Blogger Mason Jar Challenge
This Amazing Mason Jar Transformation is waaaaayyy easier than it looks. You could complete this in one day. I did!
I belong to an online community for creative people called “Creators Studio“. Rustoleum is one of their sponsors. Rustoleum(not Affiliated) sponsored this challenge for the “Creators Studio”. They offered cash awards for first, second and third places. This particular challenge was only open to bloggers but anyone is welcome to join Creators Studio. Many challenges are open to all.
Rustoleum recently invited 20 DIY bloggers from Creator’s Studio to get as creative as possible with mason jars. They were required to transform plain old mason jars using at least 2 Rust-Oleum products… the rest was up to their imagination!
My “Mason Jar Challenge” Entry
I really could not come up with anything I had not seen before using Mason Jars. They are so popular these days! They have been transformed into everything from chandeliers to snow globes. I was determined that if I could not be original, I would focus on being fabulous….with whatever idea I came up with.
With the Holidays just around the corner, I decided to focus on one of my favorite things….Decor! What’s more fabulous than an amazing holiday centerpiece for your table. Everyone will be focused on your table setting as they gather round for Christmas Dinner! Well, at least till you serve the ham!
Somehow we start out with a plan and end up somewhere else! I ended up not using the little red pinecones but I did add a bit of floral foam. I also ended up using a floral pick for taper candles. You will see this in a step or two down.
I placed the window cling shaped like a reindeer on the mason jar and patted down the edges so that it would have a nice seal all the way around.
I cut a hole in the mason jar lid large enough for the floral taper pick to fit down into. See the picture below…
I painted everything with Rose Gold Rust-Oleum Brand Spray Paint. It is worth saying that when painting on glass please be very careful with it even after you think It’s dry. Let it “cure” untouched, overnight for best adhesion. I also recommend using a Rust-Oleum sealer in your choice of finish to seal it.
Disclaimer; Rust-Oleum did not supply any products nor did they pay any compensation for this post. There is, however, a prize package consisting of Gift Card and product.
Then It was All A Blurr……
I would like to say I have pictures of the next steps but at no point was there listed a deadline for submission for this project. I had E-Mailed them Saturday and awoke this morning to an E-Mail stating deadline was 11.00 A.M. central. The above is what I had completed to that point. I had ONE HOUR to complete the project, take pics of the finished project, write descriptions and submit to Creators Studio! Amazingly, I managed. There was no time to take step by steps at this point! So here’s what happened next…..
1) I used my Rust-Oleum Burgundy Spray paint and painted the center section of the wood candle base after quickly taping off where I wanted it to stay gold. You can see the center well in pic below.
2) I quickly spray painted my frost inside the mason jar so you could see the twinkle lights through Rudolph. Let that dry.
3) Take the small round and flat floral foam and cut a thin slice off the small end and cut down the edges so that they were the same circumference as the mason jar lid insert that we had drilled the hole through for the taper pick.
It Got Fast & Furious Here…….
4) Glue gun in hand, I glued the ribbon around the screw on portion of the mason jar lid. then the mason jar itself to the wood candle base, the Burgundy Flower garland around the space where the mason jar and candle base meet. Then I glued pieces of the faux greenery to the floral foam we just cut down to match the lid.
5) I placed my twinkle lights inside the mason jar. Placed the 2 jar lid pieces together and on the jar. Glued the floral foam piece with the greenery on it to the top outer portion of the lid. I then glued the Taper floral pick and pushed it down through the floral foam on top of the jar through the center and the drilled hole.
6) Cut down the candle painted gold because it was so long and placed it in the floral taper pick on top of the jar, wrapped a bit of greenery around it and glued on 3 lovely little gold Ornaments around the candle base.
Ready for My Close Up Mr. DeMille!
I hope you were inspired to try your own Mason Jar Transformation. If you like upcycles please check out my other posts here. If you have any questions regarding the project or steps please feel free to use the comments section and I will respond to you. Thanks for visiting!
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