Tuesday, February 5, 2013

a little pink for valentine's day


I know February is a short month, and Valentine's Day is only one day, but I don't think that makes it any less special. I finally packed all of my ornaments and Christmas holiday decorations away and over the past week I've been looking around for subtle decor to add to our home. I'm working on a few things, but so far I have these painted mason jars to the living room:

 

I first saw mason jars with the outside painted in V-Day themed colors on Etsy for more than twenty dollars and immediately thought "I can turn that into a DIY project for even less!" and so I did. I wanted a more glossy look than painting the outside gave, so I opted to coat the inside of the jars. They're perfect for adding just at touch of color to our neutral living room without being too over the top, or gaudy like most V-Day holiday decor. To be honest, I will likely leave them up for some time since nothing about them exclusively screams "These are for Valentine's!!"

They were extremely easy to make - take a few mason jars, add the paint colors of your choosing, and shake them to coat the inside.

I'm also working on a pom pom wreath similar to this one and a wreath for V-Day like this, and will share photos when they have been completed. I am a big fan of DIY projects/crafts that fit into the style of our home. I know I'm not the only one who has realized that too many bloggers/crafters/magazines encourage crafts that look like something kindergartners would make and bring home to mommy, so it's always nice to find something good, easy, and practical for the home.

Have you made an crafts or completed and DIY projects for Valentine's Day?


4 comments:

  1. How simple & chic! I love it. You could do this for almost every holiday! :)

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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    1. Thanks! And agreed! I may replace the grey tones with pastels for Easter and do fall colors later in the year.

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  2. This is a lovely idea. I really like how you made it look simple and classy, like you said, without looking like a child's art project. Did you drop the paint inside and shake, or actually use a brush to coat the inside? I'd love to know so that I can try this as well! Thank you.

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    1. I poured it in, then shook. If there were still places that the paint didn't coat I tried to angle the paint bottle to hit those spots, then replaced the lid and shook again until it coated all of them.

      Using a brush would work too, but when I tried that it left streaks. I didn't want the streaks personally, but if that's the style you're going for brush away!

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