I made these cute little jars the other day, inspired by Martha's etched jars. I just felt like I wanted something I could change when I wanted to, so I added my own little twist.
Then I made one for my aunt, who needed a little space to save some tax money! Her's isn't changable since she isn't allowed to use it for anything but taxes! :)
I started with this jar:
Then used Metallic spray paint to make the lid pretty
2 coats did the trick.
While that was drying, I used goo gone (wonderful!) to get the gunky stuff off the jar
Then I taped off a square that I wanted to spray with chalkboard paint and painted it with 2 coats of chalkboard paint
After it was dry, I thought it was a little boring:
So I added an etched design above and below the chalkboard area.
I just made a little design on contact paper and put it on the jar, then cut the design out with an x-acto knife
Apply armor etch generously and let it sit for 10 or 15 min. I have seen where many people say to remove it after 5 minutes and reapply, but I found that it makes no difference if you take it off and reapply, but sometimes I ended up moving a bit of the contact paper and ruining my design, so now I just leave it on the entire time.
Be sure that your etching creme doesn't run-
(While you're waiting 15 mintues for it to etch, you can make another craft- that's what I did! I will post it later)
Rinse the armor etch off in the sink:
Remove the contact paper and you're done!
Then there is the version with just the etching- I just used scotch tape and contact paper. I think they turned out pretty cute!
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