For project 2 of the 52 projects, I am continuing with the jar theme. You could use this as a vase, pencil or paintbrush holder, decorative piece, votive or as I thought I would use it, a candy dish. I also wanted to stick with something small because R and I are moving at the end of the month. Big exciting projects to come. I hope….
Anyways I love me some sauerkraut. Although this may seem off topic, it really isn’t. Cause you see I used this cute jar that once contained my sauerkraut. I like how it looks like a little glass barrel.
You can use any jar you like, or an old vase or even a mug. The possibilities are endless! On a side note, I have to say this project is nifty, thrifty, and eco-friendly.
Once you pick your vessel, you will need paint, and a paintbrush. It’s super easy. I simply painted around the already existing design. If your jar is plain, create your own, with stripes, geometric shapes, or patterns. It may take a few coats.
To be honest, I initially started out in a different direction, hoping to create a stained glass look. Fail. So I moved on and painted the center strip a dark blue/purplish color. I don’t know I have feel about it. R said he likes it. He even went as far as to say he would pay $9.99 for it. I think he likes it as a lantern/votive. With the tea light in it, it reminds me of these Moroccan Lanterns somewhat. Perhaps I will make a set.