Christmas DIY: Mason Jar Luminaries

A little bit of country and a little bit of glam surround the Mason Jar Luminaries created by Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky. This is an easy DIY that is sure to light up your Christmas holiday decor!

Christmas DIY: Mason Jar Luminaries | Modern Masters Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

SUPPLIES
  • Snowflake Metallic Paint
  • Mason Jars
  • Tea Lights
  • Fill for Jars (we used small jingle bells)
  • Sticky vinyl holiday patterns
  • Paint Brushes
  • Decorative Ribbon
INSTRUCTIONS

Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries DIY by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paint

DIY Mason Jar Luminaries for the Christmas Holidays | How-to Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection

Apply removable holiday patterns on the mason jars. I chose to center them but you could also apply them randomly around the entire jar. I used free holiday vector art patterns found online and generated them on a Cricut.

DIY Christmas Luminaries with Mason Jars and Modern Masters Metallic Paint | How-to DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

After you have your designs on the jar, prime the jar with an acrylic glass primer – bonus points if it can closely match the tone of the Metallic Paint. Let dry. Then, brush on two coats of Snowflake Metallic Paint. Once dry, carefully remove the vinyl sticker patterns. Add your chosen fill inside the jar, tea lights, and decorative ribbon. Practice good fire safety rules when using the mason jar luminaries and enjoy your pretty project!

Christmas Luminaries DIY | How to by Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky using Modern Masters Metallic Paints

Mason Jar Holiday Luminaries | Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

The Mason Jar Luminaries Christmas DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Christmas DIY: Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin

Be THE Christmas House with the amazing and stylish holiday table decor! Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. can help with a DIY Painted Woodland Birch Napkin that shimmers with whimsy and hand-applied flair.

Christmas DIY: Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Modern Masters How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Using a 2″ brush or cigar roller, apply a thin, even coat of Snowflake Metallic Paint on the napkin. Let dry 30 minutes to an hour between coats. At the end of the project, there will be two blue borders and an area between the borders in Snowflake Metallic we just painted. Be sure to check out the end results so that you can visually see how all the steps are going to come together!

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

We are now creating and working on the borders. Apply the 1/4″ masking tape to the very top and bottom edges of the napkin. Starting on the TOP left side of the napkin, measure down 2 inches and make a small pencil dot. Repeat this on the right side, then flip the napkin and repeat on the bottom. Use the blue Painters Tape and tape from dot to dot horizontally, creating the borders.

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

I would suggest planning out the stencil design placement (both the vinyl stencils and the mylar stencils) ahead of time. Once you have your design in mind, place the vinyl sticky snowflakes onto the napkin, INSIDE the taped borders only. (I used free holiday vector snowflake patterns found online and generated them on a Cricut.) Burnish the tape edges and snowflakes to create a good solid seal as we’ll be painting over them. You can re-apply Snowflake Metallic Paint to help seal the edges, which I did. Let dry.

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Use the cigar roller to apply a thin layer of Shimmering Sky Metallic inside the taped border areas where the snowflakes are and let dry. Repeat until opaque and then let dry fully.

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Remove the sticky snowflake vinyl stencils and then position the snowflake mylar stencils by Royal Design Studio to taste. You can overlap them if you’d like! Stencil the patterns with the Snowflake Metallic Paint and stencil brush, taking care to offload the material thoroughly from the stencil brush to ensure no leakage under the stencil. While the Snowflake Metallic Paint is still wet, remove the stencil and sprinkle black or white fine glitter to taste. Let dry, brush off the extra glitter, and remove the tape. Your borders are done!

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas DIY How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Holikday Table Setting Decor Ideas

For the center area painted with Snowflake Metallic Paint, we will now be creating a birch tree pattern. Use a pencil to LIGHTLY draw in a few guidelines for the birch bark pattern, the looser the better. (You can Google birch tree images for reference.) Use the fine artist brush and loosely paint the random horizontal birch bark lines with Black Pearl Metallic Paint. Let dry. You are done with your holiday project!

Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin | Christmas Holiday Decor Ideas | Holiday Table Setting Inspiration | How-to Tutorial with Modern Masters Metallic Paint by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Holiday Table Setting with Painted Shimmery Birch Tree Napkin | Woodland Christmas DIY Project and Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Snowflake, Shimmeing Sky and Black Pearl etallic Paints

The Shimmery Woodland Birch Napkin Christmas DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Christmas DIY: Stenciled Holiday Pillows

Such a cute idea for sharing your favorite holiday expressions! Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky creates super fast and easy stenciled throw pillows that add a little fa la la fun to your holiday decor! The best part is that you can use these techniques to create custom pillows for holidays year round.

Christmas DIY: Stenciled Pillows | How-to Holiday Decor Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky for the Modern Masters Blog

SUPPLIES
  • Pale Gold Metallic Paint
  • Two (2) Blank Canvas Pillow Covers
  • Pillow Inserts
  • Polka Dot Stencil by Wallovers
  • Vinyl Lettering (ours was printed via Cricut with bold Helvetia Point size 65)
  • Stencil Brush
  • Paper Towels
INSTRUCTIONS FOR POLKA DOTS PILLOW

Stenciled Holiday Pillows DIY with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

DIY Stenciled Holiday Pillows | Christmas DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Lay the mylar stencil stencil over the blank pillow cover. Tape in position.

Pale Gold Metallic Paint by Modern Masters helps stencil a DIY Holiday Pillow | Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

How to Stencil a DIY Holiday Pillow | Project by My Patch of Blue Sky with Modern Masters Pale Gold Metallic Paint

Dip the tip of the stencil brush into the Pale Gold Metallic Paint and remove excess paint on paper towels. The stencil brush should seem almost dry. Using a swirling motion over each stencil with the metallic paint, ensuring that excess material is not seeping under the stencil. Let dry, then stencil another coat if needed. Let dry. Insert the pillow insert.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR 'BAH HUMBUG' LETTERED PILLOW

Stenciling a Lettered Pillow for the Christmas Holiday | DIY Bah Humbug Pillow Project by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Pale Gold Metallic Paint

DIY Chrristmas Holiday Pillows | Stenciling with Metallics | Pale Gold Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue sky

Apply and secure the Bah Humbug vinyl lettering stencil over their designated pillow cover. Tape in position. Repeat the stenciling process as outlined above. After stenciling, remove the vinyl lettering and let dry.

Bah Humbug Pillow and Polka Dots Pillow DIY Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky with Modern Masters Pale Gold Metallic Paint

Stenciling with Metallic Paints | Stenciled Pillow DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection

Stenciled Holiday Pillows Christmas DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Christmas DIY: Birch Tree Wine Glass

This Holiday DIY is as versatile as it is charming! Debbie of My Patch of Blue Sky textures and paints a wine glass that adds an elegant twist to your stylish holiday table setting. Once the holidays are over, you can use the conversation piece again and again for gatherings large and small.

Christmas DIY: Birch Tree Wine Glass | How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters ShimmerStone

SUPPLIES

INSTRUCTIONS

How to Create a Birch Tree Wine Glass | DIY Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Shimmerstone

I recently visited the headquarters of Modern Masters and was inspired to create this holiday project by the beautiful birch trees around the property, with a winter twist. For the stem, use a small brush to add the simulated tree bark, using ShimmerStone. The ShimmerStone adheres to glass beautifully and gives a shimmery textured look and feel.

DIY Birch Tree Wine Glass | Winter Holiday DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky using Modern Masters Shimmerstone

Prepare the frosting bag with ShimmerStone. I kept it the original color here but if you wanted to, you could tint the ShimmerStone to taste using color concentrates. Use the frosting bag to create texture for birch bark and also add snowflakes and stars. Have your preferred image handy to guide your artwork, if needed.

Modern Masters Christmas DIY: Birch Tree Wine Glass | How-to Holiday Table Setting Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Once the Shimmerstone has dried, add a few lines of Black Pearl Metallic Paint (not shown) to further simulate the birch bark look. Let dry. Use for wine (wash by hand) or as a candleholder, with small tea lights. If using as a wine glass, we would recommend drinking out of the back area where there is no ShimmerStone. Of course, the beauty of this project is that you can customize the placement of your design from the top to suit your use of the project.

HOliday Table Decor Inspiration | Birch Tree Wine Glass created with Modern Masters Shimmerstone | DIY Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Birch Tree Wine Glass Christmas DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Christmas DIY: Holiday Door Frame

Greet your holiday guests with joyful Christmas style! The Holiday Door Frame from Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. adds a festive feel while you hang it with ease. This DIY project is versatile enough to use for other occasions too, like baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Cheers to a custom twist on classic holiday curb appeal.

Christmas DIY Holiday Door Frame | How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

SUPPLIES

INSTRUCTIONS

DIY Holiday Front Door Picture Frame | Modern Masters How-to Christmas Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc.

DIY Holiday Frame with Modern Masters | Holiday How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Cover a 4′ x 4′ area with a dropcloth or old newspaper. Cover a larger area if you are using a bigger frame. Using a 2″ brush, paint the front side of the frame with a water base primer and let dry 1 – 2 hours. While drying, you can clean and dry the 2″ brush for use with the next step.

Painting a Wood Frame with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | DIY Christmas Holiday Door Frame by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Use the 2″ brush and paint the primed wood frame with Pale Gold Metallic Paint. Apply 2 – 3 coats or until a solid color is achieved. Let dry.

Using Modern Masters non fade Front Door Paint for Exterior Holiday DIYs | Christmas Door Frame Project Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc.

Spattering Finish DIY on Picture Frame | Christmas Holiday Front Door Project and How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters | Curb Appeal for the Holidays

Spattering Finish on Holiday Door Frame | DIY Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Dip the chip brush into the Ambitious Front Door Paint. Hold the brush over one side of the frame and LIGHTLY tap the brush against the stir stick. I suggest you test this a few times on a newspaper first until you achieve the desired results. Allow to completely dry.

DIY Holiday Door Frame | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Apply your collection of decorations to the back side of the frame with a hot glue gun. It is super easy to use any extra ribbon, ornaments, poinsettias, glitter, and more. I used a single ribbon wound on each side and glued them together at the top. In the alternate, you could also use a longer single ribbon and wind them down both sides, securing the ribbon in the back with the hot glue. My holiday ribbon holds the frame on the door hanger but you can also use the frame itself. Make sure you allow the glue to dry at least 24 hours before hanging!

Christmas Holiday Curb Appeal | Holiday Decor on Front Door Inspiration | Project and How-to by Focal Points, Inc. using various Modern Masters products

I see many variations of this project, such as for baby showers, birthday parties and weddings. Have fun with customizing your own decor or using our door frame as a guide!

Ribbon & Metallic Christmas Front Door Hanging Art Decor | Modern Masters Project and How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

The Holiday Door Frame Christmas DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

 

 

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Thanksgiving DIY: Fall Gratitude Sign

Create a joyful display of thankfulness and appreciation with the Fall Gratitude Sign – but it will work as a wonderful reminder of ‘giving thanks’ all year round. The sweet sign was created by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Welcoming Fall Gratitude Sign | DIY Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. on the Modern Masters blog

SUPPLIES
INSTRUCTIONS

Thanksgiving Gratitude Sign DYI by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Priming a Wood Cut for a Lettered Sign | DIY Tutorial with Metallic Paints and Transfer Details by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Copper Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Thanksgiving Welcome Sign | Project by Focal Points, Inc.

Brush a layer of acrylic bonding primer onto the wood and let dry. Brush on 2 – 3 layers of Copper Metallic Paint until fully opaque, allowing each layer to dry.

Fall Gratitude Sign with Give Thanks Lettering | Thanksgiving Project How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Using Transfer Paper to Copy a Lettered Design Pattern | Give Thanks Fall Sign for Thanksgiving | Project Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. for the Modern Masters Blog

How to Transfer a Lettering Design | Thanksgiving Sign DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glazing Cream Colors

Tape the transfer paper (dark side down) to the wood cut. Place the Give Thanks image (face up) on top of the transfer paper and tape to the wood cut. The gorgeous lettering template is from the Jenna Sue Design Co.

Using Transfer Paper to Trace a Lettering Design Pattern | Give Thanks Fall Sign Tutorial by Mary Childs for the Modern Masters Blog

Creating a Lettered Sign with Metallic Paints and Acrylic Colors | Modern Masters | Thanksgiving DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Drawing out a Give Thanks Holiday Sign | Wood Cut Sign Art Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glazing Cream Colors

Use a pencil to trace the lettering and remove both when you are done tracing. Use the Black Glazing Cream Color and a small 1/8″ artist brush to paint in the letters and details. You can also use a wide tip black marker to draw in the letters to make it easier.

Thanksgiving Fall Gratitude Sign Project | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

Lettering Sign How-to with Transfer Paper, Metallic Paints and Glazing Cream Colors | Art Tutorial by Mary Childs | Modern Masters Blog

Decide on the best arrangement of your feathers and floral spray on the back of the woodcut. Attach these to the back with the hot glue gun, ensuring they are attached well. Let dry thoroughly.

Welcoming Gratitude Sign DIY by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters | Fall Decorating Ideas

Give Thanks Welcoming Sign | Thanksgiving DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Fall Decor Ideas and Inspiration | Modern Masters Blog

The Fall Gratitude Sign DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Thanksgiving DIY: Shimmery Tablescape

Set a stylish Thanksgiving table this year with the help of our Metallic Paints! Debbie Hayes shows you how to create a light, bright and lustrous table design that will delight your holiday guests.

White Metallics Tablescape for Thanksgiving | DIY Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallc Paints

SUPPLIES

INSTRUCTIONS

Gather Faux Pumpkins and Antlers for a beautiful Metallic Tablescape Transformation | Modern Masters | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Using Snowflake, Pearl White and Oyster Metallic Paints for a Thanksgiving Tablescape DIY | Modern Masters Project Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Paint a variety of pumpkins and antlers with several colors of Metallic Paints, using 2 to 3 coats. Let dry.

Creating a Gorgeously Light Bright Thanksgiving Table | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky

Setting a Stylish Thanksgiving Table with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | How-to by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

On the stem of chosen pumpkins, brush on one heavy coat of Antique Bronze Matte Metallic and do not let it dry. Sprinkle on a generous dusting of glitter. Let dry.

Beautiful and Shimmery Thanksgiving Table DIY | Setting a Stylish Table for Thanksgiving | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

Style your table with objects from your home and garden, like imitation hydrangeas, fresh flowers, tea lights, and candlesticks.

Metallic Tablescape Decor Idea for Thanksgiving | Holiday How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Stylish Holiday Table Setting Ideas and Inspiration

Gorgeous Holiday Table Setting Ideas and Inspiration | Metallic Tablescape by My Patch of Blue Sky | How-to on the Modern Masters Blog

The Thanksgiving Tablescape DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Thanksgiving DIY: Shimmery Fall Garland

One great reason to love the fall season are the beautiful colors of the trees and foliage. Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. takes Autumn’s best view and creates a super easy fall garland with leaves that shimmer and glitter.

Shimmery Fall Garland | Thanksgiving DIY Hanging Wall Decor How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

SUPPLIES
INSTRUCTIONS

Shimmery Fall Leaf Garland | Thanksgiving DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc | Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Brush a layer of acrylic primer on your chosen leaves.

Painting Leaves with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Fall Hanging Garland How-to | Thanksgiving DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Using Modern Masters Matte Metallics to Create a Shimmery Fall Garland | Thanksgiving Project by Focal Points, Inc

How to Create a Shimmery Fall Garland with Modern Masters Matte Metallics | Thanksgiving DIY How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

Select one of the Metallic Paint colors and paint several coats on 2 – 3 leaves. Let the Metallic Paint dry between each layer as you reach a fully opaque finish. Repeat this process with each of the metallic colors.

Glittler and Modern Masters Metallic Paint | DIY Hanging Fall Leaves Garland | Modern Masters Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Fall Garland DIY Project | Step-by-Step How-to on the Modern Masters Blog

While the final metallic layer is still wet, sprinkle your chosen glitter over the surface of the leaf. Use glitter that matches the Metallic Paint color or that complements it nicely. Add some variety by glittering only a few leaves, not every one.

Creating a Fall Leaves Garland | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glitter | Tutorial on the Modern Masters Blog

Painting and Creating a Shimmery Fall Wall Garland | Modern Masters How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

Shimmery Fall Leaf Garland | Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Glitter | How-to by Focal Points, Inc.

When the leaves are dry, use the punch hole to add a hole to the top of each leaf. Cut the ribbon into various lengths and string through the leaves, leaving a space between each leaf. Hang each strand onto the branch.

Glittery Metallic Fall Garland DIY | Thanksgiving Holiday How-to by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Thanksgiving Fall Garland with Metallic Paints, Glitter & Pretty Ribbon | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc.

The Shimmery Fall Garland Thanksgiving DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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Thanksgiving DIY: Lettered Metallic Mason Jars

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.

Metallic Mason Jars - Lettered for the Occasion | Fall Mantel Decor Ideas | Thanksgiving DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters

SUPPLIES
INSTRUCTIONS

Prepping Mason Jars for Metallic Paints and Lettering | Thanksgiving DIY Mantel Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

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.

Modern Masters Metallic Paints on Glass Mason Jars | Lettered Metallic Mason Jars DIY How-to | Thanksgiving Mantel Ideas and Inspiration | Project by My Patch of Blue Sky

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.

Creating the Letters on a Cricut for the Lettered Metallic Mason Jars | Family Lettering | Thanksgiving DIY Mantel Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Blog

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.

Metallic Mason Jars with Family Lettering | Thanksgiving Fall Mantel Project by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metallic Paints

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.

Metallic Mason Jars with Family Lettering | Thanksgiving Mantel Inspiration | Holiday How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky on the Modern Masters Blog

Fall Mantel Decor Inspiration | Modern Masters Metallic Paints help create a shimmery and heartwarming Thanksgiving DIY | Metallic Mason Jars with Family Lettering | Holiday How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Lettered Metallic Mason Jars DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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Halloween DIY: Witch Potion Bottles + Blue Patina Stand

In the dead of night the witch cauldrons boil – and they’ll need all the right poisons for their hocus pocus fun! Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. created a bewitching DIY with her Witch Potion Bottles project. You will definitely be saying “My little pretties!” with these…

DIY Halloween Witch Potion Bottles and Blue Patina Stand | Modern Masters How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

SUPPLIES
INSTRUCTIONS

How to Create Witch Potion Bottles from Plain Glass Bottles | Modern Masters Halloween DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Witch Potion Bottles DIY | Halloween Decor DIY by Focal Points, Inc. for Modern Masters

Brush on an appropriate acrylic bonding primer for the glass vials and let dry. One tip trick is to paint the bottoms, let dry, and then tackle the tops.

Using Texture Effects on Primed Glass to Create Halloween Witch Potion Bottles | DIY How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

Using the 2″ chip brush, pounce and dab the Texture Effects on the surface to create your desired texture. Let dry overnight.

Adding Raised Letters to Halloween Witchy Potion Bottles | Modern Masters DIY by Focal Points, Inc.

Using a pencil, write the potion names on the bottles. This will help guide you as you write out the names with the cake decorating bag. Use the cake decorating bag and follow the penciled copy to write the raised potion names. Let dry overnight.

Witch Potion Bottle How-to | Aging and Texturing Glass Bottles for Halloween Decor | Modern Masters DIY Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Aging and Colorwashing DIY Halloween Potion Bottles | Halloween Witch Decor Ideas and Inspiration | How-to by Focal Points, Inc for the Modern Masters Blog

Witch Potion Bottles for Halloween DIY | Modern Masters How-to by Focal Points, Inc | Poison Bottles Halloween Decor DIY | Modern Masters Blog

Mix 1 part Coffee Bean Glazing Cream Color to 3 Parts Water and brush onto random areas of the surface. Spray the surface with water and let it drip and run, leaving some areas darker and lighter. You can manipulate the depth of color with the brush and the water – have fun with this! When you like your colorwash finish on the bottles, let dry to touch and continue with the next step.

Halloween Witch Poison Potion Bottles How-to Tutorial by Mary Childs | Modern Masters Blog

How to Create Witch Potion Bottles from Glass to Texture to Aging | Halloween DIY Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters Blog

Use another small brush to drip the Emperor’s Red Chalk Paint® onto a few areas of your chosen bottles to simulate blood. It’s helpful to use the potion bottles this would make the most sense on. Let dry completely.

Create Witchy Poison Bottles for your Halloween Decor with this DIY from Modern Masters! Tutorial by Mary Childs with Aging and Texturing

Hemlock, Eye of Newt, Bat's Blood and Poison Witch Potion Bottles | Halloween DIY Decor Tutorial by Mary Childs on the Modern Masters Blog | Step-by-Step How-to includes the Metal Effects Blue Patina Stand

Dip a small artist brush into the Platinum Metallic Paint and lightly brush over the raised letters. Let dry. You are ready to style your Halloween mantle!

Halloween DIY and Decor | Witchy Potion Bottles and Patina Stand | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc.

BONUS! METAL EFFECTS BLUE PATINA STAND

Create the Blue Patina Stand for your Witch Potion Bottles, too!

SUPPLIES AND INSTRUCTIONS
  • Cake Stand
  • Metal Effects Blue Patina Kit
  • 2″ Brush or Roller and Tray
  • Newspaper or Dropcloth

Metal Effects Blue Patina Project by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Apply two layers of Metal Effects Primer to the cake stand using a brush or roller. Let the second layer dry for at least 12 hours.

Blue Patina Project with Metal Effects | DIY by Focal Points, Inc. for Modern Masters

Applying the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint for the Metal Effects Blue Patina | Project by Focal Points, Inc | Modern Masters DIY How-to

Apply the first coat of the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint and let it dry for half an hour.

Spraying the Metal Effects Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint with the Blue Patina Aging Solution | DIY Project by Focal Points, Inc.

Within 5 minutes of applying the second coat and while it is still wet, spray the entire surface with the Blue Patina Aging Solution, being careful that it doesn’t pool. Please protect any surrounding areas with newspaper, craft paper or dropcloths prior to the spraying.

Metal Effects Blue Patina Project by Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters DIY

Let the patina dry overnight to reveal its beautiful colors. Please not that this cake stand is for decorative purposes only as it is not food safe.

Witch Potion Bottles Halloween DIY by Focal Points, Inc | Halloween Decor and Vignette Ideas | Modern Masters Blog

The Witch Potion Bottles and Blue Patina Stand Halloween DIYs are by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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