These are finished small embossed mug jars we bought at the dollar store.
Easy Dollar Store Christmas Jars!
We throw a 'Christmas Cake Party' every year and give out a candy jar as a gift. This post is how we made dollar store mug jars look like one hundred billion dollar store mug jars....yikes, that was a lame intro!
First you'll tape off the threads, so you can screw the lid on. You don't want to paint this part.
Next you'll use Annie Sloan paint!
I know, I know! Annie Sloan Paint is expensive and you can make your own chalk paint. Please share your chalk paint recipes in the comments! I love DIY chalk paint, but my super-awesome-lovely-perfect wife Mariko doesn't. She's been hypnotized by Annie Salon products!
Anywho, Annie Sloan paint is awesome and easy to use. You don't need to prime the glass first either! Just paint away.
We used Annie Sloan original for the jars and Annie Sloan Primer Red for the lids.
The jars and the lids needed three coats of paint.
Next, you'll sand over the embossment like a boss...Ba Dum Tsss!
It's the cover picture again! These are the finished jars (again) with some swag wrapped around under the lid. We found that fresh looking swag decor in the dollar store too around the fake flowers area.
The last step is to fill the jars up with candy! Hooray!
These make awesome gifts and we even made a bunch of extras to display.
Christmas cake party time y'all! These were mostly made by children!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody!
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