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{baby sprinkle} diy dip dyed jars

by Lila on May 30, 2014

DIY Dip Dyed Centerpieces - Step by step instructionsNothing like a little DIY in your life when it comes to party decor. When deciding on the centerpieces for the lovely baby sprinkle I was hosting, I envisioned clusters of gold, dip-dyed jars. I am really into the whole metallic thing right now. Picture me in my kitchen, fishing through cabinets, deciding what prettily-packaged foods I could finish off quickly and steal the jar.

To make your own, follow the steps below.

Dip Dyed Centerpieces - Step by step instructionsSTEP 1: Collect materials

In this case: jars, gold paint that can be used on glass, tape, and sponge brushes.

STEP 2: Tape jars

Tape the jars where you want your line to be. I wanted them to be asymmetrical, so I forced my tape into a curve. Be sure you have a smooth continuous line when finished.

STEP 3: Paint jars

What I found worked best was to apply a heavy layer of paint. After a moment the paint settles and the brush marks disappear.

STEP 4: Let the paint settle

Allow the heavy coat of paint to drip down over the tape, leaving a nice even finish on the jar. The trick is to not put so much paint that it keeps dripping past the tape. If you do apply too much, don’t worry, you can simply wipe it off with a paper towel before it dries.

STEP 5: Remove the tape

Pull off the tape carefully while the paint is still a little wet and set the jar back down to fully dry. This allows for a nice clean edge, that almost looks like you might have actually dip dyed these jars.

STEP 6: Fill with flowers

Once the jars are dry they are ready to be filled with water and flowers. Clustered together they make for a beautiful centerpiece. For the baby shower I plan to use them with all white flowers. Can’t wait to share!

Don’t miss the rest of the “Baby Sprinkle Series!” You can find the party’s inspiration here and the perfect printable invitation here.

 

 

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kate @ undeniable style May 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Love the styling with the hydrangeas!

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Lila May 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Thank you, I cut them from my garden!

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