Painted Teacher Pencil Jar with Step-by-Step Tutorial

In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll show you and your kids how to paint these super cute teacher pencil jars that will make great end of the year teacher gifts for their favorite teacher.

This is a project that I worked on two years ago for DecoArt.I've finally decided that now is the time to share it with you. Better late than never, right?

If you're interested in painting your own teacher jar, please make sure to watch the videos included in this post. I hope they help when it comes to explaining the painting process I've used.

Project Template for the Glass Teacher Jar
(To be used in conjunction with the videos that follow)

Supplies Needed:

1 - 3” square x 6” tall glass jar (available at Michael’s Craft Store)
Rubbing alcohol
1 – ½ wide, flat paintbrush
1 - #5 round paintbrush
1 - #1 round paintbrush
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – Black
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – True Red
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – Dark Chocolate
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – Festive Green
1 – 2 ounce jar DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel Paint – White
1 paper plate (to be used as your paint palette)
Newspaper to cover your work surface
1 cup of water with a pinch of dish soap for washing paintbrushes between colors
Paper towels for drying paintbrushes between colors

Step-By-Step Instructions:

-Wash the glass jar with soap and water before you’re ready to paint.
-Brush the entire outside surface of the jar with the rubbing alcohol and allow to dry. (This prepares the surface for the paint).
-Using the flat paintbrush, paint a black rectangle to two sides of the glass.  (see template) Allow to dry.
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a red apple shape on the opposite two sides of the glass. (see template)  Allow to dry.
-Apply 2 additional coats of black paint to the rectangle, allowing the paint to dry in-between coats.  (A hair dryer can be used to speed up the process if needed)
-Apply 2 additional coats of red paint to the apple, allowing the paint to dry in-between coats. (A hair dryer can be used to speed up the process if needed)
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a brown frame around the black rectangle (3 coats) allowing the paint to dry thoroughly in-between each coat.
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a green leaf at the top of each apple.
-Using the #5 round brush, paint a brown stem on the top of each apple.
-Using the #1 round brush, paint a white stick figure boy and girl onto each blackboard along with a 123 and ABC above one of each stick figure.
-Using the #1 round brush, paint a small apple in one hand of each of the stick figures.
-Using the #1 round brush, paint a white A+ Teacher and teachers name inside the apple.













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