There are a lot of neat mason jar crafts out there, but it’s really not my thing….until now. As I was looking around pinterest, I saw a number of watermelon jars. To me, watermelons signal the first days of summer and I thought they would look great on my deck that I am redecorating for summer. I had my granddaughter Kendall with me, so we headed to Michaels.
Citronella candles in a jar from Dollar Store
Craft paint for glass (red, green)
3D black paint for seeds
We gathered all of our supplies on my old work table, and set down to paint our jars. I had recently purchased the citronella candles from The Dollar Tree for the deck, and thought they would look great painted like watermelons. You can use different size jars to use for tea lights or candles, and the large ones would make great vases, or to use to hold silverware on the picnic table.
Be sure the jars are clean and dry. Starting with the green on the bottom for the rind, then add the red for the watermelon. You can paint as thick or light as you like.
Using the 3D paint, add seeds.
And……our finished watermelon mason jars. These are for decorative use only, and should not be used for food products. Thanks to Kendall for helping with the pictures of me painting.