it down. LOL.