I wish you lived down the road.
I know I’ve said this before.
But it’s true.
I wish you lived in the white house with the picket fence and the roses and day lilies and the herd of goats in the front yard that are always escaping.
Okay…..maybe just the picket fence without the goats.
And when you stopped by the house to see the roses and drink sweet tea on the back porch and listen to me tell you all about how I made the monogrammed mason jars and listen to my sad tale of woe about how “nobody” broke one of the moss-covered urns last weekend…..
….you would bring a pie.
With homemade crust and fresh strawberries from your garden.
So if you’re in the neighborhood with a pie….looking for some sweet tea and a monogrammed mason jar discussion…..
….just head towards Tennessee and turn left. 🙂
Monogrammed Mason Jar DIY
(please note: use gloves when making this project and follow all safety precautions on the label)
Step 1. Purchase mason jars that don’t have writing on them
I bought them at Wal-mart.
12 of the quart size jars.
They were on the aisle next to the person wearing the superman cape.
Step 2: Purchase alphabet stickers from a craft store
Place a letter sticker on the center of the mason jar.
I just bought regular stickers at Hobby Lobby and took the W’s out of the package.
I had to buy the entire alphabet of stickers.
Step 3: Tape off a square around the letter
Here’s an example of a single letter and a three-letter monogram with white tape around them.
Make sure you score the tape so it forms as tight a seal as possible.
Step 3: Apply etching cream with a brush
Leave on for about 45 seconds.
I used Armour Etch.
Here are the directions for the project from their website.
Note: Each etching cream may be slightly different.
Be sure to follow directions and safety precautions on the bottle of etching cream you bought.
Step 4: Wash off etching cream with soap and water.
Peel off “W” sticker.
Your “W” should be clear and the circle should be etched.
Wash glass with soap and water thoroughly again to make sure all etching cream is removed.
I ran mine through the dishwasher.
I thought they would make the cutest centerpieces for a wedding.
Or for a shower.
Oh….and I’ve been meaning to ask you….did you watch the American Idol finale? Am I the only one?
And have you tried those new Crystal Light drink mixes that you squirt into your glass? Amazing.
These are the kind of things we totally need to discuss….
…..on the back porch over sweet tea and pie. 🙂
For more monogrammed projects….be sure to check out my monogram projects page.
Sharing this over at Kim’s.