Kitchen Tools Jar

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Crackled paint is the key to giving plain glass a complete makeover. Try this technique to make great storage containers for your pens, crochet hooks, drinking straws, etc. Post your craft on the Community page at – we’d love to see your creation!


  • Glass quart jar
  • Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints: Black, White, Antique White, Nightfall Blue, Spice Brown
  • Raffia


  • Delta Ceramcoat Crackle Medium
  • All-purpose sealer
  • Satin varnish
  • Paintbrushes: flat, round, liner, large and small shaders
  • Sponge scrap (optional)

Basic Supplies

scissors, pencil, transfer paper, toothpick, newspaper (to cover work surface)



On covered work surface, use flat brush to apply one coat sealer to outside of jar. Basecoat jar Black.


Following manufacturer’s instructions, apply crackle medium to jar. Use large shader brush and Antique White to paint jar. (Note: Load paintbrush heavily. Apply only one coat of Antique White. Do not paint over areas that have already been covered or paint will lift. For a smaller cracked appearance, use sponge and apply paint heavily over surface.)


Print pattern. (Note: The blue word “pattern” is a link. To access this pattern, select the link, then download and print pattern.) Transfer pattern to center front of jar.


Use round brush to paint the following: flour bag and measuring cup White; bowl Nightfall Blue; spoon handle Spice Brown. Use liner brush and Black to outline shapes, write “Flour” on flour bag and add accents. Add swirl lines to bowl with White. Use Nightfall Blue and liner brush to paint “Kitchen Tools”; add dots to ends of letters with handle end of paintbrush or toothpick.


Apply two coats varnish to jar. Tie raffia into bow around rim.


  • Applying a water-based or polyurethane varnish will give your jar a protective coating. Some oil-based varnishes may yellow. Polyurethane varnish provides a durable protective layer that is easy to clean and will give your jar added sheen.

by Alice Duerr

6 thoughts on “Kitchen Tools Jar

  1. once you print the pattern how do you transfer it to the jar? I know that sounds like a Crazy question …..But I really don’t understand how you do it ….Thanks for your help ….Kathy Howington

  2. Hi! I would only gently wipe with a damp cloth on the outside and you could hand wash the the crackle paint might loosen if too wet.

    You transfer the pattern by using a dark graphite transfer paper. Or You could also use a #2 pencil and on the reverse side of your tracing redraw the design, then lay that side down on the jar and use the pencil to again go over the pattern lines. The pencil graphite on the bottom of the design should transfer to the jar.

  3. I would also like to know how to transfer the printed pattern to the prepared jar. I have no idea how to go about this. Thank you!

  4. To transfer a pattern….
    •Place transfer paper or graphite paper shiny side down onto surface. Note: Use dark transfer paper for light surfaces and light transfer paper for dark surfaces.
    •Place pattern on top of transfer paper and trace pattern lines with stylus or pencil. Remove pattern and transfer paper.

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