10 October 2011

Painted Glass Jars

Since I teach art, and store a ton of things in glass jars in my classroom, these definitely caught my eye!

 The project was pretty straight-forward and simple, it took mostly patience. What you need is:

  • paint
  • glass jars
  • lids
  • old newspapers (to cover the working surface)
  • spray paint (optional)
We have a large(ish) collection of jam and jalopeno jars from which it was easy to choose matching jars. The paint should be thick enough so it’ll stick to glass, but not too thick. I usedUula Into in different colors. The yellow Into was too thick, I should have diluted it with water (Uula Into is water-thinnable). The others were fine.

And this is what you do. Clean and dry the jar thoroughly. Pour in some paint.

Swirl and shake. Twist and turn. It helps if you close the lid, that way you don’t get paint all over.
Pour the most excess paint back in the paint can.
Leave the jar upside down to drip (lid on!) I left mine overnight.
Pour out the remaining excess paint.
This is what happens when your paint is too thick. It stays like that. You 

can try to wipe it, but be careful not to remove too much. You don’t want clear glass to show.

Wipe the rim clean before the paint dries. If the paint does dry, you may need to scratch it with your finger nails. Leave the jar to dry. This will take quite long. Normally Uula Into dries in 2 hours, but now it took 2-3 days.

Now you have a pretty place to stuff your pens and pencils (for example). I’m happy because the jars have freed up more space on my drawing table AND they look nice.

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  1. I love this idea! I might have to use it in my sewing room! Jars are so great for storage! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That's awesome!
    I wonder if I can do something similar for our wedding centerpieces. Hmmm...

  3. how pretty!! and so simple to do, im going to try it :)

  4. That's interesting that you painted the inside instead of the outside. I would have just spray painted the outside. I love the choices of colours you used! It's fresh and brightens the room! :D

  5. i LOVE this idea!
    they look great an lovely colours, thanks for sharing.
    definetly must try this!

    Abigail x

  6. wow...that is a GREAT idea!!! i am def gonna do that with some glass jars a lady from work gave me!! thanks for the idea!


  7. These are the cutest jars ever! I only am good (sort of) at scrapbooking I will have to try these out and I will definitely let you know how this goes! great for the rainy day that are about to hit Washington soon!

  8. I love this idea. Thanks....I might have to use this.

  9. This is such a great idea! I want to do this!! I would use different shades of pink though!

  10. This is such a cute idea

  11. Wow! Love this! So cute AND practical!

  12. This is awesome! I'm trying to think of what I would need a painted glass jar for (maybe to spice up my very corporate desk?). I'm going to pin this later. Do you have Pinterest so I can give you credit?

  13. These are so pretty! I wouldn't mind having a few scattered throughout my home :)


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