Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Painted Mason Jar Flower Arrangements

I'm breaking a blogger rule and posting this extremely last minute because I honestly forgot all about them.  Not good planning on my part!  I figure better late than never and these little Mason Jars would be a great decoration for any season even though I did mine with Valentine's Day in mind!  I made mine in a few hours and ready to go on my table to add a pop of color.

 You will need:
Chalky Finish Paint and of course my favorite is Americana Decor by Decoart
Paint Brush
Jars
Wax to protect them if you'd like
Embellishments of your choice.  I used paper doilies, felt hearts and Baker's Twine
Dollar Store flowers or any silk flower
Tray and tray filler if you'd like

 The most time consuming part of this project is painting the jars.  Just use your chalky finish paint and brush it on the outside of the jars and let it dry and do another coat.  I did 3 coats on mine to make sure they were well covered.  I then sanded them lightly and applied a coat of Wax from Americana Decor to finish them.

Now the fun part...embellishing them
 I laid a felt heart on top of a paper doily and then wrapped twine around the jars several times to hold that in place and tied a knot.  I didn't want to glue the doily and the heart down because I might want to use these jars for Christmas or another occasion where red is appropriate.  That is it!  You could finish them at that but I wanted mine to be a little more colorful for a centerpiece so I filled them with silk flowers from the dollar store and then added in some fun heart garland made into little "curly q's".  That was all there was to it!  
 I used a red tray that I usually use at Christmas and then filled the tray with plastic hearts from the dollar store and then placed my vases on the center of the table and it was the perfect centerpiece.
I think these would be so cute for Easter or Sprint using pastel colors and filling them with pretty spring flowers!  I think I will be making a set for that too.  I'm thinking pinks, blues, yellows and greens.  

Happy Valentine's Day!

6 comments:

  1. So Pretty! I can sooo identify with the last minute thing.....I just remembered a post today that I had been wanting to write for Valentine's Day...I guess it'll have to wait until next year...the sad thing is, I said that last year!! Where does the time go? Warm Hugs,

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    1. Thank you so much. It is amazing how fast the time goes.

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  2. So cute! Looks sweet like a Valentine Day! Hugs

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  3. Thank u next year I can make but they can still make for Christmas too now I have something different for the children to make I volunteer at an elementary school and the children enjoy doing things that I bring for them to make. They r adorable.

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    1. Great idea for the kids. I am sure they will enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

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