Well, this has been very interesting and I don't know yet if I like doing this or if it is worth the pains in my hands to keep doing it. My RA is not doing too good and I am bound and determined I will finish this project.... So I will give you step by step info as to how I did this and if you have an easier way to make a grungy jar, please send me a e-mail and let me know.
1. I got a vintage canning jar. One with the metal on the top that holds down a glass lid. Don't know how this will look, but I thought I'd give it a try. I also did one with a zinc lid, but I only did the jar.
2. I gathered all the spices I have had in the cabinet for awhile and thought I'd use them. As you see in the photo, I have tea bags, lemon pepper, cinnamon, instant coffee. I used all of them, (tore open the tea bags and dumped the tea onto the pan) mixed them all.
3. Tall jar: I used Elmer's glue. Brushed it onto the glass a section at a time. Rolled the sticky jar into the mixture. It didn't do too good. The mixture only stuck in some places. OK, picked jar up and sprinkled mixture onto it and patted it. That was a little better. I did not use a label on this jar.
Short jar, I put the label I printed on Avery Shipping label kit I bought at WalMart. I went online to the Avery website and they have a tutorial that is very easy to understand and I made my labels. I also used my own program I have on my computer to put my photos on the labels. On this photo, my oldest grandbaby is on the label top right. You can't do that part with Avery. Then I brushed the glue on in sections but this time I used a lot of glue, sprinkled the mixture on it and patted. Turned out a lot better.
4. Let them sit and dry for a couple of hours. I then brushed very heavy more glue onto the jar and now I am waiting for that to dry. I will add more to this tomorrow after I see the results.
Well, it has been a couple of days now and I do like the final results. I think you will too.
- Christie L
- Indiana, United States
- I am 55 years old, a homemaker and a mother of two wonderful children. A daughter named Toby who is 36 and a son named Jesse who is 33. I am a Mammaw of four of the best grandbabies I could ever ask for. AJ age 8, Kylie age 7, Bradley age 6 and Gracie age 5. I have been happily married to my hubby Jim for 6 wonderful years. We are all happy and healthy, and we are all blessed. I was born a hillbilly but raised as a hoosier most of my life. I love bluegrass music and decorating our home with primitives. Come on in and sit a spell and enjoy a tour of our home. I hope you find something that will inspire the primitive decorator in you.