Hand Painted Oil Jar – A Mother’s Day Tutorial

Hand Painted Oil Jar – A Mother’s Day Tutorial

Hi everyone!  Happy Mother’s Day!  In honor of the day, I thought I would post a quick tutorial for a Mother’s Day project. This project took me about 20 minutes total, so it’s a quick one!  Also – I’m not a particularly good artist, so if I can do it, so can you!

This one’s just for you mom!

Materials

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1 Bottle of wine
1 wine glass
3 (or more) chocolates
1 daughter (to do the work)

Materials for your daughter:

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1 olive oil bottle
2 shades green glass paint (Pebeo Vitrea 160 Tea Green and Aniseed pictured here)
2 shades purple glass paint (Pebeo Vitre 160 Shimmer Purple and Porcelaine 150 Amethyst Purple pictured here)
1 paint brush

Step 1: Pour a Glass of Wine

Pour yourself a glass of wine and unwrap one of your chocolates.  Go ahead, take a sip, eat a chocolate, relax.

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In the meantime, have your daughter use the dark green to draw some curly vines on the oil bottle.  It’s ok to Google a picture of grape vines for reference.

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Step 2: Play outside with your dog

Go outside with Atreyu, enjoy the weather, play catch, and drink some more wine.

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(Image taken by my mom.)

Meanwhile, have your daughter paint on some grape bunches.  Start by drawing a circle with the dark purple (leaving the centers empty), and then fill in the center dots with a lighter purple.

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Step 3: Have a fire on the deck

Start a fire.  Enjoy another glass of wine.  Maybe even have some more chocolate.

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(Image taken by my mom.)

Daughter, go ahead and add some smaller vines with the lighter green.  Add some leaves as well.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be perfect, just tell mom it’s the best part of being hand made and shows her that it really was you that made it.  I went over the light lines with a little bit of dark as well.  (And don’t worry, this project should take you about 15-20 minutes in total, so you can go out and enjoy that fire as well, if you are there.)

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Fin

That’s it!  Step back and enjoy your handiwork.  Fill it with olive oil (or even grape oil) if you want!  You can cure the paint if you want by waiting 24 hours and baking at 325 degrees fahrenheit for 40 minutes.  The bottle I got is hand wash only to begin with, but I plan to cure it anyways.

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Have a great Mother’s day mom!  I plan to see you soon, so I’ll give this to you then.  I hope everyone else has also enjoyed their weekend!

 

 



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One Response to Hand Painted Oil Jar – A Mother’s Day Tutorial

  1. I absolutely love it! And if you were busy doing this last night, rest assured that I took care of all the required Mom steps. Can’t wait for your next east coast visit! Love you.

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