Stars and Stripes Snack Jar
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Stars and Stripes Snack Jar

Create this decidedly All American snack jar out of a chicken feeder base.
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels – White, Sand, True Blue and Tuscan Red
  • Glass Jar, Quart
  • Chicken Feeder Base
  • Paintbrushes – #12 Flat and #0 Liner
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Stencil – Star (Optional)
  • Cosmetic Sponge Wedges (Optional)
  • Painter’s Tape, 1" and ¼"

Project Instructions

Step 1 Wash jar in warm soapy water, rinse, and dry well before painting.

Step 2 Tape off three stripes on jar as desired.

Step 3 Use ¾" flat brush to paint top stripe True Blue; middle stripe, Sand; and bottom stripe, Tuscan Red. Repeat application, if needed.

Step 4 Run craft knife around tape edges and remove tape.

Step 5 Stencil or paint white stars around True Blue stripe.

Step 6 Use liner brush and white to paint lettering.

Step 7 Use brush handle end to dot under top stripe with True Blue and under middle stripe with Sand.

Step 8 Paint feeder base top True Blue.

Step 9 Allow jar to air dry or follow paint label instructions for baking.


Chicken feeder base can be found at farm supply stores.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by the DecoArt Design Team.