DIY Antique silver & copper treasury.

Those little treasures one can use for as many porpuses as one can think of.
I have so many visions that at the end I must do more copies to materialise those ideas. :D

Today I would like to share with you how to make your own treasury. :)

DIY treasury jar. Decoupage/ Serviettentechnik Tresor.

In order to make those beauties you need:

  1. A small, clean glass jar (clean with alcohol or vinegar, the lid must be with no paint – remove it with sandpaper).
  2. Primer/ gesso – cover the jar and the lid (do not paint the neck of the jar).
  3. Let it dry.
  4. A design you would like to have on your treasury (draw on a jar in the desired place).
  5. Relief outliner – draw with it on top of the pencil design you made before.
    Hand craft glass jar with relief outliner, Hand dekoriert Glas mit Relief.
  6. Let it dry.
  7. Metallic paint – can be gold, silver, copper etc. Paint the jar and the lid (omit the jar neck).
  8. Let it dry.
  9. Bitumen or dark brown acrylic paint – dip the soft cloth in the liquid and cover the surface you want to look aged and immediately remove the access of the paint/ bitumen. Repeat the action till you will be satisfied with the effect.
  10. Let it dry.
  11. Gloss varnish – paint the jar and the lid.
  12. Congratulations! You have just learned how to create amazing handcrafted work on a simple jar. :D

decorated jar with relief outliner - tutorial, Handwerk Glas mit Relief - tutorial.

Peanuts will be stored in one of this treasures. Aleks love peanuts and after eating  3/4 of a tin :) he can not eat more and they get damp after a day. In my home things don’t get wasted just like that, so now we have a solution to damp nuts. ;)

What is your solution to storage of little leftovers?

Photo & text: AnnaDecou.
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