Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Pinterest Win!

Ironically, my last post was about 3 recent Pinterest FAILS. Today, I wanted to show a Pinterest SUCCESS! Yay! I had originally seen this pin on the right and thought the jars looked really cool! However, after my recent attempts at Pinterest projects, I had very little hope that this would work.  Mom had a few mason jars that she gave me, we had food coloring, I just needed to go out and buy Modge Podge.  Which, THANKFULLY, Michaels had 50% off coupons for the recent holiday, so I was able to get it for only about $4.  I mixed together the Modge Podge and food coloring, just as the instructions said, and painted the inside of the jars.  I was almost content with the way the jars looked just painted like that! I wish I took a picture of them then, but because of the "paint", you couldn't see through the jars, and the color was a paler shade of the final product.  I followed the rest of the steps, put them in the oven, and when I took them out, they were still the pale, you-can't-see-through-it color.  But, as I said earlier, I was fine with the way they looked.  The Modge Podge mixture was still pretty tacky, though, when they came out of the over, and even a couple hours later, so I just let them sit out over night.  The next morning, Mom called me downstairs and said, "Mallory--come look at your jars!"  Because of my luck, I was expecting the paint to have just completely slid right out of the jar and they wouldn't be colored at all. Instead, as soon as I saw my jars, I threw my hands up in the air and said, "THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE!!" haha. I was excited, and they turned around really neat!! 
I'm using my jars as "Wedding Piggy Banks," and saving up for a couple small things that are wedding related.  One jar is to save money to have my nails done for the wedding, one is to save up for a new bathing suit for our honeymoon, and I'm not sure what the third one is going to be for yet, but it already has change in it anyway! And yes, saving up for a new bathing suit means we're going to a BEACH. Any guesses???? (And if you happen to already know, don't give it away just yet ;) We've already put down the deposit and are ready to pay the balance when it's time! And we couldn't be any more excited!!!!


Holly said...

I love it! They look so cute!!

Nina Diane said...

they turned out great....I may have to try this one!

Lindsey said...

Love it! (: Such a cute idea!