Old jars inspired these painted farmhouse jars. I’ve been accumulating old jars from yard sales and auctions, and I even had a friend who gifted me with a few from her sweet mama.
While several are canning jars, the raised “designs” and lettering are different than new ones. I wanted to come up with something that would allow me to display them while also highlighting their designs.
I sponge painted them with a cream paint and let them dry thoroughly…
…Then I gave them a quick distressing with sand paper. This really makes the raised designs pop.
To accentuate the farmhouse look, I wrapped ribbon, lace, jute and/or fabric around the jars.
As a finishing touch, scraps of lace were tied around the brims and wood hearts or stars were glued over the knots.
But then I decided they needed a little something-something. They looked…empty.
So, in addition to the quickie jars, I came up with a quickie tissue paper flower using old tissue paper patterns.
For each flower cut four 8″ squares from the tissue paper.
For each petal, fold one square in half. Working along the long open edge, finger gather the edge.
Recycle those old stems and leaves you removed from flowers on other projects. Yep, I know you have them. Now you have a project for them. Wrap a stem with floral tape and add a leaf halfway down the stem.
Apply craft glue around the top 1″ of the stem. Wrap the gathers of a tissue petal around the glue. Turn the stem slightly. Add more glue to the end and add another petal.
Add the remaining two petals in the same way.
Wrap floral tape around the tissue paper covering the top of the stem. Continue to wrap down the stem about an inch.
I added 2-3 flowers per jar.
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