Summer Vacation Fund Jar

Summer Vacation Fund Jar

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 3rd 2014

Repurpose a glass jar into a place to stash extra cash for that special summer getaway.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • 38-ounce glass jar with clamp lid
    • three camel hair paintbrushes



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    Refer to jar views for placement and design.

    1. Paint the entire jar Blue Crystal; wait 15 minutes to dry.
    2. Paint an oval label on one side of the jar with Citron Green.
    3. Paint the beach with Sand.
    4. Paint the mountains in True Blue.
    5. Paint three Shimmering Silver buildings of varying heights.
    6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for second coats; let dry 15 minutes.
    7. Paint the trunk of palm tree on beach with Dark Chocolate.
    8. Paint the fronds on the palm tree by using downward brushstrokes of Festive Green.
    9. Paint the crab with True Red. Use dots of White for eyes and even smaller dots of Black for pupils.
    10. Paint the snow on top of the mountains with White.
    11. Paint the sun above the mountains with Bright Yellow. Allow this layer to dry for 15 minutes.
    12. Instruction #11
    13. Once the palm fronds are dry, use a Brown Glass Paint Marker to outline the fronds and the truck as well as to add dots to the sand.
    14. Instruction #12
    15. Use a Green Glass Paint Marker to draw small pine trees in front of the mountains, if desired.
    16. Use a Black Glass Paint Marker to outline the Shimmering Silver buildings and to add windows to the buildings and birds to each scene. Let all dry.
    17. Instruction #14
    18. Once the label area is dry, use Red, Violet, and Green Glass Paint Markers to write out “Summer Vacation Fund” on the jar.
    19. Add dots of White around the label area.
    20. Finish off the entire painted area with a coat of Clear Medium.