I’m guessing by now that most of you have tried the Oui yogurt. It’s pretty tempting, that thick European style yogurt. Something else that is European– those glass jars. When traveling, I see them often in the hotel breakfast buffets. Who doesn’t love a cute little glass jar? I decided to give mine a DIY treatment and made it appear that it was made from galvanized metal! I made it more personal by monograming it.
Galvanized items are all the rage now especially with the farmhouse trend. And even though it’s not necessarily on the “expensive” side of things, I still like to try and be frugal. This DIY is so easy. Perfect for beginning crafters. And guess what? You’ll find even more ideas for repurposing the glass Oui jars at the bottom of this post. See what my crafty friends have created!
So let’s get to the nitty gritty shall we?
After cleaning the Oui jars with my favorite non-toxic tricks to remove residue trick HERE, I got to work!
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- I started by pouncing on a layer of Folk Art® Chalk paint in Castle. I used a sponge brush, and just dabbed away, leaving a few spots for the glass to poke through. I mainly wanted to get a base layer down to add a bit of texture, contrast and to give the glass a bit of “grip” for the main layer of paint. You can see I use highly technical items like a paper plate and a painters palette.
2. Next, I used Country Chic Paint – specifically metallic accent cream in the “trigger” color way. It’s really thick, so I thinned it down with a bit of water to make it about the same consistency as the Folk Art paint. I’ve used this paint before, you can see how I transformed a side table with it HERE. I picked this one for one main reason. It was on my shelf of supplies. I’m glad the project turned out! HA! I truly do fly by the seat of my pants, especially when crafting.
3. I used the same pouncing motion as before. I left a few tiny cracks of glass, or the lighter gray paint. Once the jars were dried, they looked good, but were very flat. So I went ahead and rubbed on some wax. I let them sit for about 15 minutes and then buffed it off. I used Country Chic pearl wax because I adore it.
4. Next, I cut out a single letter S out of vinyl on my Cricut Explore Air 2. I used the Anna fancy font if I remember correctly. After weeding the excess vinyl off, I used transfer tape and centered the letter on the jar. I then peeled that off, being very careful to continually make sure the pink vinyl was sticking where it should.
There ya go! Easy Peasy? Right?
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