Succulents are a very popular crafting and decorating item these days, but if you’re like me…you may not want the hassle of having to keep them alive (although I hear they’re simple to take care of). So if you want simple and trendy, today I’m sharing how I used a faux succulent to create this Painted Faux Succulent Mason Jar. It’s a simple project idea that can be used to decorate a space in your kitchen or give them to friends as gifts!!
What you need:
Faux Succulent (Darice Crafts sells them, so do some dollar stores)
Navy blue, White and Pink Paints
Gilding Cream and Gold Leaf
Start by painting the inside of your jar with white paint. Pour a large amount in there and gently use a brush to swirl it around and help it up the sides. Let dry.
After the inside of the jar is painted, tape off a area of the bottom to paint on the OUTSIDE of the jar with navy paint. Then paint the full bottom of the jar with the navy and let dry.
After the navy dries, then you add another tape line and paint the pink area of the jar…again allowing for the pink paint to dry.
Peel the paint off the whole thing and gently fix any inconsistencies. From there, I got a small paintbrush, gilding cream, and gold leaf and painted gilding cream by hand around my striped areas. After the gilding cream dries it will be tacky and then you can gently apply the gold leaf. The leaf will only stick to the cream and the rest will rub off gently.
Once it rubs off your left with your finished product!!
It’s a simple and fun project…something that would be great for a party favor, decoration, teacher gift or more!! You can use any colors you want and know that there’s no upkeep to this little gem! The inside white of the jar looks clean and sleek against the shabby outside of it…and you can never go wrong with gold leaf!!
Hope you enjoy!