3.08.2012

DIY: Lucky Milk Glass

Sweet and simple, that's the way I like it. 
In honor of March being National Craft Month, I am thinking of sharing some easy peasy DIYs with you each week. Let's kick this week off (er, end it?) with a really quick and adorable St. Patrick's Day DIY. 
Doily banner optional!

Lucky Milk Glass


Materials

Glass bottle

Craft Paint - I used Martha Stewart's paint line in Metallic Yellow Gold

White Gloss Spray Paint

Paintbrush

Tape - I ran out of regular tape so I used some Washi tape. Stylin'!

Stencil - I made my own by cutting out a four leaf clover from cardstock. 


Step 1: I used this DIY Milk Glass tutorial that I found on Ruffled. Make sure your jar is clean and use spray paint in a well ventilated area. Do not do this in your tiny apartment's kitchen thinking "well ventilated" means "open a window." 
Go outside, lovelies.
 Spray two even coats and let dry. I let my little jar dry for an hour.


Step 2: Tape your stencil to your jar. Paint away! It's not going to come out perfect because you're painting on a curved surface, but you can always go in afterwards and fix any smudges with a smaller paint brush.

 
Step 3: Peel off your stencil, fix any smudges, and dance the Irish Jig. You're done. I love a three-step DIY.


I had a lot of smudges. Ah well, you know I love imperfections!


A little St. Patrick's Day inspiration makes me all warm inside. Or it could be the Guinness. 

Enjoy!

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19 comments:

  1. These are cute but oh so not Irish. These are four leaf clovers, in Ireland we do shamrocks! Just for next time :)

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    1. haha, thanks for the heads up! You're totally right that shamrocks are more Irish - I got a little ambitious and added a fourth leaf:)

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    2. Very very pretty though! I love your blog :)

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  2. This is so incredibly cute and simple laura! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. super super cute :) and you know i love the 4-leaf, irish or not! ;)

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  4. I love, love, LOVE this project. Even a craft-impaired gal like me could probably pull this off! The doily banner is especially lovely, I would love to use a different stencil; and make one for a baby shower I am organizing!

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  5. "Do not do this in your tiny apartment's kitchen thinking 'well ventilated' means 'open a window.'"

    So that's why it smelled like that when I got home.

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