Even if you’re not into football any other time of the year almost everyone seems to take part in the holiday celebration called Super Bowl ;-). I would think it is pretty safe to say it is an American holiday. I mean no matter what religion, culture or beliefs you hold…Super Bowl is celebrated. At a minimum it an excuse to eat, and hang out with friends.
I do happen to love football. Since we live in Denver, CO it is by no means a surprise that we love the Denver Broncos. We live only a few miles from the stadium. I love the excitement that surrounds the Bronco spirit. If you are a football fan I am sure you can relate with the city you reside.
I love how these football mason jars turned out!I am excited to put them out for Super Bowl and to bring them out next season when football returns in September. There are only a couple weeks before we bring the football season to an end (wipe tears).
Are you ready for some football! Yes I am!
I made three jars to represent football: a football, a refs jersey and one for the Denver Bronos.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR FOOTBALL MASON JARS
- 3 mason jars
- Painter’s tape
- Paint – black (Rich Black by Folk Art), white (White Adirondack by Folk Art), brown (Rich Mocha by Behr), navy (Denver Navy by Glidden), and orange (Denver Orange Glidden)
- Sand paper
- Spray sealer
Step 1) Start out with clean mason jars. Paint one jar brown, one orange, or your chosen NFL color I suggest starting with the lightest color, and one white. I mixed BB Frosch with the orange, navy and brown paint to make my own chalk paint. What is so great is that Glidden makes NFL colors, so there is no guessing which color is the exact match for your favorite team. I applied about two to three coats of paint for this step.
Step 2) I applied painter’s tape to the jars to create the stripes and the football.To create the stripes I placed a piece of painters tape in between each stripe then removed it and repeated it. This helped with keeping my lines even.
So here is what these two jars look like at this point. Step 4) I painted the horizontal laces on the football. I did this part by hand. Then I touched up the uneven lines on the stripes and sanded all the jars. The paint did bleed a little over the raised letters.Then I sprayed three coats of a matte spray sealer to protect the paint.
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