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Paint Drip Jars

Most people go to stores for the merchandise. You know, the things for sale. Me? I'm drawn to displays. Like these paint drip mason jars that were on display at Anthropologie ...

What does it say about me that when I walk into a store like Anthropologie instead of focusing on the fabulous merchandise, I’m drawn to the display?

And the silly that is me I pick up one of the pieces on the display to look for the price tag. And then … and only then … do I realize this is not for sale. It’s a prop.  Part of the display.
 

* and now picture me clunking my forehead with my open palm *


And when I leave I cannot stop thinking about that Anthropologie display. A display featuring paint drip mason jars. And those paint drip mason jars stay with me.  They haunt me.  So I Google "Anthropologie paint drip mason jars" when I get home … you know, to find all those re-creation tutorials out in blog land …

 … and I find two.  This one and this one that I proceeded to pin on this Pinterest board ...

 Huh?

* and picture me clunking my forehead with my open palm again *


Only two?  I expected to find hundreds upon hundreds of blog posts about this.  Because I’m never ever ahead of the curve. On top of the trends. I’m typically trailing behind. Far, far behind …

(and it never ever occurs to me that perhaps there are so few blog posts or tutorials because this project is just not trendy or cool or ahead of the curve ...)


So I forge ahead (thinking I'm way too cool) and enlist the help of my daughter for this super cinchy project.  We grab some Prego jars that I’ve been saving ...

... because, like pallets, the ever so popular mason jars elude me; I do not know where I would find these seemingly cheap and plentiful jars …

… and we grab the paint we used to make our birch tree painting. And we add a bit of water to the paint so that it will pour easily …

 
… and then we pour the paint into the bottom of the jars and turn the jar upside down so the paint runs and drips; and we twist it and turn it again and again …

 
 … and then we layer more colors by pouring it in slowly and carefully along the top lip of the jar ...

 … and we repeat our pours around the lip of the jar until my daughter gives it seal of approval.

And the very best part of this super cinchy project?  Unlike Anthropologie -- who probably paid a steep sum of money to some high priced stylist to make all those pretty paint drip jars -- this project cost me zero dollars. 

That’s right.  Nothing.  Nada.

 

Linda is a wife, mother, Chicago homeowner … and creator and author of it all started with paint blog.  You can find her paint drip jar tutorial here … You can also find her on Facebook here … and follow her on Twitter here …

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