Morning Beach Cottage ladies!
OK, so I think that it is pretty reasonable to assume now that it is not safe to leave one alone in the house with Mason Jars – you may, like me, also refer to these humble little items around the house that regularly hold as part of their occupation, jam (you may refer to that as jelly), jalapenos, marmalade or pickle. I intersperse between the two names. Because I am so very international like that.
If you love yourself a mason jar, and love yourself some white about your home, this today could be the place for you, how to paint mason jars, people it is the easiest bit of crafting and painting you will ever do.
There will be a lot of Mason Jars for the next week in Beach Cottage Land, humour me people, sad & lonely cat lady on the beaches of Sydney with wobbly upper arms….you may, or may not wish to participate in the wrapping, painting & foofing of Mason Jars at your peril.
So, white painted Mason Jars, a really easy, simple and effective way to foof a few flowers, try your hand at the elusive thing they call craft (and get some pleasure out of it) and display things prettily to show your home some love.
How to Paint Mason Jars
1. clean & make sure jars are super dry
2. paint jars from top down using a tiny amount of paint
(you can use emulsion (water based) or gloss (oil based) paint – water based will give a more matte finish but will mark easily, oil based will give a smoother glossy finish)
3. allow to dry
4. apply a second coat
5. fill with flowers, wrap with string and enjoy
Always good in my book to include the addition of listening to the radio while one is partaking in any kind of craft, whether wearing just undies or fully clothed…this one involved the wearing of undies (the BC fool proof solution to painting in the daytime without having to ruin or change your clothes) and the listening to BBC Radio 4, feel free to change your choice of station, I do believe Radio 4 is an acquired taste.
And, I have to say, the addition of some string, jute, twine, whatever you like to call it, also works a treat in contrast to the white and country feel of the newly painted jars you have perched all over your old cottage, you get to wrap it around and add a little bit of zee rustic too.
I mean hello, can life be any better than that?
And with that I will leave you…get ready for some Mason Jar love, coming to a blog near you very soon
p.s. thanks for the Barley love, he is fine and right now curled up like a tiny baby in his little house beside me, he is not blogging for a bit while my new site is being designed – once it’s up and ready he’ll have his own little place on this blog with bells on
p.p.s you can listen to the joy that is BBC Radio 4 here, umm & indulge in this radio drama while painting anything that doesn’t move white
p.p.p.s Beach Cottage Cat Lady newsletter goes out today, don’t miss
p.p.p.s. Happy Monday lovelies, have a good week, the sun is shining here x