Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Ball Jars

After seeing painted Ball jars at the Junk Sisters show I have been wanting to make some of my own. I thought it would be fun to make some in Easter colors.


I was really happy with how they turned out they make the house look more like Spring!

I started out with 3 jars from Goodwill...that cost me a whooping .87 cents.


I used my homemade chalk paint recipe (found here) and then sanded the paint off to show the jar details.



I think they look so vintage and cute! A fun and simple project.

I thought I would "play house" and make a pretty Spring table setting too.




I got a sweet Boyd bear at Goodwill the other day that at first I thought was a bunny. Turns out it is a poodle. Lula the fairy seems to think he is cute. :)


I hope this finds everyone enjoying Spring!


Thanks for visiting!

39 comments:

Anne said...

What pretty jars Sandy! Your tablescape is beautiful too! LOVE your tablecloth and place mats!

Anne

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

I love how they turned out!! Your little doll is just precious.

Blessings,
Amy jO

Sharon said...

Really cute ! I love the pastels !

Roxanne Reinhart said...

They turned out very cute and spring like! You just painted them on the outside? I think they give just the right amount of soft color for your lovely white home. Great job!!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Oh yeah...I LOVE that bear in the bunny suit. :).

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh so cute, Sandy. You're table setting is beautiful.

Deb said...

What a welcoming Spring table. Very cute. And look at the adorable kitten. Now that is a sweet face. Deb

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sandy those jars look so pretty! Your table looks beautiful!

June said...

Your Spring table is so pretty Sandy! I adore those pastel jars and the daffodils! I love it when I get to peek into your lovely home. I could so live there!!!
sending hugs...

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How lovely your display and table setting is Sandy. Do you press all your frills on your table cloth every time you put it on the table. I had mine in the cupboard for a while and took it out yesterday. I pressed the top again but didn't do the frills and they are still a bit scrunched from being folded up. Yours look so neat. I think maybe mine might drop the creases after a few days. Well here's hoping anyway. x

Suzan Sweatman said...

I HAVE to get some of those jars - so pretty - and so perfectly SPRING -
I just painted 3 books those same colors lol
Hugs,
Suzan

WhiteWhispers2u said...

The Jars look so good painted and it gives them such a different look.I want some myself :)

Thanks for the visit, yes I love just looking at my boots sittin around.

~K.Marie

Junkchiccottage said...

Ok my dear you have inspired me to paint some of my ball jars! Yours came out so cute. I love your table setting very pretty.
Kris

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Sandy, it looks so Easter Spring over here like an Easter egg.
I love your spring setting, but better yet seeing off into the distance into the other room with what looks and feels like I am viewing a part of you storybook world..... Its a cottage to love.

Thank you my sweet friend for taking the time to visit and leaving a comment that joys my heart :)

Happy Spring,
a beautiful weekend to you and yours.

xx
Dore

Diane said...

What a pretty spring table. Love the colors on your ball jars and your bunnies are so cute!

Fran Mclean said...

That is so cute!! Now I need to try it. Maybe make a few for each season hmmmmm :-)

Grandma Carolee said...

Your table is beautiful!! I really like the jars painted in pastels.

Susan said...

Lovely table setting Sandy - you're ready for spring!

Cynthia said...

Oh I love this table, it screams spring to me the colors are just beautiful. Happy Spring!

Cynthia

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your painted ball jars are darling. Your table setting is so pretty too. Looks like Easter time! Nancy http.cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

The ball jars are adorable. They look great in the pastel colors.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous! I love love love how you scraped off some paint to see the details of the jars. Such a creative, unique idea. They turned out fabulously :)

Visiting from Creative Things Thursday!
Tammy
ourneckofthewoods.net

Lucille said...

The jars turned out so well. Cute pic with Lula the fairy and the poodle. But best of all is that darling little black and white cat. Is that you he's looking at? It's such a trusting, endearing look, so filled with love!

Annesphamily said...

Oh how I love those sweet little jars! You have such a talent. That bear/bunny/poodle is delightful! Love all your whites. You would love being here, it is snowing like mad and everything is turning white quickly!

Un fiore di Crilà said...

I love your tablesetting and your painted jars are beautiful!!!
Ciao
Cristina

lynn said...

oh, your painted jars look so pretty on your table, sandy:) and how adorable is the poodle bear with lulu?! poodle bear...something i never thought i'd ever type-ha!

Ana said...

Oh Sandy, everything looks so springy and absolutely beautiful. Love how the jars turned out and your table looks awesome. Lula looks very happy in her new home...I knew she would love it there. Wishing you a wonderful day my sweet friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

the ball jars are wonderful, I like how you sanded off a speck! And your table is gorgeous!


Carol

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hi Sandy, Thanks for the visit.I know what you mean.I was the happiest ever when we had a farm had horses and other animals.Hope to one day again.

I am still loving those jars, need to paint some myself.

~Blessings K.Marie, xoxo

Janet said...

Your tablescape looks so pretty! I especially love your painted bell jars! We are thinking about painting some for centerpieces for my daughter's wedding.

Debi Willhoite said...

Love the jars! Such pretty colors! And your table looks so sweet! I was thinking of trying this paint thing on some of the last jars I am trying to do something with...have seen alot of them lately and they are so pretty painted up in pastels...I saved your chalk paint recipe to try, so maybe after the grandbabes go home I will give it a whirl! Your little bear is just adorable too!

Hugs,
Debi

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Loving the jars Sandy!
Our new shop girl has made some for the shop but I want to try and do it myself!

Tricia said...

Those jars turned out so cute! I love the colors. I've seen them around and have been wanting to try to make some too...so far it's just an idea though :)

Anna Marie Holt said...

Oh I love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Your kitties are so adorable! I love our farmhouse kitties too! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Very nice! I have lots of jars to practice on. Happy Easter!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your table looks so pretty, Sandy! I love how those Ball jars turned out! Love the colors you chose. Perfect for Spring. Hope your hip is feeling better. Happy Easter!

Activity Directors Sharing Ideas said...

I love love love this !!!!

Janae said...

I tried to comment on this a long time ago but I don't think it worked from my phone ht does not always for some reason. I love the jars! Very spring like! I love your pretty garden flowers' I need to get on planting picking flowers.

Tori B. said...

I love these jars, so pretty! I will definitely be making some in the near future...specially for Spring!