DIY-Kleenex Mason Jars

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You have probably seen the cool patterns that Kleenex is making for their tissue boxes and containers. Even with all of the cool patterns available, it is sometimes difficult to match your home or office decor. Even if you are new to the craft world, you could use this tutorial to make your own rustic and cute jar! I am planning on making two more jars for my bathroom: one as a soap dispenser and another for holding tooth brushes!

One of the tools I use for painting from time to time, is a vinyl cutting machine called “Silhouette Cameo“.  It is an awesome tool for any crafter and can cut many things, such as vinyl, fabric, paper, etc. I make my stencils out of Oracal 631 which is a type of adhesive vinyl.

Supplies List:
Perfect Fit Kleenex Brand Tissue
Vinyl Cutter (Silhouette Cameo) (optional: you could choose to hand paint your phrase)
Ball Smooth Side Quart Jar
Isopropyl Alcohol (70 % or higher)
Folk Art Enamels in Wicker White
Chalk paint of your choice
Oracal 631
X-Acto Knife
Cardstock
Transfer Tape
Stencil Brushes
Size 8 Flat Acrylic Brush
Scissors

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Instructions:

Step 1: Clean jar with isopropyl alcohol.

Step 2: Paint jar with the Folk Art Enamels in the color “Wicker White” using thin coats and your size 8 flat brush.Allowing paint to dry completely between coats.

Step 3: Place painted jar in oven. Turn oven on and set to 350 degrees. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 30 minutes. After time is up, turn off oven and let jar cool inside oven completely. (This step is very important to follow EXACTLY. If you preheat the oven, it could cause your jar to crack or shatter and if you remove the jar before completely cooled it could also have the same effect!)

Step 4: Paint jar with your favorite chalk paint using your flat brush and light pressure. Do multiple thin coats until all white is covered. Allowing paint to dry completely between coats.

Step 5: Let chalk paint dry completely. While paint is drying, you can prepare your stencils (especially if using a craft cutter). Cut stencils and weed them with your weeding tool or X-Acto Blade. (Weeding is the removal of the vinyl that you DO NOT want to go on your project.)

Step 6: Apply stencils using your transfer tape and burnishing tool.

Step 7: Using your stencil brush, and white chalk paint, (I used the waverly brand from Wal-Mart, and brand will work as long as it is white) pounce your paint onto your jar over stencil. Let white paint dry.

Step 8: Using a smaller flat brush, and the colors of your choice, paint over the white with your other chalk paint.

Step 9: Remove stencil after applying your last coat of chalk paint to stencil. *Note* If you let the last coat dry on the stencil, you risk peeling the paint up when removing it. Scrape lightly with Xacto blade if you happen to have any paint bleeding under the stencil.

Step 10: Clear coat with Polycrylic to give a safe and shiny sheen!

Step 11: Use cardstock for your lid! Choose your color of heavy cardstock. Remove the lid’s gold center. Use center to trace onto cardstock. Cut your circle out. Draw an “X” in center of cardstock circle. Use Xacto knife to cut the X in center. Place your cardstock circle back into lid.

Step 12: Remove the lid of your Perfect Fit Kleenex container. Carefully gather your kleenex and insert into the jar, make sure the “tuft” of kleenex is sticking up.

Step 13: Pull tuft of Kleenex through the X  you just cut in your lid. Screw lid back on over the cardstock circle!

Voila! All done!

I have also seen some people that are extra crafty and they add embellishments to the lids of their jars. This makes them extra adorable! Unfortunately when recording my tutorial, my hot glue gun was no where to be found! You can check out these ones made by Michelle Strobel Walton over at Creations By Studio Wildfire!! Aren’t they amazing?!? You can check out more of her work HERE.

Speaking of the video! Here it is just in case you are a visual learner like myself! Be sure to check out my youtube channel and subscribe for more tutorial videos like this!

Thanks for hanging out and crafting with me today! Leave me comments on other tutorials you would like to see or even just to say hi! I would love to see photos of your creations that you make using my tutorials as well! Follow us on Facebook and share your creations on our page!

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