Frosted Vine Glass Jar

I’ve been doing a lot of glass painting since I got to try out Plaid’s new Martha Stewart Glass Paint line (did you see the glass lamp thrift find I fixed up?) and I want to show you all a quick project I made.  Anything glass just lying around my house now is subject to getting a makeover. ;) 
This is a glass jar with a lid that last year held Halloween candy.  (I’m holding off on filling it until at least October… the fewer times it gets filled, the fewer times it gets emptied, LOL.)

But I just love the sprayer in this line, so I mixed up some silver paint with the spray medium, and cut my own stencil out of contact paper for it.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut the shape of the week from a couple weeks ago on some clear contact paper.  Don’t use vinyl here – contact paper is much less sticky.  You do want a nice clean edge, so it does need to be sticky, but you want your stencils to be easily removable.  You can just as easily cut a design out with scissors too – I just went the fast route.
I stuck them vertically on my glass jar, and took it outside to paint.  (And needing to go outside to spray was a great opportunity for my kiddo to enjoy her water table again before the weather changes, as you can see.  Hey – we girls were doing what we love most, crafting and splashing!)  You can see that the tails are kid of sticking up off the edges.  I’m glad I did it this way, it made them very easy to peel off and remove.

I gave it a nice even coat of paint, and removed the stencils while the paint was still wet.  You don’t want it to dry before removing your stencil if you can help it, because it can peel the paint off with it when you do.  (If it dries more than you mean for it to, try running a utility knife along the edge of your stencil before removing it to be on the safe side.)

Once it’s dry, you can also use a scraper on any parts that may have gotten a little paint that shouldn’t have.  I used a scraper on the bottom of the jar to remove the little bit of spray that I got on there from painting it while it was upside-down.

Tadaa!  It’s like a whole new piece, now!  But question… what should I put in there to avoid filling it with (and subsequently emptying it of) candy??

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  1. Danni Baird says

    Love it Adrianne! I have got to get a silhouette and I want to try that paint! As for what to fill it with….I have no idea…I was going with candy anyway!!

  2. Jill says

    That looks great! I love easy projects like this! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  3. Sarah says

    I saw the paint sprayer at Michaels this past week and wondered how it worked – thanks so much for sharing at our link party, because now I can go get it! :) Hope to see you again next week!

  4. Jessi says

    Super cute, and that paint sprayer looks great! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. Jenny Yarbrough says

    CUTE! I haven't gotten into my supplies yet, but I cannot wait to try them. This looks great!

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