Ok, before I tell you about these distressed & stenciled pickle jars, I have to tell you that we LOVE sweet pickles in this house! On a sandwich or just like that, oh so good! And they come in such cute jars that I’m accumulating quite the collection. So I thought I make something with these, they are cute as they are, but I wanted to give them a little bit of charm.
And what better way to do that than with chalky finish paint?! And some stencils!
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Distressed & Stenciled Pickle Jars
What I’ve used:
~ pretty jars [in my case pickle jars 🙂 ]
~ these stencils for the numbers
~ a black permanent marker
I gave them a good cleaning and took off the labels by filling the jars with boiling water. After 5 minutes I just peeled off the lables, so easy! [careful, this is still hot, so you can burn yourself easily!]
After two coats of chalky finish paint they looked like this:
I grabbed a black permanent marker and my stencils…
This is how they looked after applying the stencils with the marker:
And then I just distressed the jars and numbers carefully with sandpaper, until they looked like this:
You could use them as little flower vases or storage on a desk and the possibilities are endless! I planned on using them for my outdoor space, since the weather is absolutely BBQ worthy!
If you like this idea, pin it!!
I seriously can’t wait to get everything ready outside and officially start the BBQ season over here! Hope you like them, have a nice day & Thank you SO much for stopping by today!