Tuesday, 21 February 2017

DecoArt Blogger Outreach Shabby chic Altered Jar

Hello all

It has been a difficult week with things not getting any easier anytime soon.  The Father in Law is seriously ill in hospital at the moment and we are not sure if he will be well enough to come back out. Although the hospital staff are doing a wonderful job of keeping him going.

I do have a new project for you today which is a shabby chic jar i created from an empty beetroot jar. Make sure it is full washed and all labels are removed before coating with DecoArt White Gesso. You can find more DecoArt products and inspiration here

Products used
The Works Charm Pack
Docrafts Madam Payrud's Lace Trims
Assorted Paper Roses
Assorted Ribbon roses
Assorted Buttons

DecoArt do make chalky finish paint for glass but i didn't have the colour i wanted so i used 4 coats of Innocent from the Americana Chalky Finish Paint Range. Leave to dry fully and then paint over with Sealer or Matt Finish.

I used Trimcraft First Edition Pretty Poesy to decorate the center of the jar and i just cut it to fit. Next add a bit of wide lace trim around the center. 

I added a large flower as the focal point and then added matching embellishments around it.

I created the lid by painting over it and then gluing pink lace around the lid. I then glued embellishments to the top and filled the lid.

Thank you for visiting


  1. Hi Katie this is gorgeous I love how you have decorated this jar. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is gorgeous Katie, love the beautiful colours and lace. So sorry to hear about your Father in Law. Sending prayers.
    Linda xxx

  3. This is such a fantastic shabby chic project Katie, I really love it

  4. Oh this is really beautiful hun love cheryl xxx

  5. Beautiful project Katie, love the colours and shabby chic look. Sorry to hear about your Father-in-law. Cathy x

  6. Beautifully decorated jar-love the pink and all the flowers-sorry to hear about your Father in Law
    carol x

  7. Fab project Katie - love it! Shabneez x

  8. Just gorgeous! Have enjoyed looking at some of your posts!!

  9. Absolutely beautiful! So sorry to hear your father-in-law is in hospital, hugs and healing for your all. Blessings, Tracy x