DIY Glitter Mason Jars

I love DIY

(CAUTION: There will NEVER be anything that can be done in “Three Easy Steps”)

I decided to try and make some of these glittery mason jars I have been seeing all over Pinterest! I still need some decor for my built-in bookshelves at home so I decided what better then some gold glitter!

Here are the supplies I needed for the project:

IMG_4395– Mason Jar – Painters Tape – Glitter – Mod Podge – Acrylic Paint –
-Brushes for both the Mod Podge and paint –

Here is the glitter I used. I decided on an extra fine glitter because I thought it would cover better. I also mixed three different colors to get the exact color I wanted, a champagne, gold and cream.

IMG_4397I then painted (several coats) on the inside with the gold paint. I decided on Acrylic Paint because I thought the coverage would be better. A lot of sites said to put the paint in and swirl it around. If you are using a thicker paint, THIS WILL NOT WORK. You will just end up wasting your paint and having an extreme mess on your hands. However this system might work if using spray paint because it is much lighter. This picture is one coat of paint.

IMG_4398I was going back on forth deciding if I should paint on the outside or inside. Everywhere I read it said that the paint would peel off if you put tape on it. Knowing I wanted to use glitter (and knowing I don’t have a steady head) inside the paint went.

So after the paint dried I taped the off the area that I wanted the glitter to cover. I then covered the area with Mod Podge (this is not a time to be stingy). From there I had my glitter prepped in a bowl (Prepped meaning I mixed my three colors together to get the desired color and had it ready for the paste) and covered the desired areas!

IMG_4411Here are the final four products. I have to say the easiest was the striped one all the way to the right. I’ll go over briefly how I did them all. Going from left to right:IMG_4515

1. I covered the entire jar in Mod Podge then hoped for the best and just began to dump the glitter all over the jar. Once I covered the entire jar I held it up to the light and realized that there was too many bare spots, so I covered it with Mod Podge again (yes, I kept the first coat of glitter on). This was the messiest jar to make, so I recommend to do over a sink, but it turned out so cute!

2. This was the hardest to make but who doesn’t love a good Kate Spade-esque pattern. I took a giant circle hole punch and punched the holes in the Painters tape (which was not easy so patience is a must). From there I stuck them all over the jar. I was worried that if I filled each dot with the Mod Podge, it would be dry by the time I got to the last dot. So I did it section by section. Some peeled off easily while others peeled both the glue and glitter. This is one jar that needs to wait awhile to dry.

3. This is the one I took you through above. Paint the inside with a brush and once it is dry place the tape around the jar. Apply the Mod Podge then glitter. Once dry peel off the tape.

4. Lastly, my favorite. All I did was place the tape on the jar where I wanted the stripes to be. I made one thin and the other twice its size. The thin line I just painted several coats of the acrylic paint and the thick line I added Mod Podge and rolled in glitter just like in 3.

Made with love,

XOXO
Ellen

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‘Twosday’ Two Ways

The great thing about style is that the same piece can be worn different ways. We are here to bring you some options for those clothes you have, that you want to breathe new life into. C and I decided to do a feature every Tuesday where we take one article of clothing or accessory, that we both have (or close enough) and style them out in our own way. The thing is we live several hours apart so our outfits are a surprise, even to us! This week we decided to pull out our Grey Blazers.

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On Ellen: Blazer: Banana Republic Factory || Pants: Old Navy || Shirt: Gap || Scarf: Francesca’s || Heels: Macy’s

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(Sorry for the poor quality photos as I am taking these on my iPhone-C)

On Courtney: Blazer: Cynthia Rowley; TJ Maxx || Shirt: J.Crew Factory || Jeans: Express in dark rinse || Shoes: Dirty Laundry; DSW shoes || Statement Piece: Etsy || Bracelet: KJP 

Hope our two different ways to wear a grey blazer inspires you to revamp your own wardrobe!

XOXO Ellen & Courtney

Sunday Style

Sunday’s are usually a lazy day to either sleep in, or for some, to head to Church. I take Sunday’s as a day to express myself differently than having to dress up for the work week in slacks. This is one of my favorite go to outfits for a casual, yet preppy look. I found this beautiful Dana Buchman wool blazer on the 80% off clearance rack at Kohl’s last winter. It was too much of a staple piece for me to pass up. As seen here, I like to style it with an Oxford button up (this one is from Ralph Lauren) and a pair of skinny jeans (Gap). I add a statement piece, this piece is from PinkPineappleShop. I tend to mix up my shoes, today I decided on a pair of flat grey studded Oxford from DSW shoes, but sometimes I will add Black boots, ballet flats, or if I want to have that casual dress look a pair of black heels.

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Blazer Options: Gap, BonTon Stores
Oxford Options: Chambray AE.com, J.Crew Factory
Necklace Options: PinkPineappleShop

XOXO Courtney

 

Weekend Wear

Friday.

I have been dying to wear my destructed Gap jeans. I think they add just a little bit of sass to an outfit. I paired it with my favorite military jacket from Express and just a simple Gap V-Neck shirt. I added a square scarf that I bought last season from the men’s section of Gap.
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Saturday.
All black is always my favorite look and more often than not I don’t even mean to do it. I bought these leggings at Marshalls not knowing they were high wasted but super excited when I realized they were. So, I matched it with a simple black shirt from Express and tucked it in. Again, keeping a neutral pallet I added some light tan wedges that I got last season on sale from DSW. My favorite part of the outfit though, is the Kohl’s necklace from their Vera Wang collection. I have had it for years and just love the clustered pearl look.
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XOXO Ellen

Two Preppy Girls

Hello World,

 
Ellen and Courtney here to bring you fashion tips, styling ideas, fashion on a budget, do it yourself projects and everything in between. We are two preppy girls with a love for fashion. Ellen is the photographer of the two of us and has a great knack for the vintage and refurbishing. Courtney is a grad student on a very small budget for fashion. 
 
How did we meet? Ellen and Courtney became friends through a mutual friend. Courtney had a outfit of the day instagram account and Ellen enjoyed her style. When Courtney “shut down shop” and deleted her instagram, Ellen continued to request she start it up again. After much thinking and debating, Courtney threw the idea at Ellen on creating a collaboration blog….and here we are now. 
 
This is the first post, but we hope you stick around to see how our style can help inspire yours or even help realize that the items in your closet can be revamped instead of thrown out. 
 
As always,
xoxo Ellen & Courtney