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I have an abundance of mason jars that I got off Craigslist last summer. My plans to use them for canning have been postponed, since I need a canner and haven’t found a reasonability priced one yet. I decided that maybe I should use a few of them for crafts instead. A friend sent me a link about spray painting mason jars and using them as flower pots. It was too cute to pass up.

What you’ll need:

Spray paint

Mason jar{s}

Sheet/cardboard to cover ground

I used Krylon spray paint in Watermelon.

Start with your mason jar upside down. Then apply one thin coat.

The best way to achieve a thin coat is to spray from a distance of about 6 inches. Be sure to keep moving your hand back and forth, ensuring you don’t concentrate too much paint on one area.

Allow to dry.

I used Krylon, because it dries in 10 minutes. And I’m impatient.

Once dry, turn the mason jar right side up.

Spray again with a thin coat.

Allow to dry.

Flip the mason jar back over, spray again.

Repeat the process until your jar is evenly coated.

And here is my finished product, with vinca flowers planted. A cheerful welcome to our entry, don’t you think?

Have you ever made your own flower pots? 

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On my updated 30 before 30, I decided to learn to crochet. Last Friday I took the girls to Hobby Lobby to buy my supple of crochet needles and yarn. While walking the aisles, I had visions of crocheting afghans, baby blankets and cute girl sweaters.

Then I got home.

And I realized maybe, just maybe, I should stick with learning to crochet a pot holder. Because, while crocheting hasn’t been hard to learn, I’m no Martha Stewart, and have as much creative talent as a monkey. So a pot holder it will be.

After the weekend, this is what I had:

Some how, I got my rows off and the pot holder has taken on a trapezoid shape. Not to mention the knots {is that what they are called??} aren’t all very tight. I decided to take a break and work on the other yarn that I got. It started off well, but then {thanks to a certain 3 year old who will remain nameless} my rows were unraveled. Which meant I ended up redoing a lot of my work. So, my pot holder isn’t quite the size I was going for. Maybe it’ll turn into a doll’s baby blanket?

Have you ever crocheted? Any advice for this novice?

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