Treat jar tutorial and giveaway with Pink Elephant Designs


I'm so excited to be introducing all of you to a great new Chicago based company called Pink Elephant.

Claire and Kacie are friends that share a common love of design and have combined their talents to create Pink Elephant, an eclectic mix of household items ranging from lovely refurbished furniture to beautiful handmade prints.

The ladies are graciously providing a tutorial and a giveaway for the lovely elephant jar that they completed!
I'm turning it over to the girls now.  



Pink Elephant is excited to present our first giveaway, a custom-made one-of-a-kind 
{adorable, if we must say so ourselves} 
candy jar!  
Pink Elephant is an on-the-run, Chicago-based design studio that gathers items from a variety of artists and crafters.  We are excited to bring this give-away item to Holy Craft's beloved friends.  And, if you are interested in making a similar DIY project, it's super simple!


 For this project, all you need is a wide-mouth jar, a spray can of a favorite color, and some quick-set epoxy.  You'll also need to top if off with a paintable figurine with a flat bottom and nice silhouette. When purchasing, make sure that the jar lid is significantly wider than the base of the figurine and that the size of the figurine doesn't 'overpower' the size of the jar.

{We used Super Glue Brand Epoxy, Valspar 'Color Radiance' Spray Paint and Primer in one in a gloss Plumberry finish, a one-gallon  'Anchor Hocking' Glass Cracker Jar, and a lovely vintage wooden elephant we stumbled upon at a local flea market}.


 Begin your project by adhering your figurine to the jar lid using the two-part epoxy.  All surfaces should be clean, the jar lid should be level, and both parts of the epoxy should be mixed well.   Cover the entire base of the figurine.


With a flat skewer or plastic knife, wipe the excess epoxy off to make a smooth, thin layer.  Place the figurine firmly on the lid, and allow it to dry overnight.



In every project, there are unexpected turns, and you sometimes have to problem-solve.  In our case, the base didn't fully meet the jar lid; there was a small crevice along the base of the elephant.  We used quick-drying, heavy-duty Vinyl Spackling to fill in the seam. 



Once the lid is fully dry, prep it for painting by setting it on a surface that allows the paint to reach the entire outer part of the lid.  Spray 4-5 thin coats. Be sure to spray from a variety of angles to reach all of the crevices of the figurine.  Allow the lid to fully dry between coats.



And, there you have it, a lovely storage solution to anything from cotton-balls, to crayons, to sweet, delicious treats!

You can check out Pink Elephant on facebook and contact some of Pink Elephant’s designers for custom orders at Persimmon Prints {art/notecards} or rubybirddesigns@gmail.com {custom furniture}.



18 comments

Lizzie_Bitz said...

Obviously the BEST card is the "I'm your biggest FAN" with a fan on it ... doesn't get much more cute or punny :)

NaDell Ransom said...

I like the God Gave Me You print.

NaDell Ransom said...

I like them on facebook.

Wani said...

I like Pink Elephant on fb!

Wani said...

I love the Walk Humbly print! Would love to have it on a tshirt! ;-)

Tiffany & Brittany said...

I love the Walk Humbly 8 x 10 Print (Teal Background) print!!

Tiffany & Brittany said...

I liked Pink Elephant on FB!

Debra Lee said...

With brave wings you'll fly is my favorite!

Debra Lee said...

I liked them on facebook!

kelli said...

Walk Humbly is my fav! Great jar. http://www.etsy.com/listing/126442758/walk-humbly-8-x-10-print-teal-background?ref=shop_home_active

Fort Worth Mama said...

I like the God gave me you print. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Fort Worth Mama said...

I liked Pink Elephant on Facebook.

Erin said...

I like PE on FB!

Erin said...

LOVING the He makes all things new chevron print. Amazing shop!!

Kimberly said...

I follow them on Facebook

Kimberly said...

I like "Sleep Until the Dawn for All is Well"

Abbi Witherspoon said...

I liked them on FB!

Abbi Witherspoon said...

I really like the "Today is the Day" print.

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