Mummy Mason Jars

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Sometimes …

 

okay, often times …

 

inspiration comes from the most unlikely of sources.

 

Like fingernails.

 

Seriously!

 

Can you believe it?  And can you believe those mummy nails?  Wow!  I do not have the patience for that project

 

Which is why I chose a much larger canvas for my mummies …

 

mason jars …

 

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When I saw those nails … and got inspired … I knew exactly how I would recreate those painted mummies on mason jars.  Because my friend and fellow blogger had inspired me with her rubber band and spray paint vase project

 

HOW TO MAKE MUMMY MASON JARS

Using Spray Paint & Rubber Bands

 

Give your jars a coat of gold spray paint.  Let dry overnight.  Really.  Don’t rush it.  You may even need to give it more than one night …

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Wrap with rubber bands.

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Spray with black paint.  Let dry.

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Remove rubber bands.  It’s a messy job.

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And marvel at how terrible the lines look.  Touch up as best you can with some gold craft paint and a fine paint brush.

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Improvise and use the back end of a sponge stamp brush thingy to make the whites of the eyes.

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Eyeball (tee hee) the irises using black craft paint and a brush.  I went heavy with the paint and set the jars on their sides to dry.  I was worried about the eyeball paint dripping down the jar …

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Adorn with whatever embellishments suit your mood …

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I chose bats that I hot glued to wooden skewers.

 

And can I just say …

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… that these jars are so stinking cute!

They make me Smile

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P.S.  Do you think I should put these jars up as a listing at the Etsy shop?  I mean, they are so not perfect at all.  Definitely a ‘hand-crafted’ look to the finished product.  I’d hate to disappoint a customer …

 

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