Happy Monday and welcome to our Spring Challenge! Today a group of 8 bloggers will be sharing their DIY projects. We were given the challenge of using fabric, Modge Podge and recycling something in our homes for this Spring activity. I will tell you my creativity was certainly challenged. However, once we ate two jars of Homestyle Ragu, I had just the jars that I needed to complete this Spring project! Please follow along for my inspired Spring journey and those of 7 Lovely bloggers.
All links are at the end of this post.
I am a jar saver, I think it all began with the multitude of mason jars that Mother had in her basement. Those jars were used for canning, picking berries, flower vases, water jugs, craft jars and more.
So when I find a jar that strikes my fancy the first I thing I do is soak off the label and wash it up real good.
I liked these Ragu jars from the beginning because to me they had an old time feel.
So here we go with our Blogger Spring Challenge of Recycling and then using Fabric and Modge Podge.
I have included a step by step look on how to paint, distress, then apply modge podge and fabric to a jar.
This project takes one day to complete because of drying time in-between applying chalk paint, sanding and then the process of modge podge.
Chalk Paint & Distressing a Jar
*Acrylic Chalk Paint
*Paper to cover work area
*Paper Towels for clean up
*Cover your work area with paper.
*Pour small amount of chalk paint onto paper plate.
*Using a paint brush apply one to coats of chalk paint to jar, allowing to dry in- between applications.
*Dry thoroughly before sanding.
This project was a trial and error journey, but I believe that I have it figured out now, so I am quite thrilled to be sharing it with you!
First I sanded the jar on the left lightly, then I discovered that I needed to be a little more aggressive to give them the distressed look that I wanted. I went heavier in different areas to give them an aged appearance.
These jars are all ready now for Modge Podge using fabric.
I chose to go with a Spring theme by using blue chalk paint, floral vintage fabric and multi-color ric-rac trim for my Easter table in our Breakfast nook.
Fabric Modge Podge The Jar
*Fabric measured and cut
*Cover your work area.
*Measure your jars to determine the amount of fabric you will need.
*Cut Fabric with pinking shears to avoid fraying.
*Measure ric-rac and cut to desired to length.
*Pour modge-podge onto paper plate.
*Brush modge-podge onto jar, place fabric on top of jar and brush on more modge-podge.
*Repeat until jar/jars are covered with fabric.
*Brush modge-podge on ric-rac and on jar.
*Let dry for several hours before using.
Thank you so much for joining us all today, we appreciate you taking the time out of your busy days to share that time with us!
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