What could be more beautiful than the simplicity of a rustic/country Christmas decoration made from old fashioned mason jars!
To get started: You'll need the following supplies:
3 Mason Jars
Acrylic Paint ( red, white and green) Or spray paint
jute string or twine
matte spray fixative
paintbrush or sponge
First thing you'll want to do is get yourself some Ball mason jars. They come in different sizes and can be found in your local craft store.
To paint your jars... use your paintbrush ( a soft one won't leave streaks) or use a sponge to sponge it on. Allow to dry, then put a second coat on. If you prefer, you can spray your jars with spray paint them allow to dry. I personally don't enjoy the fumes of spray paint, even outdoors!
Tip: Take some fine grit sandpaper or an old emery board and sand gently on top of the lettering to remove a little of the paint once everything is dry, you can create some 'scratched' areas of paint on the jar and around the neck and rim using the same method, this creates a 'used' rustic look and is visually interesting. Spray with your matte fixative and allow to dry.
Cut some long strings of your jute or twine and wrape around the base of a pinecone then around the neck of your jar and tie in a bow in the front. You can tie anything onto the string, it doesn't have to be pinecones! It can be little charms, or jingle bells or whatever you like.
Now have fun filling your jars with your favorite artificial greens! Make sure to have some different types of greens for interest, including some pinecones and don't forget the bright red berries!
Have fun and enjoy crafting!