How to make a purrfectly cute cat mason jar

Show off your affection for cats with a functional and adorable DIY home accessory. Create a cat mason jar to hold pens, craft supplies or even a bag of cat treats. Your guests will envy and admire this desktop jar!
While this particular craft uses white chalk paint, you can also choose other colors. Experiment with different shades to capture the color and markings of a feline companion. When selecting craft wire for this project, be sure the wire isn't too thick — you should easily be able to bend the wire by hand.
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Materials
- Scrap paper
- 4 oz. mason jar
- Paint palette
- White chalk paint
- 1-inch paint brush
- Pencil
- Black marker
- Pink pearl acrylic paint
- Fine paint brush
- Gold craft wire
- Wire cutter
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
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Instructions
1. Place the mason jar on a piece of scrap paper.
2. Pour white chalk paint into a paint palette.
3. Dip a 1-inch paint brush in the white chalk paint. Paint the exterior of the mason jar. Don't paint the bottom of the jar.
4. Allow the paint to dry.
5. Apply a second coat of white paint to the mason jar.
6. Allow the paint to dry.
7. Use a pencil to draw two circles on the jar. These will serve as the cat's eyes.
8. Draw a heart below the two circles made in the previous step. This shape will serve as the cat's nose.
9. Place the tip of the pencil on the point at the bottom of the heart made in the previous step.
10. Drag the pencil downward to make a "J." This J will serve as the left side of the mouth.
11. Make a backwards J beside the J made in the previous Step. The backwards J will serve as the right side of the mouth.
12. Draw horizontal lines on each side of the nose. These lines will be the cat whiskers.
13. Use a black marker to fill in the circular eyes, then trace the mouth and whiskers with the marker.
14. Squeeze pink paint onto the palette.
15. Use a fine paint brush to paint the cat nose pink.
16. Snip two pieces of wire from a spool of gold craft wire. Each piece should measure approximately 1-inch in length.
17. Bend each wire, making a triangular shape that resembles a cat ear.
18. Glue each piece of wire as the cat's ears to the inside of the mason jar. The ears should stick up out of the jar. Allow the glue to dry.
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