I hope everyone has been having a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Has anyone done anything fun this weekend? Feel free to share with me 🙂
Today I am going to do my mini step by step instructions on how to make my mason jar kleenex holders. These are super cute, they add just the right amount of color to a room or to an office.
Let’s get started!
What you will need
- Mason Jars (any kind)
- Paint (Chalk paint works so good! Acrylic paint works really good too. Americana and Martha Stewart paints I’ve found work the best when using Acrylic)
- Foam paint brushes (medium size)
- X-Facto Knife
- Thick scrapbook paper (the thicker the better)
- Stick On Stencils (mine are from Martha Stewarts collection, they stick on and stay in place and come off so easily and you can wash them off and reuse them.)
Clean your mason jar with some alcohol and make sure it’s dry before you start painting.
Start painting the jar with your foam brush, use an up and down motion just like you’re painting walls so you don’t get any bumps. After your first coat, let it dry for about a half hour to an hour. Start your second coat. I did about 3 coats all together just to make sure everything was covered and smooth.
After your mason jars are painted and fully dry, that’s when you start to put your stencil on.
Like I said I used the Martha Stewart stick on and reusable stencils. They work amazing and you can find all of her products on amazon. They work really well for any craft project.
Stick your stencil(s) on and use a clean foam brush to slowly dab the paint onto the stencil. Slowly pull your stencil off so you don’t smear any of the paint and let it dry for about a half hour.
Spray your jar with a clear sealer. I used a clear sealer with semi-gloss, so it gave it more of a glossy finished look.
Use the top lid of your mason jar to trace a circle with onto your scrapbook paper.
Next use your X-Facto knife to carefully (they are very sharp) cut out an X shape in the middle of the circle. Carefully place your kleenex into the jar and slowly feed your kleenex into the opening and seal your lid.
After that you are finished! It’s such an easy DIY project to try out. They make great gifts or they make a great accent to your own home or office.
If you end up making any, please share pictures in the comments! I would love to see them 🙂