Thanksgiving DIY: Lettered Metallic Mason Jars

This Thanksgiving, add a beautiful glow of shimmers to your mantel with these colorful, metallic and lettered mason jars. This “hearthwarming” project is from the creative mind of Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky and embraces the love of family. Let us see how she created them!
Supplies Needed
• Acrylic Bonding Primer
• Mason Jars
• Sapphire Metallic Paint
• Copper Metallic Paint
• Teal Metallic Paint
• Olympic Gold Metallic Paint
• Antique Copper Metallic Paint
• Hunter Green Metallic Paint
• Paint Brushes
• Letters: Cricut Prints or Ready Made Letters from a Hobby Store
After deciding on which word or lettering you’d like to display on your jars, select that number of mason jars to paint. With the word ‘Family’, there were six jars to paint.
Next, pick your favorite Metallic Paint colors and brush on 2 – 3 coats, letting each layer dry completely. Debbie used Sapphire Metallic Paint for the “F”, Copper Metallic Paint for the “A”, Teal Metallic Paint for the “M”, Olympic Gold for the “I”, Antique Copper for the “L”, and Hunter Green Metallic Paint for the “Y”.
As the Metallic Paint coats dry, create a page of letters to attach to the front of your mason jars. Debbie used the CopperPlate Bold at 151 and printed the letters from a Cricut. You can also purchase ready-made letters from your local craft store!
By using a piece of double stick tape, you can quickly adhere a letter to each jar. Feel free to add pretty flowers or other decorations to taste. We’re sure you’ll love the look once they’re lined up on a mantle or shelf in your home!
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  • Cassandra
    on Jan 22, 2019

    Can you use spray paint

  • Michelle
    on Apr 29, 2019

    What is the best way to apply the letters so that they do not get creases where The jar rounds?

  • Barbara
    on Jun 20, 2019

    in your supplies list you have a primer, but it is not in your steps. Did you use the primer for these jars? I found that the paint showed the brush marks and I'm wondering if the primer would help to eliminate these and make it look smoother like your photos

    • Linda Rumburg Padgett
      on Sep 20, 2019

      There was no instructions about using the primer. However, there was a picture showing painting each jar with a primer color. This of course is not my project but my review of it. Hope that helps.

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