Saturday, March 28, 2015

Chicken, Duck or Bunny?

I really like the bunny jars that I made last year, so I wanted to try something a little different this time.  I found some chickens and ducks that I wanted to use on some jars, but I wanted to make them look like they were on a nest.  See what you think?

Chicken, Duck or Bunny?

I like the bunnies, but I am loving the duck and chicken!

What you will need:
Jar with a lid
Plastic chicken, duck or bunny
E6000 epoxy
Spray paint
Rubber bands
Frosted glass spray
Glass etching cream

First you will want to use your E6000 to glue your duck to the lid of the jar, so it will have time to set before you paint it.

Next, you will want to spray a couple of coats of primer on.  In my experience, you will use quite a bit more yellow paint and get frustrated at the coverage if you don't use primer first.

Now, you can paint it the pretty yellow color!

Now, lets work on the jars.  You will first want to put rubber bands around the jar in somewhat of a random order.  Use a popsicle stick (or something like it) to put the etching cream on the glass.  This was a real pain, trying to get the etching cream into all the corners where the rubber bands meet.

Follow the instructions on the can regarding how long to wait before rinsing the etching cream off.   Usually it's around 5 - 10 minutes.  Then rinse the etching cream off under a faucet.

Then I tried Plan B - Frosted glass spray.  Wow, this was so much easier, and it turned out just as nice as the etching cream.

I really like the bright yellow color.

I also made a set of more natural looking bunny jars, where only the lid is painted.  These are actually my favorite!

What animal would you choose?
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  1. So, so cute! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  2. These are super cute!
    I love attention to detail: etching & lovely colors.
    Such a fun gift for kiddos :)

    I hope you will share your jars with our Link Up - Idea box:


  3. All of these lids are super cute! My favourite are the last one bunnies with natural look.

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  4. I love them all, although I've been especially fond of chickens lately. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Brenda! Super cute creation! The bunnies are my favourites :) Great tutorial! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  6. I can't choose which I love the best! These are so cute! Thank you for sharing with Idea Box Link Party!

  7. Hi Brenda stopping by from Ladies Collection to pop over, these are the cutest mason jars, I just had to pin them to my Mason Jar Board today. Your post would be prefect to share on my Friday Features Linky party. Hope you can make your way over.

    Happy Friday!!
    Have a great day

  8. Thanks so much! I would love to share!

  9. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls

  10. These are just darling! I am going to look for little critters and make these for my grands next year. I love them all, but because I had pet bunnies as a kid the bunny stole my heart! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Hi Brenda, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.

  12. Hello Brenda! I found you via Jann and her lovely linky party :) Your jars are just the sweetest! I will have to remember this idea for next year.

    I am so happy to be following your lovely blog and I look forward to visiting again. Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose