2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
THE HANDMADE HOLIDAY LINK UP IS A LINK PARTY FOR ETSY SHOPS, HANDMADE SHOPS OR A HANDMADE ITEMS THAT YOU SELL

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Celebrations: Black Lace Stenciled Treat Jar

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comYou don’t have to spend a lot of money on Halloween décor. Simple items found around your house can be made eerie with a little creativity. Even a recycled jar can work as a treat jar with a little paint and embellishment.



Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comBlack lace is beautiful and elegant and looks innocent enough.

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comBut if you add a little spooky gauze to the lid and a dark jewel the jar becomes the object of a femme fatale or mistress of the dark.

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.com
Making a lace stenciled jar is easy with the right supplies. You’ll need:
  • An old jar
  • Martha Stewart Lace Stencils {I used the Doily Lace Silkscreen)
  • Martha Stewart Glass Paint {I used Metallic Black Nickel)
  • Martha Stewart Glass Squeegee
  • Gauze
  • Jewel
  • Glue
  1. The Martha Stewart silkscreen are self sticking so you simply apply the silkscreen to a clean surface. I always prep my glass surfaces by thoroughly cleaning them in soap and water and cleaning the surface again with rubbing alcohol to clean off any traces of soap or oils.
  2. Once your silkscreen is in place, apply the paint with the squeegee. Silkscreens are different then stencils. The paint is pushed through the delicate silk through the weave. So you only need to use a small amount of paint or it will smear under your silkscreen.
  3. After applying the paint, carefully remove the silkscreen while the paint is still wet.
  4. Wash the silkscreen immediately to remove the paint so you can reuse it.
  5. To create a design around the entire jar, wait for the first pattern to dry and then reposition your silkscreen apply your paint.
Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comFill your treat jar with goodies that your little in-house goblins can grab or if you’re having a party, make several jars with a variety of snacks.

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.comGroup the jar with some accent pieces like candles, books and crows. Adding a little moss to candle sticks and burning your candles down creates a haunted look and black crows are just plain scary in my opinion.

Black Lace Halloween Treat Jar using Martha Stewart silkscreens and paints via homework | carolynshomework.com
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6 comments:

  1. I love all your wonderful creations, they are so unique and not like anything I have ever seen...Loved the post and the tut on how you did everything, love that little dark side,, come see my goulie goules would love to know what you think...Phyllis

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  2. I knew this was yours the moment I saw it! Always in awe of your creativity!

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  3. Carolyn,

    I love it! So pretty and so elegant! Do you think I could feature on my other blog, Mason Jar Crafts Love? I just use one pic and a clear link back ... let me know!

    :) Linda

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  4. This is bee-utiful! I found you when I found MasonJarCraftsLove blog!
    can't wait to sit down and peruse you ideas on past blogs! It looks great!

    Blessings!

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