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Metallic Luxe Holiday Glass Jar Decoration Tutorial

MargieHiguchi 600x600 MetallicLuxeGlassJarDecoration


Hello and Happy December! Margie here.  The trend of glass jar is going strong and I wanted to see what I can do with it using the Texture Luxe™ Pearl medium. What is Texture Luxe™? It is an opaque acrylic paste designed to create a thick texture with a shimmery metallic finish. So I used it as a paint to cover the glass jar! What do you think?


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I started with a clean glass jar and painted Texture Luxe™ Pearl about 3 to 4 coats with dry time for each coat. While the last coat dried, I cut Holly Wreath die three times with thin chipboard. Then I stacked the die cuts, gluing each with Gel Medium to create a thick embellishment piece.


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Then I covered the chipboard embellishment with Texture Luxe™ Silver. After it dried, I added Design Memory Craft® Silver Ice Gelatos® to highlight the embossing in the die cut. Then I used Metallic PITT Artist Pen Silver (#251) to color the edges of the wreath for a subtle outline.


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After dotting on Texture Gems™ Gold to the wreath as berries and let harden, I adhered the wreath onto the front of the glass jar with globs of Gel Medium for a strong hold. I left mine overnight to dry.


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I started on my pine cones by cutting, rolling and adhering with Gel Medium. After the medium dried, I edged the pine cones with Texture Luxe™ Silver and added on Glass Bead Glitter Gel - doesn't it remind you of snow?! LOVE how the Texture Luxe™ Silver and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel mix together to create a magical effect!


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I wanted to add a monogram so I cut Font One - Uppercase "H" three times with thin chipboard and stacked/glued them with Gel Medium. Then I colored them with Texture Gems™ Gold. When dried, I spread Gel Medium on the back and centered inside the wreath.


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After covering the lip of the jar with white and gold trim ribbon three times around, I tied a simple bow. Then created a double loop bow from twine and adhered with Gel Medium. Lastly, I added the pine cones and let dry.


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Here is another look at the finished jar...


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Supplies List:

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®: Texture Luxe™ Pearl, Gel Medium, Texture Luxe™ Silver, Design Memory Craft® Silver Ice Gelatos®, Metallic PITT Artist Pen Silver (#251), Texture Gems™ Gold, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, and Palette Knife.

Die: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (S2-057 Holly Wreath (ret.), S3-241 Pinecones and S6-009 Font One Uppercase); Twine: Canvas Corp.; Others: Glass Jar, Gold Trim Ribbon and Foam Brush


Thanks for stopping by!!

Margie Higuchi


Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media. She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV.

Margie's “go-to” product is Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®! She uses them in her cards, pages and mixed media projects. They mix and match with many things from water to whipped spackle…The sky’s the limit!

Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and endless craft supplies! Visit her blog at SCRAPS of (my) Life.


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This is lovely.

Lisa Davolt

Super cute and fun!


cute, I have been wanting to paint jars! love the mini pine cones!

Michelle G

Love those pine cones, I'll have to try that technique. Thanks for the inspiration.



Margie Higuchi

Thanks for the kind comments everyone <3 This was SO EASY to make - the Texture Luxe does all the work :)

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