Well, it's the 8th of the month and REVERSE CONFETTI has got a brand new shiny BLOG HOP for y'all to get lots of inspiration from. This time, the Confetti Crew and a few friends are having a "love affair" with making ABC (anything BUT a card) Valentine's projects. We're even going so far as to adding a few step-outs/tutorials along the way!
REVERSE CONFETTI Blog HERE and y'all should have made it my blog via LAURIE'S BLOG HERE. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing!
REVERSE CONFETTI Confetti Cuts dies on my mind, so when I came across these sweet mason jars with the hearts "cut out" as inspiration on Pinterest, I knew exactly what to make and how I was going to give the project a little Reverse Confetti love!
I couldn't wait to head out to Michael's, Dollar Tree and Home Depot for my supplies to get started: A few mason jars, some spray paint, and some of those battery operated tealights. I already had some vinyl that I had used with my Silhouette some time ago, and I grabbed my HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts die because it was the perfect size for my "cut out" heart image.
I first wiped the jars down with a baby wipe to get any greasy residue from hands or grimy fingers off. Then, I simply die cut the vinyl (doesn't matter what color), the same way I would die cut paper with the HEART TO HEART die, and adhered them to the outside of the jar (the smooth side). I almost left them this way--they look so cute!
It was time to spray paint! There's just something about spray paint that's so fun!
Maybe it's just the smell that makes me happy! Or loopy. I spray painted right over the vinyl hearts, creating a reverse mask.
Meanwhile, back at the farm, while my jars were drying (the red took a while), I came inside from the fumes and made the little tags I was to tie on with jute using the CRUSHIN' Valentine's stamp set from last year. I cut them into circles with the FRESH 'N FRUITY orange (the fruit not the color) die. That circle was the perfect size to layer on top of the smaller tag from the TAG ME Confetti Cuts. I kept the look very clean, simple and on trend. Hello, GOLD!
When they were finally done drying, the fun part was peeling off the vinyl heart and seeing what a perfect image it left on the clear glass! I did have to do this slowly as some extra paint wanted to pull up along with the hearts on one of the red jars. Just go slow and start at the bottom when using that thicker, glossy paint. The metallic paint dried faster and had no problems with peeling.
After that, I simply tied the tags onto the jars with the jute cording and added the cute little tealights. I made 2 red and 2 gold ones and filled one of the gold ones with conversation hearts so that they show through. You could decorate the tops of the jars as well, but I like mine open and quite plain, so I'll save them for another project for another day. Here's a look at what I used: