Add a fresh glow that shimmers on your Thanksgiving mantel with these beautiful metallic and lettered mason jars that embrace the love of family. The ‘hearthwarming’ Thanksgiving project is from the creative mind of Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky.
- Mason Jars
- Sapphire Metallic Paint
- Copper Metallic Paint
- Teal Metallic Paint
- Olympic Gold Metallic Paint
- Antique Copper Metallic Paint
- Hunter Green Metallic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Letters: Cricut Prints or Ready Made Letters from a Hobby Store
Decide which word or lettering you’d prefer on your jars and design that amount of mason jars to paint. On the glass jars, brush on a suitable acrylic bonding primer to prep the glass mason jars.
Since choosing the word ‘Family’, there were six jars to paint. Pick your favorite Metallic Paint colors and brush on 2 – 3 coats, letting each layer dry fully. I used Sapphire Metallic Paint for the F, Copper Metallic Paint for the A, Teal Metallic Paint for the M, Olympic Gold for the I, Antique Copper for the L, and Hunter Green Metallic Paint for the Y.
While the Metallic Paint coats are drying, create a page of letters to finish the front areas of your mason jars. I used the CopperPlate Bold at 151 and printed the letters from a Cricut. You can also purchase ready-made letters from your local craft store.
Using a piece of double stick tape, adhere a letter to each jar. Add pretty flowers and line the jars up on a mantle or shelf.