Splatter Paint New Year’s Eve Memory Jar
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to document our life more. Not just in photos, but also in writing. So I’m starting 2013 off right by making a memory jar! You can document your memories all year long and slip them into your memory jar. Then on the following New Year’s Eve, open it up and read through the memories of the past year!
Assorted acrylic paints
Paint brush, foam brush, old toothbrush (all great for splatter painting)
Fabric square, about 5 ½” by 5 ½”
This project is best suited for outdoors so you don’t have to worry about where the paint goes, but if it’s too cold or if you live in an apartment like we do, there’s a few different options. Use a large cardboard box to paint in! Turn on its side so the opening in facing you, lay some newspaper around the box and start painting. Second option is to paint in the bathtub! I lined the tub with newspapers and wiped away any excess splatters that got on the tub. Acrylic paints come off with soap and water so the bathtub is a perfect place.
Grab a paper plate or paint palette and pour out a good quarter sized amount of each of your paints.
Dip your brush into one color and start flinging it at your jar! There’s really no perfect technique, so have fun with it!
Rinse your brush and move to the next color.
Repeat until you’ve gone through all of your colors. Let it dry overnight.
Next cut a 5 ½ inch by 5 ½ inch square of fabric out.
Place on top of the Mason jar and tie a piece of ribbon around to keep it in place. Pull the fabric taut and using scissors or a craft knife, cut a slit across the top.
The last step in this project:
Make memories! You could even slip photos into the jar as well! It’s the perfect way to look back on the year : )
Happy New Year!