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How to Make a Farmhouse Kitchen Canister
- Peanut butter jars
- French bakery cut files
- Chalky finish spray paint
- Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
- Silhouette cutting machine
Start by making sure your peanut butter jars are clean and the labels are removed. Prepare the surface to receive the paint by wiping it down with white vinegar or soapy water. Lay the jar upside down and start spraying. It took quite a few coats of spray paint to get solid coverage, but be patient. Putting too much paint on at once just causes it to run. It took me 6 coats to get the jars how I wanted them.
While the jars are drying, cut out your vinyl. When using HTV you always need to mirror your image before cutting. Size your image to fit your jars and cut it out with the HTV vinyl setting in your Silhouette software.
Carefully weed out the excess HTV. I found holding the design up to the light allowed me to easily see where I still had vinyl to be removed.
Once your HTV is ready, heat up your iron to the cotton setting and turn off the steam. Grab a towel and roll it up on either side so you can cradle your jar. Place the HTV on the jar.
Now before you start ironing, let me tell you what I learned. I started out using a pressing cloth, but when I removed the pressing cloth I discovered the places the iron hit the jar that didn’t have the plastic HTV backing protecting it stuck to the pressing cloth (I had to repaint the top a bit). For the second canister, I didn’t use the pressing cloth and tried to carefully iron without getting the iron on any non HTV backing areas. This worked much easier. The iron on the hard round surface is a little tricky, but take your time and don’t rush it.
Once the HTV is ironed on, carefully remove the backing. You may have areas that need to be re-ironed so keep the iron handy when removing the backing so you don’t loose any small details.
Now all that is left is to put your new farmhouse kitchen canister in the kitchen and admire your work. No more boring glass peanut butter jars, instead lots of french charm. I can’t wait until I get to remodel my kitchen so it will be full of farmhouse goodness. But until then I will keep putting fun farmhouse items in our home!
And don’t forget to check out the rest of these awesome Refresh projects.
Have a wonderful January!