Thursday, November 20, 2014

Decoupage Christmas Napkins on Mason Jar With Snow



I know there are more than 1001 ways to decorate a mason jar or bottle and you may be among those that are a bit overwhelmed with seeing lots of crafty mason jars (me included).   I believe mason jars have moved from being "trendy" to a status of being  "classic"  in the crafting world.  So yes, I'm here to say, mason jars are here to stay.  (Was that a rhyme?)  Anyway, I have tried to leave them alone .  .  .  except the time I made decorative tops here.  I cannot resist any longer!   So here I am showing you how I decorated a mason jar and wine bottle for the holidays and or winter.  The snow is actually what did it for me!

Materials used:
  • Mason Jar/Wine bottle
  • White chalk paint
  • Christmas/holiday napkins
  • Mod podge
  • Paint brush
  • Plastic wrap
  • Snow-Tex (DecorArt)
  • White glitter
  • Decorative trim
I decided to go back and forth between the mason jar and wine bottle at the same time since the first thing I needed to do was paint both of them using white chalk paint.  It was so much easier since I could use the same wet paint brush on both and then let them dry.



 
After the paint dried, the printed napkins were separated from their white backings and mod podge was brushed on the bottles.


The napkins were placed on top of the decoupage and smooth out and around using plastic wrap (see tutorial).  .  .


 
and allowed to dry.


 
Next,  Snow-Tex was applied using a plastic knife to the tops and bottoms.

 
Snow-Tex is amazing! 
It creates a realistic dimensional snow-like effect and dries permanently hard.
 
 
For a snow-glistening effect, white glitter was sprinkled over the Snow-Tex while wet.


 
The imprint from the mason jar adds dimension to the image.

 
Decorative stems were added to complete the look.




 
A view of the back.


 
These would be great to give as gifts or add to your holiday décor!
 
 

Take a little time to enjoy
and
Happy Holiday Crafting!
 
 








34 comments:

  1. These are just beautiful! I didn't even know that was a mason jar and I love the pictures you chose too...they are adorable.

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  2. Oh, look at you go! I love these and that sweet little bird one is my very favorite!

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  3. Hi Gail"! You never cease to inspire me!! I have been following you for quite some time - I have deleted so many other blogs but Yours is one of the few I have kept because you don't copy you create!!!!! I love this idea! I am a "used to be decorative painter", but you have cut that process in half with this! I love it!! You have been given a gift and I love that you share it! God Bless You!!

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  4. I love these! That snow tex is really cool stuff! I'm sure I'd destroy the napkin trying to lay it on the mod podge without tearing it! You have a gift and are truly talented! I'm going to pin these!

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  5. this is just the cutest thing ever Gail!! You never cease to amaze me with your creations! Totally adorable!!
    Jenna

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  6. Hi Gail! These are beautiful especially the wine bottle. Wow! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. These are absolutely beautiful Gail! Another amazing project. I've never heard of snow tex. It looks so great!

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  8. G'day Love these! All blog comments appreciated and sharing is caring today!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List #SayGdayParty pinned

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  9. These are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them with the Weekend Wind-Down Party. ;)

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  10. Turned our really pretty! Very creative! Stopping by from G'day Saturday.

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  11. Quite beautiful - thanks for sharing.

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  12. The jar is very cheery but that bottle is just so pretty!

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  13. Only you can take a lowly bottle or jar and turn it into a winter wonderland. I have been a devoted fan of Snow-Tex for years. Thanks you for sharing these two lovelies at Make It Monday.

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  14. I don't even think you need the snow. It is beautiful just as is. But you even made it prettier. Wow! Love mason jars and always looking for something new to do with them.

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  15. They are adorable. I might look for snow text closest ill ever get to the real stuff :)

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  16. Oh how cute and how pretty!...Christine

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  17. Beautiful ... I have done napkin art transfers, but never seen Snow-Tex. Will have to look that up and I like it on you jars. Very nicely done and so creative.
    Happy Holidays,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  18. Gail, I love your creations and pinned them!
    JP

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  19. Aww these turned out beautiful, love them :)

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays

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    1. I would really love one of these :)

      Thanks again for linking up... Pinned and featuring this week at the blog hop...

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  20. Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing it at the Say G'Day linky party. I've just pinned your post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  21. You made an incredible transformation in the bottle and mason jar. So adorable for Christmas. Thank you for sharing at The Southern Special.

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  22. FANTASTIC!! I love these. Thank you for sharing your DIY with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Your beautiful creations will be Featured at this weeks upcoming party.
    Angel

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  23. You are the queen of crafts! :) These are gorgeous! Beautiful inspiration, Gail!

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  24. Oh, goodness! These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-122-and.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  25. What a lovely idea Gail! Beautiful! Great job! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  26. Hey! Congratulations on being featured on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Check it out here- http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/12/wake-up-wednesday-45.html

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  27. This post is one of my features for Fabulous Friday, because I am sick with the Flu Fabulous Friday is postponed until next week. Congrats and see you next week Maria

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  28. Hi, Gail, this is Louise Douglas a new cohost for the wakeup Wednesday Linky. I love your beautiful bottles you created! I love them so much that I pinned them on my board and I am you new follower on this blog. Have a great day, Gail.

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  29. Love this idea and your execution of it is just wonderful! I have never used the dimensional snow but it does add so much to the bottle/jar for a winter-y feel. I still have time to make some before Christmas!

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  30. Stopping by from Sunday's Best. These are stunning Gail. I love the use of the wine bottle and the mason jar. These would make beautiful gifts and are great conversation pieces. The designs that you selected are beautiful. Would love to see a video with you making one from beginning to end. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. These are AWESOME! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!

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