Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 2 hours plus drying time.
Age range: 10+
Things you’ll need:
White Spray Paint
Red Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Twine
Natural Basswood Plank
Red and White Baker’s Twine
Gold Faux Deer Antler Pick
Champagne Glitter Paint Artificial Pine Picks
Gold Berry Cluster Pick
Unfinished Wood Deer Head Cutout
Miniature Gold Metallic Deer
Floral Foam Block
Things to do:
1. Spray glass mason jars with a white primer. I used the Krylon ColorMaster White Satin Enamel Spray Paint that contains a primer. The primer is a very important step. It helps the paint stick to the jar. Set aside jars to dry. I allow my to dry upside down on a 3/4 ” unfinished wood dowel rod set inside a green floral foam block.
2. Paint the glass mason jars with the Red Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Set on wood dowels upside down to dry. Repeat until desired color has been reached. I used three coats of red paint.
3. Arrange the pine sticks, berry clusters and the deer antlers as desired inside the jar.
4. Wrap a strand of red and white baker’s twine around a strand of the natural twine twice. The natural twine should be long enough to go around the top of the mason jar, plus tying in a knot.
5. Then tie the red and white baker’s twine in a double knot if the front of a gold miniature deer to make a scarf. Keep the natural twine behind the miniature deer.
6. Tie the miniature deer onto the mason jar with the natural twin. Place a double knot in the back of the mason jar. Repeat with second jar.
7. Paint the Unfinished Wood Deer Head Cutout with the Champagne FolkArt Extreme Glitter Paint. Allow the paint to dry between coats. I used three coats of paint.
8. Tie a strand of natural twine to the back of each antler in a double knot. Then trim the end of the strand.
9. Tie the two strands of natural twine in the back of the mason jar in a double knot.
10. Set the jars on the Natural Basswood Plan.
Voila! You now have your own DIY Red and Gold Mason Jars with Deer Decor!