Sunday, February 11, 2018

DIY - Mason Jar Tissue Holder

Hi everyone,

Sorry it has been a while since I've posted. Between work and just an overall sense of exhaustion I’ve been struggling. Today I am battling day 3 of a horrible migraine but I am determined to get this posted.

Over the course of the last week I did sneak in a little time each evening to get a little crafting done. The tissue holders above are quite easy to make but due to the nature of the beast (painting that is) it can be a timely endeavor, when it comes to allowing the paint and sealer to dry.

Originally my plan was to do a tissue jar with plaster of Paris flowers. You see my sister challenged me to join her in a YouTube challenge she found. Sounds quite simple really, do a floral home decor project, record your process and post. Well I had to be all extra and attempt the plaster of Paris flowers because I wanted it to look just so. 

As you can see above they are quite pretty, but they were a Pinterest fail for me. It could have been because I used chalk paint to color the plaster or maybe I didn't let them cure long enough. Either way ir was a flop this time. But I will be trying it again.

Now on to the  tissue jars themselves. Who doesn't love a mason jar? Even Skull got in on the action on this one. The red one above his handy work.  All you need are few simple items.  
  1. Mason Jar - quart size - i got mine from Michaels, Skull, got his from the pantry
  2. Alochol swab
  3. Chalk paint - We used the ——- brand from Michaels
  4. Foam brush
  5. Tissues — We used Kleenex perfect fit (bit pricey but as the name says its a perfect fit) 
  6. Cardstock — “for the lid”
  7. Pencil
  8. Sisscors
  9. Mod Podge Spray Sealer (optional)
  10. Vinyl (optional) - to use as a decal (like we did) or as a stencil for your design
  11. Patience 
The first thing we did was wipe our jars down with an alochol swab, made sure the jar was dry, then it was time for the first coat. This is where patience comes in. Let that dry and repeat two more times. 

While waiting for the paint to dry grab your pencil and trace your lid, using scissors cut it out and cut an “x” in the middle.

 Running low on patience like I do? Grab your hair dryer you can shorten drying time using one. A quick trip outside to spray with sealer and more drying time.
After all that is done decorate as desired. We used my Cricut and vinyl decals, ribbon, and a few flowers on mine. Once decorated it is time to assemble. Grab your Kleenex fill the jar, feed one through the card stock lid, put your ring on and viola you are done.

 There are quite a few videos tutorials on YouTube for these jars, even one on how to fill them using any brand of tissues. I'll link my favorites below.

  1. Tashas Creative Side -- jar tutorial
  2. For Sophie Designs -- refill tutorial

 Not interested in diy but would love one for your home check out AmysAdoreablesNC and pick one up today.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with other links listed on this page. These are just personal favorites of mine.

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