Dot’s DIY: Easy Easter Centerpiece

Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away (see what we did there), and we’ve come up with a cute project that would look adorable as a centerpiece or table decor for your Easter meal or party.

image credits, clockwise: pastels, Easter eggs, peeps, berry pastels

Ball Mason Jars
– Paint (we like the look of Amy Howard at Home One Step Chalk Paint)
– Sandpaper or sponge (80 grit or comparable will work)
Paint brush

  1. Wash jars and dry them well if you have used them before. If they are straight out of the package, they should be fine to go ahead and paint on.
  2. Paint jars, let dry, and paint a second coat to make sure they are completely covered. Chalk paint dries fairly quickly, but you may need to wait overnight if you use acrylic or other paints.
  3. Once they are completely dry, use your sandpaper or sanding sponge to distress the jars. There are no hard rules for this, just do what you like! Distressing over the text, around the mouth of the jar, and a bit on the curves looks pretty natural.
  4. That’s it! Fill with flowers or candy, tie a ribbon or string around them, or pull out your smaller brush or Sharpie and add some stripes, polka dots, or even a chick face!
Happy Easter!
  • After Easter, use them in your bathroom, office or kitchen to hold toothbrushes, pens, etc.

Featured image from the blog It All Started With Paint, (which includes a step-by-step on how to paint and distress with images if you need a little help).

Dot’s Ace Hardware at 3411 Richmond Rd in Texarkana has everything you need for this project, and more! Stop by and let our friendly associates help you find what you need this spring.

Or shop online for free site-to-store shipping every day!






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