Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DecoArt Chalk Paint Mini Mason Jar Planters

Hi all! Today I'm sharing a cute little project I made for this month's Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge. The theme for August is 'Old is New - Choose Your Own Theme'. The Inspiration Team was recently sent a selection of older dies of Eileen's to play with. I had just found these adorable little mason jars at The Dollar Tree and thought they might just be perfect with Eileen's sweet bird die that comes with two other dies in a set. Here's how I made these tiny planters.

Paint the jars with several coats of DecoArt Chalky Finish paint, letting it try completely between applications. When totally dry, gently sand to remove some of the paint. Apply Elizabeth Craft Designs adhesive tape to the bottom of the jar and cover with ECD Antique Silver Microfine Glitter.

To create the bird, adhere vintage French book pages to white cardstock. Die cut two birds using Eileen Hull's bird die, remembering to reverse the layer of the second bird (cutting it with the non-text side down) so that it's a mirror image. Adhere the bird die cuts to each other, sandwiching a skewer in between them. Let dry.

To finish my little jar planter, I added potting soil and a sprig of sedum. I tied a bit of twine (you can find it at The Dollar Tree as well!) around the skewer and inserted it into the jar. Done!

This was such a simple project compared to what I usually make, but I love it so much! I need to remember that sometimes, less is more. I made these for little treats for my friends, but I think they'd be such perfect wedding or party favors. Cheap, easy, and cute!

I've linked to the supplies I used below. The jars aren't identical, but very similar to the ones I used - actually a bit cuter to be honest!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you will share your art with us at Eileen's Art with Heart challenge this month. There is a fantastic prize package to be won!


  1. They are darling! Great idea. Love how they turned out.

  2. I love everything about these cute little jars Shelly! Great jars- love the paint job and extra touch of glitter, plus nice green touch of plant. So cool!

  3. Very cute Shelly, love them!

  4. I love how your mason jars turned out. These would make cute gifts. Feel free to come linkup at the Inspiration Spotlight party sometime if you like.

  5. These are soooo cute! Sadly I did not find those cute little jars on my therapy day!

  6. Love this idea so much... great way to use up old book pages when junk journaling as well!


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