Have you added any fall decor yet?
If you’re still waiting for a great project to inspire you, then you’re in the right place today! I’m super excited to be joining my blogging besties again for this season’s challenge!
By the way – if you missed our previous challenges, you can visit them here:
Now we’ve pulled together our best ideas for fall using simple glass apothecary jars and I’m pretty sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration here to get a few fun fall projects rolling yourself.
For my project, I went Old World. I love the rich colors of Tuscan decor, and I knew right away that the gorgeous colors of fall would lend themselves well to adding a little more of the look to our home.
I headed to the paint department at Home Depot and browsed the paint chips. (Does anyone else love doing that?)
I also wanted to add some texture to my jars to give them a more rustic look, so I grabbed a tub of spackling compound, a can of primer, an inexpensive brush, and a plastic putty knife.
After some thought, I decided to start with a light coat of primer. It may not have been totally necessary, but I thought it would probably provide a better surface for the spackling to stick to.
The spackling compound was the main event for this project, so I spent some time working on a technique that would produce the effect I wanted.
I started by spreading it on, cake frosting style.
Once it was pretty even and smooth, I dabbed it all over with the flat part of the knife, creating little peaks.
This is a lot more dramatic than I planned for the finished jar to be, but that was easy to fix once it was fully dry.
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Dry Dex compound is really fun. It goes on pink – then turns white when it’s dry, making it simple to know at a glance when you’re ready to move on.
After drying, I gently brushed my fingers over the peaks and they fell right off. Then I had the gentle texture I wanted.
Finally, it was time to paint. I chose three fall colored paints and bought a sample container of each.
Since the new texture was rougher than the original jar, it took some touching up after a beginning coat to get into all of the little nooks and crannies. I used a small watercolor brush to get into the smallest areas.
Finally, I added a 4″ polystone fleur-de-lis to the front of each jar using my favorite adhesive, gorilla glue, and I had 3 fun fall kitchen canisters.
I’m so ready for fall goodies now!
I’ve already had a suggestion for cookies.
Maybe pumpkin spice?
What would you store in these Old World Style Fall Kitchen Canisters?
Many thanks to the great folks at Jar Store, who provided the jars – at no cost to me – for this project.
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