RIP mason jars—here’s a stunning fall idea with spaghetti jars instead

I know you have seen how you can take a mason jar & do many things with it. But what about a simple jar? Say a spaghetti jar with a little style. So this is how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall.

Time: 4 Hours Cost: $3 Difficulty: Easy

 

how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall
The first thing to do is to clean the jars thoroughly making sure to remove the label and sticky glue.  Let the jars dry. After the jars were thoroughly dry, I decided to experiment and layer the paint.  It wasn’t worth the effort.  When I do it again I will only use one color and do several coats of paint.

 

how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall
I painted over the brown paint with a cream color and then sanded to highlight the raised areas.

 

how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall
Then I selected one of my favorite letter stencils.  I decided to trace the letter on the jar instead of stenciling.  My worry is the paint would seep under the stencil since it would not lay flat.  Put the “f” on one jar, an “a” on the second jar and two “l’s” on the 3rd one.  Notice how the “l’s” appear to be falling?

 

how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall
For a sophisticated look use copper craft paint to fill in the letters. The copper paint can really up the wow factor of a piece.   You can paint the part to connect the parts of the letter.  I decided to paint it just as the letter is shown on the stencil. Let the paint dry and then wax the jars.

 

how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall
For a sophisticated look use copper craft paint to fill in the letters. The copper paint can really up the wow factor of a piece.   You can paint the part to connect the parts of the letter.  I decided to paint it just as the letter is shown on the stencil. Let the paint dry and then wax the jars.

 

how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall
And now to disguise the top of the jar take the rope. Start at the bottom of the mouth of the jar and hot glue the rope to the jar.  Wrap and glue until you reach the top.  Dab a bit of glue to the rope on the cut end so it lays on the top and doesn’t unravel.

 

how to give a jar a sophisticated look for fall
Can you believe how sophisticated these lowly spaghetti jars look now?

Materials I used for this project:

Spaghetti jars   (Grocery store)

Rope   (Home Improvement store)

Paint   (Craft store)

Stencil Letters   (Craft store)

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