By Roni Johnson
It’s finally beginning to look like summer! To welcome in the season I have a fun project to add cheer to your picnics, BBQ’s or anywhere you are going to gather. A multi-use Watermelon Slice Mason Jar – it can be used as a vase for fresh flowers, a handy organizer to hold forks, knives and spoons or even a fun lantern for late-night get together. It will add a fun fruity element no matter how you choose to use it.
Time: 35 minutes + Dry Time
Wash and dry the mason jar.
Tape off a diagonal design using painters tape as shown.
Draw a zigzag vertical line using the Cotton White StazOn Studio Glaze leaving ¾” – 1” between lines and let dry.
Apply one or more layers of Cactus Green StazOn Studio Glaze over the taped off section of the jar. For the example I applied one layer over the entire area and a second layer between the zigzag stripes to create the dark and light green stripes found on a real watermelon.
Remove the painters tape. You may need to use an exacto knife on stubborn areas of the tape.
Use Cotton White StazOn Studio Glaze to create a ½” wide border around the edge of the green watermelon rind.
Draw watermelon seeds over the remainder of the jar using Jet Black Studio Glaze and let them dry completely.
Apply St Valentine’s StazOn Studio Glaze to the upper portion of the jar covering the watermelon seeds as you go. Let this layer dry completely.
Finish off the project by adding a bow around the neck of the jar.
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