Glass Christmas Trees

Remember those glass Christmas tree candy jars?  The ones where you can take of the top of tree and put candy in them. My mom and my grandma always had some sort of chocolate or hard candy in them.

I found three of them at St. Vincent de Paul.  They were only $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00.  I couldn’t pass them up.  I had gotten the idea from a Pin on Pinterest.  When I had finshed up with my blubs from the previous post, I grabbed a TV tray and a table cloth and took them outside.  It was still pretty warm out, and I don’t have much room to use spray paint in the house.

I sprayed the first coat with Krylon white.  I let it sit for about 10-15 minutes until it was dry to the touch. You can see where after the first coat, the paint dripped in one place, and I missed a spot in another.

I went back and applied a second and third coat. And waited 10-15 minutes between each.

On the last coat, I used Krylon Glitter Blast in Diamond Dust.  I did a little oopise.  I forgot to move the can while painting, and there was a large quantity of paint in one area.  It ended up dripping down the side and I had to gently scrape some of it.  It turned out alright after I fixed it.  I got distracted by a flock of geese that was flying over head.

Once dry, to the touch, I took them in and added extra glitter in some spots.

The trees are up on my shelf in my kitchen. I turned my cheese board I picked up last week into a sign while it’s not in use.
How do you decorate for Christmas/Holidays?  Share your comments below, I’d love to hear them

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