Saturday, March 10, 2018

How to paint BUFFALO CHECK PLAID - PASTEL COLORS on Mason Jars

One of my most viewed posts has been, How to paint BUFFALO CHECK PLAID on
Mason Jars in the Black and White. Always a good choice for FARMHOUSE d├ęcor. I love it year round. I thought it might be fun to show
you how the technique can be used to paint ANY color. Wouldn't it be great to be able to
change up your table or shelf with just a couple of recycled jars.
Just think about how many times a color change would be needed.
Baby showers, Birthday parties, Your kid's Team Colors !
Great combinations too !
My inspiration came from this Welcome sign I bought at the Dollar Tree.
I thought it would be nice to have some vases for SPRING.
 
 
 
The technique is the same as with the Black and White.
 
You will need White paint, Chalk or acrylic
A 1'' brush to paint the stripes
A  small square or flat brush to paint small square of  darker color
Wax is optional, gives a nice sheen and protects paint


Paint the outside of Jar white , I put one hand inside the jar and paint with the other, open side down
 

 
Pick a color for your stripes, the lighter color.
Pick a darker shade for your accent color.
 
 

 
 
FOR THE YELLOW JAR:
 
I  only had one container of yellow paint, so I add WHITE to make my stripe color.
 
 
                          The darker color will be my color painted on the cross over stripes.
      
                                                                    

       

FOR THE GREEN JAR:
 
I  used two different colors, light green and Hunter green.
The lighter green will be the stripes, the darker color will be the accent.
 
 
 
 

 
FOR THE PINK JAR:
 
 
I used two different colors, light pink and mauve.
The darker color is the accent color
 
 
 
 
 
FOR THE BLUE JAR:
 
 
I used two colors, light blue and country blue.
The darker color is the accent color.
 

 
Stripes are painted first, about 1 '' wide from top to bottom. You will have approx. 5
vertical stripes.
I am showing you grey but this will be the lighter of the two colors you are using.
 
 
Next your horizontal stripes, one below the jar lip. One at the bottom of jar,
one in the middle.
 

                         Where the stripes cross, that is where you paint the accent color.

After the jar dries you can cover with a thin layer of clear wax.
I added a bit of jute round the neck of the jar. Maybe you prefer lace.

I hope this doesn't sound to complicated. It is simple, and the most unusual optical illusion occurs!
                      Your friends and family will be surprised it is not fabric. Let me know if you
            have any questions or share with me what color combinations you came up with.

                                                                                   
 
Thanks for visiting ! xoLisaS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

48 comments:

  1. Lovely Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. I always party with you first cuz you're SO sweet!
      Thanks for visiting!xoLisaS

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  2. Super cute! I love buffalo check and these are adorable! Thanks for the how-to and for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Would love if you would share this with us at The Beautifully Made Link Party Tuesdays @ 6 am CST. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Laurie,Thank you so much. I'm so glad you came by, I would love to join the party. Thank you for the invite!

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  3. Thanks so much for posting this to Friday Frenzy, Lisa! They are darling and perfect for spring! <3 P~

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the kind words. Thank you for the party ! xoLisaS

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  4. Lisa, This is such a cute craft idea for spring. I just want to let you know that you're one of our features this evening at Share Your Style. Congratulations!

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    1. Carol, I am so glad you like my jars! I am so excited and honored to be featured. Thank you for hosting, it is so nice to meet you. xoLisaS

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  5. Those jars are just adorable! What a cute idea.

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    1. thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by!
      xoLisaS

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  6. So cute and springy. I love the idea of school colors, too!

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    1. Kathy thank you so much, school colors would be awesome. xoLisaS

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  7. Love this! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED :)

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    1. KELLY, You are welcome. Thanks for the party and the pin!! xoLisaS

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    1. Thank you so much I really appreciate it ! xoLisaS

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  9. As if your black and white version wasn't cool enough, the pastels are WOW! So beautiful!

    Can't wait to share this in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects! Thanks for linking up! :)

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    1. Donna, You made my day !!!! You have no idea how honored I am. Thank you so much for a great party and for stopping by. giggle giggle xoLisaS

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  10. Love the gingham! So cheerful and springlike :)

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    1. Linda, You are so right! They do look like gingham. I had not thought of that. Thanks again for visiting!
      xoLisaS

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  11. Your Buffalo Check jars are super cute for spring time and Easter. Thanks for sharing at this week's party. This was the Most Clicked from our last party and all of the co-hosts will be featuring it today. Hope you'll join us this week's party!

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  12. I realized I didn't mention which party! It's at Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

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    1. Beverly, I am so honored ! This is so exciting.
      I can't to see the feature. Thank you for hosting.xoLisaS

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  13. What a great tutorial and I love the effect on your mason jars. Definitely trying this. Hope you stop by Over The Moon tonight since you are being featured.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev, Thank you so much. I am thrilled! So glad you stopped by- it's nice to meet you! xoLisaS

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  14. These are so cute for springtime decor!

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  15. I adore this project both in the traditional black and white and the pastels.

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    1. Debra, Thank you so much!
      So glad you stopped by, please visit again. xoLisaS

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  16. These are adorable! I saw them in the black and white and while I enjoyed them I am very much a color person. So pretty. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the Pin! xoLisaS

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    2. You're welcome! Stopping back by to let you know this post was picked as one of my featured favorites from the Welcome Spring Linky party.

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  17. Hi Lisa! I just wanted to let you know you are one of my features at TFT today! I hope you will stop by and say hello and link up again! Happy Spring!https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/easter-inspiration-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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    1. Amber, I am thrilled you liked my jars! Thank you so much for the feature. I am honored! Thank you for inviting me back. xoLisaS

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  18. I love the change in color from the black and white. So pretty for Spring. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Donna, So glad you like them! Please visit again.
      xoLisaS

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  19. I love these! So pretty and perfect country charm. I found you at the Simple Homestead blog hop. :)

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    1. Karla, It's so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by to say hello! I'm glad you found me. xoLisaS

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  20. WOW! these are stunning--I never would have thought to use two colors--sheesh!

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    1. Laura,
      You made my day! So glad you liked my Jars. Thank you for visiting. Come back again, xoLisaS

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  21. These are lovely, I can't wait to give it a try.

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    1. I am so glad you like the jars! Please come back and visit again.xoLisaS

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  22. These are so pretty! I love the spring colors and they could be used in so many ways!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked my project ! Thank you for visiting. I really appreciate it. xoLisaS

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  23. Happy Spring! This post has been selected as one of my Features from the Welcome Spring party! So glad you shared with us! Watch my FB page for the share. Pinned it too. Mason Jars are so versatile and can be used in so very many different ways! Love the Buffalo plaid in pastels.

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    1. Shirley, I am honored and thrilled!!! Thank you for the opportunity to share. I really appreciate it. xoLisaS

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  24. These are adorable!!! I love them!!!
    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, Thank you for the sweet comment ! So glad you stopped by! xoLisaS

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