March’s Book & DIY Project

March’s Book & DIY Project

By Something Social (324 words)
Posted in DIY Projects on March 29, 2013

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Time for Book & DIY!

This months’ book was great and I flew through it! I read Spin by Catherine McKenzie. I stumbled upon this book through the recommended books on Amazon. This was her debut novel and there’s nowhere better to start than at the beginning. The leading lady in this book is a writer and goes into a drug/alcohol rehab to follow a cover story and ends up learning a lot about herself in the process. It’s funny, easy to follow and is sprinkled with the character’s favorite tunes. Which I immediately downloaded after reading the book :-) I’m always on the hunt for a good playlist. My favorite line:  “Love is supposed to be simple. It’s supposed to be about brushing raindrops off eyelashes and looks across a crowded room. It’s supposed to be about watching a shooting star, or the way a leaf falls off a tree and floats to the ground.”

I have to admit March was a tough month for me for my DIY project. What I was trying to make was a blue tinted mason jar. What I ended up with was a lot of painted blue jars but you can never have too many!

What did I use to make them?

  • Mason Jars/Jelly Jars/Any kind of Jar
  • Martha Stewart Craft Paint/any shade of blue/Multi surface acrylic Craft Paint or Glass Paint
  • Martha Stewart Tintable Glaze Affect
  • Paintbrush
  • You can buy everything at Michaels

How much did it cost?

  • Between $5-$15

How did I make them?

  • I made a few different versions. The simplest is just painting the outside of the mason jar (2 coats) with either the acrylic paint or the glass paint. Let them sit overnight and they are done!

The more complicated version:

Step 1: Put both the acrylic paint and the glaze inside a mason jar and swirl them around until the whole jar is completely coated on the inside.

Step 2: Put the jars in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 degrees.

Enjoy!

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