Fall is coming. . well at least that’s how it feels here in Michigan. The weather has already turned to sweatshirt cold and I am getting the inner itch to pull out my pumpkin decorations. But no. . it is only August! I can not let myself go there already, so instead I used my fall itch and created something fall inspired. This summer I had a lot of old mason jars lying around and I started painting them and using them as flower vases in my home. I painted them fun summer colors like white, turquoise and lime green. However, I wanted to start making my fall vases to swap them out with and used a similar technique to create this one. . . just a little bit different.
To create this fun fall inspired vase I first started with a clean, old mason jar. I spray painted the inside with black paint. Be careful doing this because it tends to fume up a lot! I would recommend being outdoors with PLENTY of air.
After I painted the interior black, I then painted the exterior orange. I used Rust-oleum paint and primer to do this project. It just covers better than the other paints and I found it was easier to get an even coat.
Once everything was dry, I then took an old nail and scrapped away at the place I wanted to look aged. This removed the orange paint and allowed the black to show through. Pretty cool. .
Finally, I sprayed the whole thing over (inside and out) with a waterproof sealer. If you are going to want to use this as a vase, you will need to do this step. Otherwise the paint will deteriorate on the inside when holding water for long periods of time.
I added a few marigolds to my vase and set it up in my kitchen window. It may be a little to early in the season to start using this, but hey. . I like it. Plus, if the weather keeps up like it is we will be having fall soon anyways.
Thanks for crafting with us!
<3 Dick and Jane