Saturday, January 14, 2012

DIY Mason Jar Silhouette Flower Holder

Ever since I did this DIY Silhouette tutorial back in December I've been wanting to create more items to decorate my home. Last week I found this idea on Pinterest, its written in French or Italian so I had to figure out on my own how to put the Silhouette onto some mason jars. I didn't do it correctly the first time but I made it work the second time around. 

- What you need -
Mason Jar (I thrifted mine for $1 today)
white spray paint
Black paint

I used the cut out silhouette I had left over from the tutorial I did back in December and I taped the back of it onto the Mason Jar.

Spray painted it outside in a box and let it dry (it takes 2-3 hours to dry spray paint on glass). 

It didn't come out to well. The paint dripped behind the silhouette leaving it unrecognizable. But I wasn't going to let that stop me from making a flower holder tonight. I put the silhouette on an paper bag and sketched the outline so it was larger. Then I cut it out. 

Tapped the paper bag onto the jar. You can see below where I almost had the previous silhouette but the paint dripped/smeared. I wanted to make sure this was covered so I tapped the cut out over it so I was able to paint over my mistake.  

I used a sponge brush and painted over the cut out. 

Waited till it was dried and took the paper bag off the mason jar. 

Then I took some really durable yarn and tied it around the neck of the mason jar once/double knotted, tied around again/double knotted and tied around a third time double knotting it and leaving a loop so I can hang the jar. Went to Wegmans tonight and bought some Heather flowers and stuck in the jar with a little bit of water. 

Im planning on perfecting this so I can have a bunch of these outside on the brick wall near my garden this spring.

Let me know if you have tried this and what tips you may have for the silhouette. 

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  1. Love it! I will definitely try this. Soon.

  2. Cute! I found the mason jar section at Hobby Lobby yesterday. There will be many more frequent visits. :)

    1. Fun! I also saw on the same french/italian tutorial that you can use a hotgluegun to write out something then spray paint the mason jar, I might try that as well ;-) let me know what you do end up trying and if you find a better way to spray paint on the silhouette


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