I was recently asked by 3M, the makers of Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape (Visit ScotchBlue.com for more information. ), to come up with a fun and festive project using Scotch Blue Tape. Now, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE glass jars. Do you? I love to use them around the house as part of your Christmas Decor and for all sorts of other things. One can never have too many decorative jars.
So, I thought it would be fun to use some Scotch Blue Tape to dress up a couple of jars that I could then use as part of my Holiday Christmas Décor. I wanted to make the jar fairly classic in design and color, so that I could use it year round for several different holidays and purposes.
I love how clean and simple the end product came out. I can already see several ways to be able to use the jar. Throw some a berry garland and some battery powered Christmas lights in the jar and set in the middle of a Pine Wreath to make a sparkly table centerpiece for your Holiday Table, or drop a candle inside (carefully) to create a festive mood in your home. (I light my candle with a piece of spaghetti…true story!)
The jar was really easy to make. I simply took a nice glass jar and then used some Scotch Blue Tape to mark off areas that I did not want to be covered with paint. Be sure to thoroughly clean the jar so that the tape and paint stick.
Feel free to get creative here. Now, my personality likes clean and simple lines…but you could do a chevron pattern, plaid or skewed lines…or, punch some circles out of your tape with a round circle pattern and make polka-dots. You can also get creative with punch letters and other punch patterns. There are so many ways you could use Scotch Blue Tape to dress up your jars.
Be sure to cover all areas of the jar you do not want to be painted. Then take your favorite spray paint and spray your jar. Frosted glass spray would also be fun to use to! Let your jar sit for a few minutes (till it is no longer tacky) but not fully dry and then remove the tape. If you remove the tape when the paint is still damp, the paint will not pull up off of the jar.
The possibilities are endless. I want to make another jar and fill it up with some red and white Christmas Candy for me to
eat use as decor.
Another fun idea would be to pretty up some jars and gift them filled with some Holiday goodness. This is such an easy way to add some festive fun to the Holidays. Be sure to stop back by The Idea Room later this week for a free printable for some Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar!
Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. To join the creative community, visit the ScotchBlue Facebook Page.