Painted Teacher Pencil Jar with Step-by-Step Tutorial

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In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you and your kids how to paint these super cute teacher pencil jars that will make great end of the year teacher gifts for their favorite teacher.



This is a project that I worked on two years ago for DecoArt.I’ve finally decided that now is the time to share it with you. Better late than never, right?

If you’re interested in painting your own teacher jar, please make sure to watch the videos included in this post. I hope they help when it comes to explaining the painting process I’ve used.

Project Template for the
Glass Teacher Jar
(To be used in conjunction with the videos that follow)
Supplies Needed:
1 – 3” square x 6” tall glass jar (available at Michael’s
Craft Store)
Rubbing alcohol
1 – ½ wide, flat paintbrush
1 – #5 round paintbrush
1 – #1 round paintbrush
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – Black
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – True
Red
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – Dark
Chocolate
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint –
Festive Green
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – White
1 paper plate (to be used as your paint palette)
Newspaper to cover your work surface
1 cup of water with a pinch of dish soap for washing
paintbrushes between colors
Paper towels for drying paintbrushes between colors
Step-By-Step Instructions:
-Wash the glass jar with soap and water before you’re ready
to paint.
-Brush the entire outside surface of the jar with the
rubbing alcohol and allow to dry. (This prepares the surface for the paint).
-Using the flat paintbrush, paint a black rectangle to two
sides of the glass.  (see template) Allow
to dry.
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a red apple shape on the
opposite two sides of the glass. (see template) 
Allow to dry.
-Apply 2 additional coats of black paint to the rectangle,
allowing the paint to dry in-between coats. 
(A hair dryer can be used to speed up the process if needed)
-Apply 2 additional coats of red paint to the apple,
allowing the paint to dry in-between coats. (A hair dryer can be used to
speed up the process if needed)
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a brown frame around the
black rectangle (3 coats) allowing the paint to dry thoroughly in-between each
coat.
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a green leaf at the top of
each apple.
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a brown stem on the top of
each apple.
-Using the #1 round brush, paint a white stick figure boy
and girl onto each blackboard along with a 123 and ABC above one of each stick
figure.
-Using the #1 round brush, paint a small apple in one hand
of each of the stick figures.
-Using the #1 round brush, paint a white A+ Teacher and
teachers name inside the apple.
Design, instruction and videos supplied by:  Kudos Kitchen by Renée for DecoArt
Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Where food, art and fun collide on a regular basis!

Thanks for visiting me in my Kudos Kitchen. I hope you’ve enjoyed your stay!
Until we create again,

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