DecoArt supplied the Americana Chalky Finish Paint for this post. I’m part of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program.
Mason Jar Menorah
Like many families, we are doubly blessed this time of year. We celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. I wanted to make something special to celebrate Hanukkah (which starts on December 16th at sundown), using my favorite things: Mason Jars and Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint! Note: If you aren’t familiar with Hanukkah, it’s a Jewish holiday celebrating a great miracle. Here’s a link where you can learn more about Hanukkah.
Supplies: Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Delicate, Escape and Legacy, eight 4 oz (Quarter Pint) Mason Jars, one 8 oz (Half Pint) Mason Jar, paintbrushes, a wax candle, menorah candles and epsom salt.
Step 1: Paint all the jars Delicate and let them dry.
Step 2: Rub a wax candle all over the raised parts of the jar. Dust off any excess candle residue.
Step 3: Dip a dry paint brush in Legacy and drag it over the eight 4 oz jars. Dip a different brush in Escape and brush over the larger 8 oz jar. This will be the jar that holds the Shamash, or lighter candle.
Step 4: Pour Epsom Salt in the jars to keep the candles upright. Add the candles to the 4 oz jars.
Step 5: To make the Shamash stand out, you may want to use a different color candle. I also tied a bow on that candle to signify it’s special.
The contrasting colors of paint add a touch of rustic charm to the menorah.
Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to you!
Thank you, DecoArt.