Wednesday, January 10, 2018

How to paint BUFFALO CHECK PLAID on Mason Jars

Am I the only one who feels sad to see all the Christmas  Decorations put away? The house looks so empty. I decided to leave out some items like the Buffalo Check Plaid Jars on  the mantel and the plaid throws on the sofa. I am thinking it looks like winter décor.


 
 
 
I added an early Valentine's sign too.
This is an easy project. No need to worry about straight lines.....here's what you need.


 
 
 
Any glass jar, I used a pint jar
White Chalk paint, you can use Acrylic but the chalk will stick to the glass
Black Acrylic paint, Grey Acrylic paint. I used Pewter Grey.
A foam or bristle  1 '' brush and a smaller brush for detail work.

Paint the outside of your jar with the chalk paint and let dry.


Next you will be painting the vertical stripes. I painted 5 stripes about 1'' thick with about 1'' space between each stripe. The stripes don't need to be perfect, messy is fine.

Then add the horizontal stripes. I started under the rim near the lip of the jar. Stripes are 1'' with 1'' of space between.
 

 
It starts to look like plaid but the real magic begins with the next step.
 
 
 
Now you use the black paint and a small brush to come back over all the places where the stripes cross over each other. Isn't that amazing!
After your jar is dry, you can fill with fresh flowers like I did and add some ribbon if you prefer.
I just tied some jute around the top. If you have it you can seal with clear wax or matte spray sealer but it is not necessary.
 
 
I hope you like this project!
xoxLisaS
 
 
 
 
Here is a link to my BUFFALO CHECK PLAID- in PASTEL colors
 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much ! I somehow lost your comment until now oops.
      xoxLisaS

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  2. retouching the black squares really made it pop! Great thinking there. I absolutely love how you have all three of them in the last shot. great idea. -Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much ! I am so glad you like them.
      I am working on some SPRING PASTELS next.
      xoxLisaS

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  3. These are adorable! I love buffalo plaid. Thanks for sharing them with us at Snickerdoodle Link party this week. Pinning!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love snickerdoodle !
      xoxLisaS

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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  5. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. You are sweet ! Thank you for hosting!
      xoxLisaS

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      So glad you stopped by.
      xoxLisaS

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  7. I had to look twice at these because at first I thought they were fabric covered. Love these! Featuring when my party opens up tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol ! I love what you said!!
      Thank you for hosting. I am excited and honored to be featured. xoxLisaS

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    1. THANK YOU! I am working on some spring pastels next.
      xoxLisaS

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  9. I just love these Lisa!! Black and white anything for me! Great job! Pinning!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I love the black and white too. It has gone from winter to spring and probably longer !
      so nice to have you visit. xoLisaS

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  10. I love recycling jars so this project caught my eye. What a fun look. I think this will be a project I try very soon.

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    1. Debra, the reply below is for you :) I keep messing up on my replies ! Thank you again.xoLisaS

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  11. I am so glad you stopped by. I noticed the Pasta sauce jars such as RAGU or CLASSICO are a bit more square sided and that helps with the straight lines of the stripes. Thank you Debra ! xoLisaS

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