2/14/14

D.I.Y. Pink Canning Jar

I am sure you have all seen and loved those canning jars with the paint inside of them.... I found a canning jar for .50¢ and thought I'd give it a try.... I am in love! *please note* It is not quite dry or I'd have some flowers in it!

 Now I know from past experience that when you paint on glass it will run down the sides until you have only a thin splotchy layer of paint on the glass. I originally was going to make some think chalk paint, but then I spied this in my garage and decided to try it.

Oh my goodness. I love Fixall even better than mixing in plaster of paris! It made the paint nice and thick, almost a thin clay like mixture that spread really well and was thick enough to stay put! I painted this last night and it still hasn't cured completely-- that is the only down side I see so far. Other than that I have no complaints.

Today I have spent all morning in my backyard and decided to share some pink that I have in my yard. If you don't know it already, I have a pirate themed backyard~ Here is a crate of pink dishes. My girlfriend is going to have a fit when she sees them in my yard as she has the same set and is wanting mine for additional pieces. *wink*
 Some pink flowers in a fabulous silver vase...
Some teeny tiny pink roses on this clock...
 Lastly, some colorful rocks in a bucket. When I see rocks at yard sales, I always buy them. I toss them around my yard and my two small grand kids "find" them... they are always so surprised at the fabulous rocks in Nana's yard. *wink*

I have joined in all the pink fun over at Beverly's Pink Saturday.
big hugs,

9 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love the canning jar....great idea! Will putting water in the jar damage the paint? Your sunny backyard looks devine! I am looking out my window at about a foot of new fallen snow.....be glad when winter is over.

vivian said...

oh pretty! I love pink glass! Happy Valentines day my friend
xoxo
vivian

augcott said...

Love the pink jar ... I think I'm going to have no choice but to try this out! :-)
Have a wonderful weekend.
diane @ thoughts and shots

My Crafty Little Page said...

Love the canning jar and that's a great tip for painting them. Cute post...Happy Valentine's Day xo Nancy

Kay Ellen said...

Very pretty :)) love the color of paint on the canning jar!
Happy Pink Saturday & Valentine's Day!

xo
Kay Ellen

Michelle Pitts said...

Lovely assortment of pinks HPS Michelle

Patricia Miller said...

Wow. I love your pirate themed back yard. Is it OK if I copy your idea?

DJAjewels said...

Love the pink jar and the colorful rocks. I've been meaning to try painting some old jars ... might have to try your technique with the Fix All. Thanks for sharing!
Irene

Marti McClure said...

Love the jar and thanks for the tip! Happy Valentines Day and Pink Saturday too! Marti