- clean baby food jars (<--Crapt!)
- craft paint
- Sharpie marker
- pencil and paper
- paint brushes
1. I cleaned my baby food jars. It was tough removing the sticky glue residue on the glass. I had to use a lot of elbow grease and Goo-gone.
2. Then, I cut out two rectangular pieces of paper to fit inside each bottle. I doodled my design on the papers and then placed them inside the jars.
|Meet Mrs. and Mr. Skull|
3. I used a Sharpie marker to trace my design onto the jars. (Note: It was difficult tracing the images onto the curved baby food jars. It helped if I closed one eye while tracing.)
4. I made sure to note which parts of the design I wanted to paint and which I wanted to leave clear. Then, I started by painting all the white bits. It looked a bit blotchy, so I painted it over again several times. Then I ran into some unexpected problems: the white paint covered my Sharpie marker. (Oh crapt!) So I had to guess where the rest of my design was.... but luckily I found that if I angled the bottle a certain way I could still see traces of Sharpie marker to guide the rest of my painting. Once I finished painting, I retraced my design with Sharpie marker.
5. Here they are all lit up with candles. You can definitely see the brush strokes, but I still think they look pretty cute.