Inspired by Pinterest of course. I will not even pretend my creation is nearly as good--but it was fun to make and turned out decent even for an impatient artist such as myself!
I had mason jars on hand and some paintbrushes- so I just picked up some cheap acrylic paint from Michael's today and jumped right in.
I'm going to be honest here. I'm a little impatient when it comes to projects. I didn't even bother to wash the jars and make sure I had a good, clean surface. I just started painting without a care in the world. However, a good clean surface probably makes for a better end product!
I also didn't bother with the washi tape or painters tape. I decided to eyeball it. Probably not the best move!
You will definitely need two coats of paint. I had some nice streaks going on the first time around.
Don't look at the stars too closely. I did touch them up after this because they were a little....abstract. They are hand painted and a stamp probably would have provided a more uniform look...and in the end they might have looked a little less like starfish! ;)
I thought about cutting these flowers for my new americana vases...and for some exciting WOW effect for the picture....but they are a few days old and clinging on for life- couldn't risk it! And they are yellow. So they don't really go anyways.
But, here is the beginnings of our summertime mantel!