This month for the Pinterest Challenge, the theme is focused on Mother’s Day. The challenge is to recreate a inspirational pin for the holiday. For several reasons which I will explain more about in this post, I chose to make a Simply Blessed Mother’s Day mason jar tissue holder.
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My choice to paint a mason jar for a Mother’s Day present has a lot to do with not only the holiday but because I love decorating with mason jars. I have pinned hundreds of pins over the years on painted mason jars, storage with mason jars, and of course mason jars in home decor.
Let’s all support recycling.
Another thing I do, that my family and friends tease me about, is that I strongly encourage recycling. Thrift store furniture pieces are the best recycle projects! I recycle anything and everything I can, especially plastic and glass jars. So imagine my distress last year when at our recycling center all of the glass bins were taken out!
Thinking it was just a temporary thing, I continued to collect my glass for recycling in boxes. That soon became a whole shelf, and then two shelves, in my pantry filled with empty jars because the bins did not come back. A call in to both counties around me and I found that the reason was that the closest glass recycling center for us is in Atlanta, GA and it was just too cost prohibitive to recycle glass.
I just can’t throw a glass jar in the trash!
So I continue to hang on to them and will find a way to remake them into home decor items or donate them. They will get reused and not thrown in the trash! This was another reason for the inspiration for this month’s challenge.
The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is about Mother’s Day or projects geared towards the women in our lives.
This project was inspired by this Pinterest pin —>> Bless You Jars.
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You Are Simply Blessed Painted Mason Jar Tissue Holder
The inspiration pin gave excellent instructions on how to keep the paint from chipping off your painted jar projects. I didn’t follow it exactly, but it did give me enough guidance to add a few extra steps to my own project for a great paint finish.
First, I coated the outside of the jar with matte finish Mod Podge so that the acrylic paint would stick to the glass better.
Second, I painted the jar in navy acrylic paint. This took 3 coats of navy acrylic paint on the outside of the jar and several days to dry.
Then, I took the jars (working on several at the same time) and sprayed down each jar with Rust-oleum Triple Thick Glaze for two coats of a nice shiny surface. I allowed this to dry overnight.
The center of the lid for the opening for the tissues can be easily made with spare fabric or felt. Since I had a coordinating fabric in my craft stash, I decided to use that instead of felt.
Using a white coloring pencil, trace the outline of the mason jar lid ring onto the fabric and cut it out. I then used fabric glue to attach the fabric to the inside of the ring. But first, I easily cut an X-shape with the scissors in the center of the circle to create the opening for the tissues.
I used my new Cricut Joy™ to create a permanent decal for the jar. But you can also recreate the same look with a sharpie or acrylic paint. The vinyl decal is cut in a silver permanent vinyl to coordinate with the silver of the mason jar lid ring. Instead of recreating the “Bless You” phrase, I went with a “You are Simply Blessed” phrase as a reminder to my mother that is she so blessed and a blessing, every time she reaches for a tissue.
This jar can be used for more than tissues. It can be filled with love notes, daily gratitude notes, spare change, or even filled with flowers.
For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓
My Pinterventures • Across the Boulevard Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Farm Girl Reformed • Slices of Life Decorate and More with Tip • Purple Hues and Me Life Beyond Kitchen • Modern on Monticello • EyeLoveKnots Create with Cynthia • This Autoimmune Life • Stone Cottage Adventures • Teadoddles Our Good Life • White Arrows Home
Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓
2 Corinthians 1:5 “God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.”