Happy Monday friends! Did you all have a good weekend? Do anything exciting? I was in Los Angeles visiting a friend for a good part of the weekend. On Saturday we went to Renegade and stocked up on cute, handmade items. The fair seemed HUGE this year and even though we were there for six hours, we rushed through the last part. But I found all kinds of great stuff and supported a few of my favorite artists and crafters so I was super happy with the trip. Sometime this week I will post about all of my finds and share pictures (even though I wasn't able to take that many since I was busy shopping the entire time). On Sunday, on my way home, I visited a local farmer's market and visited with a few other friends who have a booth there. So it was a weekend of markets for me. A lot of time in the sun, a little sunburnt, a lot of time away from my computer (I didn't look at my computer all weekend, minus checking Twitter on my phone...and it was glorious!), and a lot of new, handmade goodies to add to my collection.
I am almost appalled by how easy this DIY is and that I didn't think of it sooner. All you need is a mason jar and a paint pen and then you can trace whatever numbers or letters you want. I came up with it totally on the fly too. I was standing in the check-out line at JoAnn's and saw these painters pens on display. All of the sudden the wheels start turning and I think, "These could work on glass!" I frequently see menus or escort cards written on the glass in vintage window frames and I just love that look. One of my first DIYs last year involved painting silhouettes on mason jars and these paint pens could be an easier solution to achieve that same look or something similar.
Mason jars are big in weddings now but it seems I never tire of them. They are classic and have that hint of vintage flare which so many of us love. They are also cheap and versatile, which is a big selling point for me. Are you a fan of the mason jar look? Or are you ready for the next trend?
This might be the easiest and quickest DIY I've featured to date. No special skills are required and it has a high success rate. Check out the full DIY on The Knotty Bride and see the how-to pictures.
Have a good week everyone!