Here in Houston it’s a balmy 96 degrees and there’s barrels full of pumpkins in front of every grocery store. Know what that means? It’s fall y’all.
So let’s break out the fall crafts such as these simple DIY glass votives made using mason jars, stickers and spray paint.
Disclosure: This is an older project first found on Clumsy Crafter in 2013 but it’s one of my ultimate favorites. During the winter, spring and summer these mason jar votives hide in a desk drawer until the first leaf falls. Then I bounce over to the desk drawer, yank it open and do a little happy dance while I pull them out and put them on the mantle.
Here’s why I love them. #1: They’re the easiest craft you’ll do this fall. #2: They look like a million bucks. #3: See #1.
So let’s get this happy dance inducing party started.
Step one is to raid your glass jar collection or clean out your fridge and grab the old pickles and olive jars. You’re also going to need spray paint of your choice (I chose gold) and alphabet stickers. You can also use vinyl that you cut on a Cricut or Silhouette machine but honestly the easiest stickers are foam stickers. Why foam? Because they give you a lip to grab onto when it’s time to remove them.
The ones above are foam alphabet stickers I found in the scrapbooking section at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. You can grab them *here on Amazon.com as well!
Clean the glass jars well and make sure that all stickers or residue are fully removed. Rubbing alcohol is a great way to clean the glass and get any sticky stuff off of it.
Next you simply place the stickers directly on the glass to spell out a saying such as “Happy Fall Y’all, Boo or Thankful”.
If you want to make sure your words line up straight, unlike mine, place a piece of notebook paper inside the jar to use as a guide.
Next you just give them two quick coats of spray paint or until it’s fully covered. Do not spray inside the jars!
Once the paint is dried you’re simply going to pull the stickers off.
But they get better.
Put a candle or an electric tea light in them and they come to life.
Wouldn’t those look great at a harvest festival or halloween party?
I love them and know that you will too.
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