DecoArt® Pumpkin in a Jar

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Pumpkin in a Jar

You won't need a magic wand to turn this mason jar into a pumpkin. DecoArt paints and other supplies make it easy to create.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Wash jar in warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry completely. Use scissors to cut out green foam leaf shapes.
  • 2
    Use craft knife or scissors to cut mouth shape from self-adhesive paper. Position and press shape onto jar.
  • 3
    Basecoat jar and lid with Multi-Purpose Sealer.
  • 4
    Paint lid and neck of jar Hauser Light Green. Paint remainder of jar Pumpkin.
  • 5
    Trace and transfer patterns for eyes and nose, or use chalk pencil to draw shapes on jar.
  • 6
    Side load #12 flat brush with Cadmium Orange and float color in vertical stripes on jar. (Refer to photo for placement.)
  • 7
    Paint eyes Snow White with Baby Blue irises and Lamp Black pupils. Highlight with Snow White.
  • 8
    Paint nose Cadmium Orange.
  • 9
    Remove adhesive paper from mouth area.
  • 10
    Use liner brush and Lamp Black to outline shapes.
  • 11
    Brush Gloss Varnish over jar and Glitter over leaves and lid.
  • 12
    Mist jar and lid with Americana Matte Spray.
  • 13
    Twist chenille stem around jar top. Position and adhere foam leaves onto chenille stem ends.
  • 14
    Helpful Hint: Let dry between steps.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Loew-Cornell® Ball Wide Mouth Quart 104179538
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Blue 104106668
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Hauser Light Green 104106597
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Orange 104106601
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 0 104464143
  • Nicole™ Crafts Gic Glitter 0.5 oz. Kelly Green 104277338
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® 2 oz. Gloss Varnish 104549494
  • Plaid® Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray 6 oz. Matte 104107917
  • DecoArt® Americana® 8 oz. Multi-Purpose™ Sealer 104550615
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 3 mm 12 pc. Multi-Color 104277460
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 8 104118910
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 12 104118907
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Green 104258600
  • Loew-Cornell® White Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch 4 pc. 104548578
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Max Tacky Adhesive™ 104735584
  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Pen
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